“SAWAGI! Raising a Ruckus for Japan,” a silent auction and original musical drama performance will generate funds to send clean drinking water from Boulder to Japan’s earthquake victims. ANYONE can participate from ANYWHERE, sending water and a message of inspirational hope, boosting the morale of the victims, as well as citizens throughout Japan.
SAWAGI! (rhymes with “a froggy!”) will be presented at 5:30 pm, Tuesday, April 26…, at Naropa University, Nalanda Events Center, Boulder, Colorado. Suggested donations for tickets are $35/$20 Students. You can attend in spirit by not drinking bottled water for a month and donating the money saved (or some ideal amount) to the cause! Auction items and more information can be found at www.naropa.edu/japanbenefit/.
Fundraising efforts for the event include ticket sales, a live silent auction and benefactor sponsorships and donations. With a fund-raising goal of $100,000, donations will are being solicited both locally and nationally. 100% of the net proceeds will go to purchase and deliver desperately needed clean water to Japan’s earthquake victims. The event will include volunteer performances by prominent Boulder artists, including the bands Shrefé (Greek/Balkan) and Ginga (Brazilian), Ty Burhoe (tablas), Yoko Hiraoka (Japanese strings and voice) and others in an original musical drama created along the lines of Japan’s classical Noh Theater by international shakuhachi master Kansuke II (David Wheeler) and co-directed by international actor/director Ami Dayan.
The event begins at 630pm with music and he plays begin at 7pm. Five writers are challenged with writing a story from 830am to 1230pm. The plays are handed off to five directors and two actors per play for five hours of rehearsal before the plays are presented at 7pm.
Alan O’Hashi was one of the March playwrights. Check out his work entitled “PRT Woman” which was inspired by Michael Conti by clicking on the Hitching Post Theater snapshots.
Boulder Community Media (BCM) provided curtain-to-curtain coverage of the 7th Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF).
Click on the image of BCM reporter Brooke Cummings with Oliver Stone to view the BIFF videos.
A crew of 26 covered 16 events at the Boulder Theater, Boulder Public Library and the United Methodist Church Feb. 17 – 20.
BCM collaborated with the film classes at Fairview High School and the University of Colorado – Boulder Broadcast Journalism classes.
Boulder Community Media (BCM) is co-sponsoring the prAna monthly Movie Night @ 7pm on January 21st, 2011. Check out the event on facebook.
January’s movie is “Reel Rock 2010” presented by Sender Films
Free popcorn and Avery Beer!!
Thank you Avery Brewery for Co-Sponsoring this event!
Thank you Sender Films for Co-Sponsoring this event!
Here’s a short documentary called “My Own Corner” produced by former Boulder Community Media producer Yu Miao. The project is her final University of Colorado broadcast journalism project.
The film features 80-year old Bruce Randolph Jr. of Boulder, Colorado. Bruce owns a barbecue and catering business at the corner of 20th and Arapahoe.
He is the son of community activist and grassroots philanthropist Bruce Randolph Sr.
Before getting into the restaurant business Daddy Bruce Jr. was a barber in North Denver. He recounts cutting the hair of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Principle photography is by Alan O’Hashi with sound by Todd Bradley.
Here’s how it works. Five writers meet at the Kelly Barn at 830am and given a topic, grab a prop out of a box and randomly choose two actor head shots then have until 1230pm to write a short play.
When the time limit is up, each writer hands the prop, head shots and script are handed over to a director who tracks down the two actors. They have until around 6pm to rehearse.
The doors open at 630pm and the plays are performed that evening at 7pm and 830pm at the Nomad Theater on North Broadway.
Who produces all this?
The Hitching Post Theater needs actors, directors and writers to push themselves to their limits once a month on the second Sunday.
Auditions for future shows happen this Thursday Dec 2nd at the Kelly’s barn from 2:00-3:00. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and directions.
Check out the Hitching Post Theater at the Nomad Theater every 2nd Sunday of the month. Five playwrights pen short plays from 830am – 1230pm. Their works are turned over to a director and two actors who rehearse until 6pm with the performances at 7pm and 830pm.
BCM’s Alan O’Hashi wrote of the five plays. The theme was “Romeo and Juliet – Another Lifetime” and the required prop was a blue parasol umbrella.
Open up the link If you’d like to read the “Romeo and Juliet” script. The director and actors have lots of discretion when performing the work. Open the link for more in formation about the Hitching Post Theater. It’s really a grassroots community theater company that is seeking actors, producers, directors and writers.
Also appearing on Friday night was a band called the Blacktooth Rounders. View a sample of their music.
Boulder Community Media Music Correspondent Roxy King had a chance to talk with a great band called Honor Society.
The group is on tour and stopped in Denver last week and rocked the Marquis Theater in Lower Downtown.
A news package will be uploaded, so keep checking back to see the exclusive interview and some never-before-heard acapella singing.
If you’re 20 years of age or younger, then this festival is for you. Officially selected films will be screened and filmmakers are invited to attend exciting workshops, meet film professionals and network with other youth filmmakers from across the country at the Festival in May..
For more information, please visit http://www.cinemachicago.org/cineyouth for submission guidelines and festival information. Columbia College is located at 1104 South Wabash in Chicago.