Archive for March, 2015

RAVENSCROFT cast announcement

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Congratulations to the cast of RAVENSCROFT by Don Nigro!


Ruffing – Dylan Mendoza

Marcy – Katherine Lynn Orozco

Mrs. Ravenscroft – Beth Marie Cantu

Gillian – Andrea Martinez

Dolly – Elia Andrade

Mrs. French – Haley Russell


Understudies: Robert Trujillo (for Inspector Ruffing), Jazmin Leyta (for Marcy), and Ryann Haese (for Mrs. French)

*performance pending Samuel French


Textual #12

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Our twelfth Textual Overture production went over swimmingly last night in the last TO show at the current Café 5 location. Café 5 will be moving locations in late June.  Fear not, we will be there for their reopening and have another show as well! Here are some pics from the show:

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(TOP to BOTTOM: Ramcharan performing “Story of a Mirror Girl”; Beth Cantu reading a poem; the group during preshow; and a view from outside of Café 5. LEFT: Rebekah Ramos, Julio Martinez, and Robert Trujillo (outside) in “Seeing is Misbelieving: The Rorschach Test.” 

Auditions for Don Nigro’s “Ravenscroft”!

We are looking for Leading Men types, eclectic female character types, and techies! See you on Thursday for auditions. Ravens audi

“There is No Hobby: A Defense of Theatre”

Creative Director Michael Verderber’s short essay “There is No Hobby: A Defense of Theatre” was published three months ago and was only recently discovered! The essay easily summarizes ZU’s mentality towards production and professionalism.

Read it here on “The Ghost Light” magazine’s website:

“Textual Overture” staged readings audition

Since there are always multiple projects lined up for Zero Untitled, there is no rest for the wicked – we have auditions for two short staged readings coming up.  “Textual Overture” is our poetry/live music/short play series that will be coming up on March 25th.  Two of the works presented will be given staged readings; both works have been done by ZU before, but we are starting to bring back a lot of the older works.

Michael Verderber will be directing staged readings (with minimal blocking) for two of his older plays – “Seeing is Misbelieving: The Rorschach Test” (previously staged in 2013) and “Excerpts From a Life Once Lived” (last staged in 2007).  The idea is to cast primarily newer actors, stage managers, etc and reinvent the wheel for the “Seeing…” script, and to celebrate the upcoming publication of “Excerpts From A Life Once Lived” (through Ealain Magazine) which should be released in the next few months.

Excerpts From a Life Once Lived” is the soon-to-be published drama about a virus that has wiped out 87% of the population.  Survivors tell their tales of perseverance and woe.
Seeing is Misbelieving: The Rorschach Test” is a comedic skit about students scamming a professor during his Rorschach test. We will collectively rewrite several portions of this play.

Although some precasting has already been done, the private auditions will be held on March 10th. Time and location will be announced shortly.

“Causa Mortis” in review

J Mejia, R. Trujillo, and C. Sadlivar in "Rearview"

J. Mejia, R. Trujillo, and C. Saldivar in “Rearview”

Our latest production, “Causa Mortis” has wrapped for the run. With a short run of only two shows, the production featured brand new writers (Kim Hardin, Lesley Guerra, and Andrea Morin) and long-time playwrights Beth Marie Cantu, Katherine Orozco, and Julio Martinez.

In addition to new writers, we utilized several new actors: Joshua Osho and Elia Andrade, just to name a few.

Full production details can be found on the show page.


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Zero Untitled Films/Productions is a theatrical group based in Kingsville, Texas, that produces unique experiences on stage, in film, and in other media. Zero Untitled’s goal is to let artists and audiences alike think outside the box.