The Georgia State University Players: Come Play with Us!

Hi GSU Players, 

We just heard some great news from the cast of Wicked:

For the upcoming "Witches' Night Off" event, there are $20 student discount tickets available only at the box office! They are not available for online purchase so you must show up in person at the box office with your student ID to get these discount tickets.

As a reminder, this event is on March 2nd, 7:30pm at Georgie Institute of Technology. 

Thanks!"






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ryan Jackson, Wicked Cast Member/Event Co-producer-

Contacts: Phone 917.751.3418 email: munchkinlandcares@gmail.com

CoryJobe, Director of Development–JoiningHearts,Inc. 

Phone: 214.215.1371 email: cory.jobe@joininghearts.org

“WITCHES’ NIGHT OFF” 

featuring Company Members of the Broadway National Tour, WICKED with
special guest performance by Tony and Grammy Award winner,

JENNIFER HOLLIDAY

An evening benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Joining Hearts Inc. of Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA Joining Hearts, Inc. and Members of the National Touring Company of WICKED
will host “Witches’ Night Off,” an evening of song and dance at the Ferst Center for the Arts of the Georgia Institute of Technology on Monday, March 2nd. The performance will begin at 7:30pm and also include a very special guest performance by Tony and Grammy award winner, Jennifer
Holliday. The Ferst Center is located at 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. Net proceeds will benefit
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Joining Hearts, Inc.

Produced by company members of WICKED, the evening is an opportunity for them to step out of their roles in the musical and kick up their heels performing some of their favorite non-Ozian material. WITCHES’ NIGHT OFF (WNO) is an event that benefits both Broadway Cares and Joining Hearts, Inc.

WITCHES’ NIGHT OFF is part of an ongoing series of performances by the touring company to support charitable causes. The WICKED, Munchkinland Tour has raised over $2.8 million in donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and local AIDS service organizations all over the country.

VIP admission is $100, which includes a pre-show reception with Tony and Grammy Award winner, Jennifer Holliday and WICKED cast members, preferred seating, and a gift. Regular Admission tickets are also available for $35 and Student Tickets are $20 with a proper Student ID. All proceeds benefit BC/EFA and Joining Hearts, Inc. The purchase of event tickets is tax deductible. Please call (404) 894-9601 or visit www.ferstcenter.org. Special thanks to Georgia Institute of Technology and all sponsors.

This Monday night event will include LIVE auctions featuring opportunities to join the company backstage at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre.

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Live Auction items include:
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Watch the “GREENIFYING” of OZ’s most infamous lady. This experience includes a backstage tour plus 2 house seats for a performance of WICKED between Wednesday, March 4th and Saturday, March 7th.

Other exciting LIVE auction items include your chance to experience the MUSIC OF OZ like never before. Bid and win your chance to “Sit in the Pit” with the musicians who bring you the Grammy nominated music of WICKED. You will hear the show with so many intricacies you never knew existed.

The last and most rare of opportunities is your chance to win a WALK-ON ROLE in WICKED. This is a once in a lifetime experience... be IN this Broadway blockbuster. You can win the chance to wear a Tony-Award Winning costume and be in three scenes of Broadway’s favorite musical.

WICKED will return to Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theater February 18- March 8th. Tickets for WICKED start at $33 and are available by visiting foxtheatre.org/wicked, calling 1-855-285-8499, or visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

About Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS - Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fund raising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American theater community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $150 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV, and other serious illnesses. www.broadwaycares.org

About Joining Hearts, Inc. - Joining Hearts, Inc., is a 501 (c)(3), all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing support to people living with HIV and AIDS in Atlanta. The mission of Joining Hearts is to raise awareness and funds to provide housing assistance to Atlanta 501(c)(3) nonprofit HIV/AIDS service organizations for people living with HIV/AIDS. Generous support from our Patrons, Sponsors, Host Committee, and volunteers enables us to produce high-quality, entertaining annual events. Whether you enjoy spending the afternoon outside socializing with friends old and new, or you prefer dancing under the stars, our fundraisers are events everyone can enjoy while also supporting a great cause. In addition to donating 100% of ticket sales and tips from our main event, good financial management has enabled us to donate the money remaining after all production expenses are paid. 


