Summer “Textual Overture”

Our annual summer “Textual Overture” open-mic series is next week on Thursday, June 26th.  Bring your poems, short stories, plays, instruments, and other performance goodies to the show! JUNE TO fixedLocation: Cafe 5, 634 E. King Street, Kingsville, Tx!

“The Mindless Men” (Happening #1)

Mindless Men rehearsalHAPPENING #1 – “The Mindless Men” will have two performances (for now, more to come!) in Corpus Christi.

Friday, June 13 – 7:00 Corpus Christi Marina (near Joe’s Crab Shack)


Saturday, June 14 – 8:00 Yin Yang Fandango and the Tango Tea Room (Tango Fandango)

For those who cannot physically come, please get on Facebook and “command” our actors at those times. We will be live streaming the event so you can watch either in CC or from your laptop wherever you are.

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Season Line-Up

Slightly edited from how it appeared on our Facebook page:

We are releasing our 2014-15 schedule below. Please remember that Premature Punchline and Textual Overture shows are not put on the season quite yet, but our mainstage shows are listed. We will be having auditions for them, so stay tuned if you’re interested in that.

SUMMER: Happening series
“Blackout”
“Pollock’s Process”
“The Mindless Men”
“Duel Sex”
“Ever-Changing Game”
“Untitled”

While the Happenings are mainstage shows, they will not be taking place in the Blue Room, so stay informed on our location!

FALL:
Fall One Acts – These shows will be written by Zero Untitled writers, actors, and even you guys! If you’re interested in having one of your plays produced by Zero Untitled, feel free to submit it to us and see if a director picks it up. Caveats of this particular show are as follows:
*10-15 page script
*cast of 3 or less.
“Causa Mortis” – Our Dark Tour this year will be a Dark Tour without the long lines and journeying through the building. All of the terror will take place in the Blue Room.

SPRING:
“The Pillowman” – By Martin McDonagh. This will be our big season ender this year, but it will not be the last show you can see for Zero Untitled for the spring semester.
“Coriolanus” – Zero Untitled is returning once more to Shake38, but this time we’re going digitally. Our version of Shakespeare’s political war tragedy will be a film, so not only will we be able to screen it in Kingsville, but you guys can even come out and be a part of the film as extras!

Stay tuned for more concrete dates of auditions and submission dates as well as Premature Punchline and Textual Overture shows.

Busy summer ahead

Just to catch everyone up: we have had a few meetings here and there to discuss our happenings for the summer and, as it turns out, we will begin with a Happening series!

What’s a Happening? It is an avant-garde theatrical performance / performance art medium that has a high level of improvisation (but not comedic). The idea is that the show will be performed differently every night.  We have our series already up and starting rehearsals soon.

Additionally, Premature Punchline will have some appearances in the Corpus comedy scene as well, so be on the lookout for that. In addition, we will be entering the Corpus Christi 7-Day Film Festival again, starting in July.

Also, our season is just about solidified so be on the lookout for that post.  Next up on the ZU calendar will be a Happening and a Textual Overture.

 

“The Rape of Lucrece” – St Louis and Texas

Here are a few pictures from our road trip to St Louis to participate in the Shake38 Festival on April 26! We performed at Soulard Station at 8:00 pm. Our only Texas performance is Tuesday, April 29th at 9 pm!

More photos on the page for The Rape of Lucrece.

ZU Store open

The ZU Store tab has been added for those looking to purchase play scripts and shirts that are Zero Untitled related.  Click here  or check the tab at the top of our homepage.

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“The Factory” Official Flyer

The fifth Dark Tour’s official flyer. Design by Anissa Medina.the factory flyer fina

Standing Room only at GATO Con performances

gatocon day 1 - PP There was standing room only at GATO Con for Premature Punchline’s two performances.  Here is a picture of the audience from the first performance.

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Premature Punchline to perform at GATO Con

Premature Punchline, along with several guest performers from Zero Untitled, will perform at GATO Con this weekend at the Memorial Student Union Building. GATO Con is a Gaming, Anime, Trade, and Otaku convention, hence the acronym. Catch both of our shows!

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Performance Times:

Saturday, Feb 22 – 3:00

Sunday, Feb 23 – noon

GATO Con will feature several special guest artists and performers, such as Robert Axelrod, famous voice actor for “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”.  GATO con will also feature an Artist’s Alley, vendor boothing, celebrity signings, and several other events!

Textual Overture turns into a jazz night?

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Amidst the chaos and poetry, jazz hit the “Textual Overture” stage for the first time in its 3 year history. Featured musician was Jorge Chapa played three different jazz tunes throughout the night to punctuate the poetics, prose, and plays. 

The night’s format was a bit more diverse than usual as well. Instead of the usual order of “set” acts and then “open mic”, Director Julio Martinez changed up the format by plugging open mic artists amidst the set acts for diversity’s sake.  With the new format in mind, more musicians and poets read their works.

A special thank you to Sharon Bridgforth for letting us do an open mic reading of some of her work.  More pics will be up soon.

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