ARIZONA YOUTH THEATRE. 5671 E. Speedway Blvd. Continuing through November 14: Secret Garden. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays, and 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays. Performance is appropriate for audiences age 4 to adult. Tickets are $6, $4 for children, with complimentary tickets available to nonprofit organizations. Call 546-9805 for reservations and information.
WEIRD SCIENCE THEATER WORKS. Red Barn Theater. 948 N. Main Ave. Continuing through November 7: Dr. Von Chimera's Lemon-Fresh Laboratory of Horrors, a creepy, educational comedy about children escaping an insane scientist, a monster suffering an identity crisis, and ravenous zombies. Performances are free and are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The Halloween night performance will be followed by a Halloween Party; and the November 6 and 7 performances are multi-camera video tapings. Call 622-6973 to reserve a seat.
COMMUNITY THEATRE. Tucson Parks and Recreation Randolph
Auditorium. 200 S. Alvernon Way. Continuing through October 31:
An Inspector Calls, by J.B. Priestly, directed by Mary
Glenn. Performances are at
LOST RIVER STAGE WORKS. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Continuing through November 1: Polonius Waits..., by Hal Melfi. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Call 881-7197 for tickets.
AUDITION NOTICE. Pima Community College's Advanced Cinematography class needs two females and four males, ages 20 to 35, to act in a 16mm film. The film, Moo Shu Pork, will be rehearsed in October, and filmed November 5 through 8. Call 206-6776 for information or to schedule an audition.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Third St. Ensemble Company, an off-shoot of Third St. Kids, is looking for performers between the ages of 10 and 21. Call 622-4100 for information and appointment times.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Damesrocket Theater Company seeks full-length or one-act plays for its Monday night new play-reading series. Six dates are available January through June, 1999. Original works by local playwrights are especially desired. Original screenplays will also be considered. Readings are assigned a director and cast, and are given one or two rehearsals before public presentation. Each reading will be followed by an informal, catered reception. Submit all scripts by November 15 to: Damesrocket Theater Company, P.O. Box 86115, Tucson, AZ 85754. Address all inquiries to the same.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Desert Players Theater of Tucson is holding a national, one-act play writing festival. Submissions should be original one-acts dealing with the change of the millennium. The top three submissions will be performed by Desert Players Theater during the 1999 season. Include a cover letter about the playwright, address and phone number. A self-addressed, stamped envelope is required for the script's return. The first 100 scripts received will be considered. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 1998. Send to: Desert Players Theatre, Attn.: Artistic Director, P.O. Box 43264, Tucson, AZ 85737-3264. Details are available on-line at http://www.drmemory.w1.com/html. Call (520) 579-3201 for more information.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Arizona Theatre Company, in association with the Centro Cultural Mexicano de Phoenix, announces the fifth-annual National Hispanic Play Writing Award. Competition is open to all Hispanic playwrights currently residing in the United States, its territories and Mexico. Unpublished, unproduced (at time of submission), full-length or one-act plays not currently under option are eligible. Scripts that have received workshops and/or readings are also eligible. Scripts may be in English, Spanish, or both. (Spanish language scripts should be accompanied by an English translation.) Each script is read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of experienced theatre artists. Award consists of $1,000 and consideration for ATC's GENESIS: New Play Development Program. Submit one securely bound script, including the play's title and the author's name on the front page; a one-page cover letter describing the play's developmental history and any other relevant information about the play; and SASE for the script's return. ATC is not responsible for the safe return of scripts. Submissions must be postmarked by October 31. Mail to: Arizona Theatre Company, National Hispanic Play writing Award, Attn.: Elaine Romero, P.O. Box 1631, Tucson, AZ 85702-1631. Winner will be notified by May 15, 1999. Call (520) 884-8210 for details.
DIRECTORS WANTED. Desert Players is preparing its 1999-2000 season, and is accepting proposals from prospective directors. Interested parties should send a personal résumé with a project script and estimated budget to Desert Players Theatre, P.O. Box 43264, Tucson, AZ 85733. Call Robert Ulsrud at 733-0733 for information.
HELP WANTED. Quintessential Productions, 118 S. Fifth Ave., seeks directors, designers, technicians and instructors for its 1998-'99 season. Productions include Sartre's No Exit, Priestly's An Inspector Calls, Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, Strindberg's Miss Julie, and Odet's The Country Girl. Call 798-0708 for more information.
SCRIPT MEETINGS. Professional and aspiring writers for the stage, screen, radio, and other performance media are invited to join Old Pueblo Playwrights, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the creation of new scripts by Arizona authors. OPP meets for readings and critiques at 7 p.m. each Monday in the Rehearsal Hall of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Call 615-8980 for information.
TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental spaces available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 884-8210 for more information.
TEMPLE TOURS. See the Alice Holsclaw and Cabaret theaters and all the behind-the-scenes areas with free guided tours at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, starting in the courtyard of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Reservations are not required, but calling ahead to confirm tour availability is suggested. Call 884-8210 for information.
TUCSON SCREENWRITERS GROUP. Group meets monthly, for those interested in writing for film and television. Members meet to share information and resources, and read from works in progress. Call 323-1602 for information.
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