The Hitching Post Theater happens tonight November 13th at the Nomad Theater in North Boulder.
Five writers have three hours to write a short stage play around two actors selected at random.
The plays are handed to a director and the actors who have until 5:30pm to rehearse before the first performance at 6:30pm and the second at 8:00pm. Click on the Hitching Post logo to find out more from the facebook page.
Alan O’Hashi was one of the writers for this month. You can check out his work by opening the link to The Last Waltz. He had the challenge of writing for an actor with laryngitis which is reflected in the no-dialogue play.
The Shoot Out BoulderTh asks filmmakers to trust their courage, imagination and determination by making a 7-minute film in just 24 hours. The challenge and skill involved becomes evident with the list of required technical, material, and timing ‘rules.’
Each film can be no longer than 7 minutes in length (including credits) and must be edited in-camera and returned to the event organizers no later than 24 hours after the start of the event.
All films must include 5 of the eleven items announced at the start of the event in “The Brief.” All films are judged to come up with the Top 10 Films for the Gala Screening Event at the Nomad Theater in North Boulder on Sunday afternoon.
Click on the image to check out The Shoot Out webpage!
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) 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 email@example.com 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.
Jonas, the youngest member of “Jonas Brothers” is on tour with his band, “The Administration.
Nick talks about life on the road away from his brothers, how diabetes affects him and muses about his basketball trick video.
Click on the image of Nick and Roxy to view the video package.