CARNIVAL MEDEA NEWS:
Order tickets via Eventbrite:
http://medeanightout.eventbrite.com/?aff=efbevent

A Night at theTheatre with 

the Cast and Crew of Carnival Medea

Join us for True Colors 

Theatre Company's

Production of Detroit '67 

and talk back

Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 8pm

Southwest Arts Center

Tickets: $25 

(Tickets must be purchased at GSU. RSVP and a representative will contact you.)



Carnival Medea: Night out at the Theater (Fundraising Event)

The cast and production team of the theatrical show, CARNIVAL MEDEA: A Bacchanal, invites you to join us for a night at the theatre. We will be attending True Colors Theatre production of Detriot '67 written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Kamilah Forbes. A talk back with the cast of Detriot '67 will take place after the show. This is a fun fundraising event and partial proceeds go towards helping the cast and crew of Carnival Medea travel to Scotland.

***RSVP and let us know that you would like to attend this production and we will send you information on how to make a payment.

About Detroit '67

It's 1967 in Detroit and Motown music is getting the party started. Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning the basement of their late parents house into a cool, after-hours club. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings begin to clash over more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does the city around them, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots in America's Motor City. 

Click here to learn more about the show!



ABOUT THE CARNIVAL MEDEA: A Bacchanal Scotland



CARNIVAL MEDEA: A Bacchanal is an adaptation of the Euripides tragedy written by award winning playwright, Dr. Shirlene Holmes and international performing artist Rhoma Spencer. Since 2003, GSU’s Communication Department has supported the development of the production and in 2014 the show was performed twice at the University. Now the show will be presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest fringe festival in the world. This will be the first time Georgia State University presents a theatrical production at the festival.

CARNIVAL MEDEA is adapted from the Euripides tragedy by Shirlene Holmes and Rhoma Spencer. In this retelling of the Classic Greek drama, Holmes and Spencer set the ancient myth of a woman scorned in the carnival tradition of Trinidad. The carnival archetypes are brought to life in the characters of the play, creating an exploration of a woman who must balance the Orisha’s warning her head or unleash terrible violence on those around her. Featuring music and dance by Trinidadian choreographer Natalie Settle– Joseph, Carnival Medea interprets an old story through the African diaspora and the multicultural heart of the Caribbean, Trinidad



ABOUT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 



ICTF is an opportunity for collegiate performing arts programs to provide the opportunity for study abroad while showcasing their productions on the world stage of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival was formed as an event to promote peace and unity in the world after World War II. Eight uninvited theatre companies, traveled to the Festival and participated on its ‘fringes’. These companies attracted so much attention and enthusiasm that a new festival was born, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Today, with over 3,000 productions, 40,000 performances and thousands of performers from across the globe, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest performance arts festival in the world! Click here to visit the website for more information! 

WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Georgia State University plans to take twenty-one students and production assistants to the ICTF festival. Each student who performs or works on the production is required to raise up to $5,800 to attend the International Collegiate Theatre Festival in August 2015. Money raised will cover each participant’s festival fees, air fare, ground transportation, accommodations, and emergency funds while in Scotland. Your generous contribution would allow a student to be one step closer to becoming a participant and being a part of a major cultural experience. 

JOIN US ONLINE AND SUPPORT!!!



We are on GOFUNDMe:



http://www.gofundme.com/CarnivalMedea



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalmedea



Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarnivalMedea



Official Email: carnivalmedeagsu@gmail.com







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    Productions produced by the Players of GSU are paid for in part by student fees and     made possible by...

Ms. Lamb will be hosting a TALK BACK IN THE THEATER TODAY!! 
With the actors from
WICKED!!

Time: 4:00-5:15

If you would like to ask questions or hear feedback from some actors from the cast of WICKED come join in the TALK BACK!!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; all are welcome

In Search of Lost Gays:

Writing in the Sand

and 

Provincetown Playhouse, July 1919

Directed by Dr. Frank Miller


Performances will be at The Theatre at Dahlberg Hall from February 18-21st at 8pm 

and February 22nd at 3pm.


Stay tuned for news about Game Night, Workshops, General Meetings, and other events!


Earlier This Season:

Cody and Cali Present "A Show"

Student Showcase

Trouble in Mind 

Carnival Medea

A Midsummer's Night Dream

Staged Reading of Carnival Medea

Six Characters in Search of an Author

Coping: A Night of LGBTQ Shorts


Later This Season:

The Just Assassins by Albert Camus

Directed by Dr. Keith Tims