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THE BLACK RIDER

HIVE 3

EVERYONE

HARD CORE LOGO: LIVE

I NEEDLE EAST VAN

SALON

UNCLE VANYA

ILSA QUEEN OF THE NAZI LOVE CAMP

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THE BLACK RIDER

By: Tom Waits, William S Burroughs and Robert Wilson

Touring from 1998-2008: Edmonton, New York, Winnipeg, Whitehorse, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, St. John's and Toronto.

 
 
More production information can be found at the Black Rider website.
 
If you're interested in producing or presenting The Black Rider please read our Frequently Asked Questions section first. http://www.novembertheatre.com/faq
 
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"Ana" at Hive 3                                   

Written by
Michael Scholar, Jr.
and Carmen Aguirre

Starring Carmen Aguirre

Designed by
Ilena Lee Cramer
and Karen Z. Matthews

HIVE 3

Created and produced with Neworld Theatre, Boca del Lupo, Electric Company, Felix Culpa, Leaky Heaven Circus, the Only Animal, Radix, Rumble Productions, Theatre Replacement, Theatre SKAM, Pi Theatre, and Theatre Conspiracy.

Presented by the Cultural Olympiad

577 Great Northern Way

March 10 - 13 and 17 - 20, 2010

BC's best known independent theatre companies reconvene for a theatrical 'choose your own adventure', and this time November Theatre will be contributing.  Short pieces, for small audiences each happening simultaneously under one roof.  Watch, drink and get a good buzz.  Presented by the Cultural Olympiad.

Promo video click here.

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EVERYONE

A modern morality play in 7 horse-drawn acts.
Created by Caravan Farm Theatre with Neworld Theatre, The Electric Company, Pound of Flesh Theatre, Theatre Melee and Theatre Replacement.
Music by David Rhymer
Commissioned by the Caravan Farm Theatre

July 20 to August 22, 2010
Caravan Farm Theatre, Armstrong BC

This is what you get when you send six city-based theatre companies to a picturesque farm to ponder right and wrong. Everyone is a modern interpretation of the classic medieval morality play. The contemporary Every-Family grapples with dark forces as they journey towards The Good Life. Staged on horse-drawn wagons, Everyone is an epic event brought to you by one of BC’s theatre treasures for their 30th Anniversary.

November Theatre's scene was entitled "Killing Konundrum"

 

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Hard Core Logo: LIVE

Adapted by
Michael Scholar, Jr.

Based on "Hard Core Logo"
Book by Michael Turner,
Film by Bruce McDonald
Screenplay by Noel S. Baker

Original Music by
Joe “Shithead” Keithley of D.O.A.
Lyrics by Michael Turner

Direction: Brad Moss
Musical Direction:
Joe “Shithead” Keithley
and Corinne Kessel

Cast:
Toby Berner
Clinton Carew
Telly James
Michael Scholar, Jr.
and
Rachael Johnston

Set Design: Cory Sincennes
Photography/Punk Consultant: Bev Davies
Lighting Design/Roadie: Scott Peters
Costume Design: Sheena Haug
Projection Design: Jamie Nesbitt
Sound Design: Dave Clarke
Publicist: Ellie O’Day
Skull Logo: David Lester
Graphic Design: Scott Beadle, for Laura Galloway Design
Stage Manager: Jenn Best

Short Film
Director/Editor/Cinematograper: Jason Margolis
Narrator: Nardwuar The Human Serviette
Click here to watch the video

WORLD PREMIERE
Co-produced with Theatre Network (Edmonton) and Touchstone Theatre (Vancouver)

Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver)

Edmonton: Previews Nov. 16, 2010, Opens Nov. 18 and runs through Dec. 5 at The Roxy Theatre (10708 – 124 St.)

Vancouver: Preview Jan. 26, 2011, Opens Jan. 27 and runs until Feb 6 at The Rickshaw Theatre (254 east Hastings Street), as a part of the PuSh Festival.

Hard Core Logo was one of Canada’s most notorious and influential punk bands - until they fell apart on the night of their career-making deal. Years later, during the mid-90s punk revival, lead singer Joe Dick - living somewhere between East Hastings and a dream - decides it’s time to unite the band for a last-gasp reunion tour across Western Canada. It’s the story we know, the book we love, the movie that affected us all. Now, for the first time, we’re taken on a theatrical journey into the world of Vancouver punk rock in the stage adaptation of the Canadian cult classic.

Press:

Cover article of the Georgia Straight

“…drop whatever you’re doing right now and get tickets to see Hard Core Logo: Live."
-The Edmontonian

"a raucous stage show … an ear-shattering dynamic in the three-chord
punk rock score"
-Edmonton Sun

"Although staging a punk rock show for a seated theatre audience may run contrary to the notion of punk, Hard Core Logo: LIVE breaks through its restraints and is just as rocking as the real thing."
-See Magazine

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I Needle East Van

Sights and Sounds from the Vancouver Punk Scene
FUSE at Vancouver Art Gallery- Dark City

March 18 8pm - 1am
Vancouver Art Gallery
Freight Elevator on Level 2

tickets at the door or online:
http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/fuse.html

DJ Dick drops the needle on his vinyl collection of Vancouver punk and indie records. Guest DJs will also share their favourite local songs and stories against the backdrop of striking photographs taken by legendary rock shooter, Bev Davies. Davies' black and white photos, from the late '70s to mid '80s, are scanned from the negatives, printed on plastic and mounted on adapted metal shelving, evoking the D.I.Y. ethos.

Come hang out, have a look, have a listen. When the punk elevator opens its doors, are you gonna mosh it up or slam it down?

If you can't make it, log onto Ustream on March 18. LIVE video and audio feed, DJ Dick will be spinning records all night long.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/i-needle-east-van

We recorded the event on video.  To watch and hear the whole crazy show click here for part 1 and here for part 2.

The Team:

Michael Scholar, Jr. - DJ/performer/producer
Bev Davies - Photographer/Guest DJ
Corinne Kessel - Sound Designer
Ilena Cramer - Set and Lighting Designer
Carola Goetze - Photograph Curator
Nina Hirlaender Hinton - Co-producer
Tabitha Montgomery - Crew

Guest DJs:
Scott Beadle (Punk Archivist and drummer for the Ron Reyes Band)
Hugh Phukovsky (aka Paul Anthony)
Eric Swanick (curator of the SFU Vancouver Punk Special Collection)

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On August 19th, November Theatre presented the incredible and prolific composer David Rhymer, along with the enchanting chanteuse Onalea Gilbertson at a very intimate salon.  Squeezed into the rumpus room of Michael Scholar, Jr.'s home, an audience of 40 patrons were fortunate enough to hear a rare concert drawn from selections of David's songs, pulling from his unique musical theatre and operatic pieces spanning 3 decades.  The night was truly magic, and will be a night to remember for all who were there. Click here for pics.

 

 

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NOVEMBER THEATRE

&

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

PRESENTS

UNCLE VANYA
By Anton Chekhov
A New Version By Annie Baker
Literal translation By Margarita Shalina
Directed By Michael Scholar, Jr.

Vanya’s country life is turned upside down ever since the retired Professor and his young wife Yelena have moved in. Night is day, and days are long on this old estate haunted by the ghost of the past.

Annie Baker, one of the most celebrated American playwright’s lends her elegant command of the colloquial to Chekhov’s heartbreaking masterpiece Uncle Vanya, with this vital new staging.

Come see this classic again, or for the first time, as we present Vanya on 52nd!

Performances Dates:
Friday December 5th, 2014 8:00PM
Saturday December 6th, 2014 2:00PM
Saturday December 6th, 2014 8:00PM
Sunday December 7th, 2014 2:00PM

Performance Venue: Medicine Show Theatre, 549 W 52nd, 3rd Floor, New York, NY, USA
http://www.medicineshowtheatre.org/

Students/Seniors $10.00
General Admission: $15.00
Columbia University Students: Free (limited seating)

CREATIVE TEAM:

Director............................... Michael Scholar Jr.
Dramaturg........................... Ida Victoria Biering
Asst. Director...................... Samantha Sheppard
General Manager................ Eric Gabriel Vigdorov
Set Design........................... Christopher Swader
Set Design............................ Justin Swader
Light Design......................... Alex Fabozzi
Costume Design................... You-Shin Chen
Sound Design....................... Keith Patchel
Stage Manager..................... Lile Jandreska
Asst. Stage Manager............ Melisa Sanyer

CAST OF PLAYERS:

Maria Vasilyevna................... Sharlene Hartman*
Vanya.................................... Elliott Mayer*
Yelena................................... Clara F. Pagone
Waffles.................................. Jon L. Peacock
Sonya.................................... Alana Rader*
Astrov.................................... Timothy McCown Reynolds*
Professor .............................. Howard Thoresen*
Marina................................... Susan Wallack*
Yefim......................................Hugh Buller

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

“Uncle Vanya” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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November Theatre and Columbia University School of the Arts presents
The American Premiere of:

Ilsa, Queen of the Nazi Love Camp
Written by Blake Brooker
Music by David Rhymer

A nasty musical about forgetting.

May 8th 8PM, 9th 2PM & 8PM, 10th 7PM, 2015
@ Medicine Show Theatre, 549 W 52nd St. (between 10th and 11th), 3rd Floor, New York
Tickets: $15 full price ticket, $10 Students/Seniors, Free for Columbia University Students (subject to availability).
Reservations: ilsaqueentickets@gmail.com

Since the war ended, the Colonel has been hiding in South America, while in Germany, Ilsa has continued to entertain men in her customary way. After decades apart, these two love-sick Nazis go on a journey to find each other, by following the trail of top-secret materials left by Hitler himself.  On their journey, they find one angry man who has been fired from his teaching position for his anti-Semitic views.  Is he their next great hope, or just a stupid dope?

Between Springtime for Hitler and South Park There's Ilsa. Ilsa, Queen of the Nazi Love Camp is a satirical musical comedy that mashes up American B-movies, European Cabaret and Revisionist History. This celebrated Canadian cult classic was created by one of the country’s most adventurous playwrights, and most original musical composers.  

Director: Michael Scholar, Jr.
Musical Director: David Rhymer
Choreographer: Allison Plamondon

Starring: Onalea Gilbertson, Jeff Moulton and Jon L Peacock
Musicians: David Rhymer and Trevor New

Producer: Lawrence Haynes
Production Stage Manager: Jessi Cotter
Costume Design: Karle Meyers
Set Design: Chr
istopher and Justin Swader
Lighting Design: Alex Fabozzi
Projection Design: Blake Kile
Photographer: Samantha Burkardt
Dialect Coach: Blake Segal
Associate Producer: Sipei Fang

 

 

Artistic Producer
Michael Scholar, Jr.

michael@novembertheatre.com

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