Friday, November 28, 2008

One-Act Plays are 2 Weeks Away! Reserve Tickets Today!

To reserve tickets, please e-mail moreinfo@ourtimetheatre.org or call (212) 414-9696.

Behind the Scenes: One-Act Writer/Directors Hard at Work

Danielle Diesu (company member) working with Liz Tuccillo (advisor/professional playwright/Our Time Trustee) as she writes her one-act play A Playlist Worth a Thousand Words.

Edward Mawere (company member) writing his play Mendacity.

Tom King (company member) working with Taro Alexander (Our Time's Artistic Director) as he writes Cherish Every Moment.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Our Time Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!


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Camp Our Time 2009

Official Announcement

Camp Our Time 2009 will be held from August 9-16, at the beautiful Iroquois Springs in Rock Hill, New York, 90 minutes from New York City. Camp is available for young people who stutter, their siblings, cousins, and friends ages 8-18.

That's right! If you are a kid who stutters, bring your brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends to Camp Our Time with you. Why should people who stutter have all the fun? Let's share the good times with our family and friends. We hope you can join us! Click here to enroll now!

Don't forget to check out the 2008 Camp Our Time blog, to see lots of fun photos and memories!

More Hot Press for One-Acts

Check out this article from Theatremania.com. So hot it sizzles!

Get your tickets today ... call 212-414-9696 or email moreinfo@ourtimetheatre.org.

We'll see ya at the beautiful Cherry Lane Theatre.

PS - We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow. All of us at Our Time are forever thankful to you and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Our Time Mother & Son Get Excited Over Upcoming One-Acts

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Taro Alexander interviews brilliant actor and company member Joe Popovich, Jr., 12, who is set to star in the One-Act play Cherish Every Moment, written and directed by fellow company member Tom King. Also in this clip, Joe's mother Kate beams with pride over her son's involvement with this highly anticipated show.

Be sure to reserve tickets to catch Joe's upcoming performance! It's going to be INCREDIBLE!

Our Time Kids Break it Down

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Our Time kids have a blast dancing to Crazy in Love at a recent Saturday Workshop. Check out their moves!

Message from One-Act Writer/Director Tom King

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This message is from Our Time company member Tom King who has written and directed Cherish Every Moment, a powerful one-act play about a family's loss. Performances of this play and follow-up Q&A sessions with the writer/director will take place on Friday, December 12 at 8pm and Saturday, December 13 at 2pm & 8pm. Cherish Every Moment will feature actors Jace Alexander (I'm Not Rappaport, Assassins), Taro Alexander (STOMP) , Maddie Corman (Some Kind of Wonderful), Joel Higgins (Silver Spoons) and Our Time company member Joseph Popovich, Jr.

Please call (212) 414-9696 to reserve tickets.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Stars Record for Album Project!

Greg Parratto, Kelli O'Hara, Taro Alexander, & Everett Bradley

Our Time and Broadway stars alike are working hard in the recording studio to create Our Time's sophomore album! This photo was taken when the amazing and fabulous Kelli O'Hara (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game, solo concert at Carnegie Hall, etc.) just finished recording Listen To Your Heart, a song written by Lindsay, the first-ever Our Time company member.

A few weeks later, the outstanding Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, Lovemusik, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Assasins, etc.) came into the studio and recorded his part for this spectacular duet. And apparently, somehow these two Broadway stars had never worked together before. All of us at Our Time were delighted to be the catalyst of their first collaboration!


(Stay tuned for more fun pics and info on the kids and professional artists who are
participating. Hint, the list of amazing performers is long and impressive!)

One-Act Enthusiasm is Spreading through the Media

Click here to read an article from Broadwayworld.com about our December One-Acts. Word is spreading about these must-see shows! Please reserve your tickets today!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Buzz about Upcoming One-Acts!

Read this awesome article featured on Playbill.com about Our Time's One-Act plays that will be held on December 12th & 13th. So exciting!

Reserve your tickets today!

Call 212-414-9696 or email moreinfo@ourtimetheatre.org.

Our Time's Board Chairman Celebrates 90th Birthday!

Budd Mayer, Our Time's beloved Chairman of the Board, celebrated his 90th birthday in October. He was surprised with a blazing birthday cake at the organization's fall board meeting. We wish our Chairman a very Happy Birthday and thank him for his incredible dedication and service to Our Time.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Our Time Launches Blog!!!

Jonathan jumping for joy at the 2006 Gala rehearsal

Our Time is excited to offer its members, friends, and family of supporters a new, hip, and interactive way to stay informed and involved with the organization's events and activities. This company-wide blog has been inspired by the great success of the Camp Our Time blog that we did this past August.

You can expect to see a fun variety of posts, such as:
  • Announcements relating to our 8th Season of Saturday Workshops in NYC, the December One-Acts, the Album Project, the April Benefit Gala, the teen and pre-teen June shows, summer touring, and Camp Our Time.
  • Photos of our amazing young company members, volunteers, staff, and other friends of Our Time
  • Videos of Our Time performances
  • Press that Our Time receives
  • Information on stuttering and resources for help and support
And much, much more!

Please give us feedback so that we know how this blog can best serve you! Simply e-mail comments or suggestions to moreinfo@ourtimetheatre.org.

Happy reading!

Paul Rudd Speaks With USA Weekend Magazine About Our Time

Paul Rudd and Company Member Dashawn, 2006 Gala

Click here to read an interview by USA Weekend Magazine in which Board Member Paul Rudd speaks about Our Time.

Our Time Kicks Off 8th Season with Teen & Pre-Teen Play Programs

On October 4th, Our Time gathered for its first Saturday workshop for the NYC Teen & Pre-Teen Play Productions. And this 8th season is off to a rocking start!

We are thrilled to welcome 4 new Teens and 6 new Pre-teens into the company! 4 of these new members attended Camp Our Time in August and loved it so much that they decided to join our New York City programming this fall. These new members are all amazing additions to the Our Time family, and we look forward to seeing them grow personally and artistically as the year goes on.

Of course, we are so happy to have 18 Our Time members return to the program this year, ready to learn more about theatre and music and share their artistic perspectives with the world.

We can promise that this year's Teen & Pre-Teen groups are going to have tons of fun and create awesome plays and musicals for their performances next June.

Here are some pictures taken at this seasons' first Saturday Workshop at the Flamenco Latino Dance Studios:

Pre-Teens Creating a "Group Sculpture"

Musical Directors Everett Bradley & Carl Danielsen

Artistic Director Taro Alexander

Pre-Teens Terrell & Adam writing in their journals
about their hopes for the year

Teen Members Edward & Alison

Volunteer Meg Hart & Teen Members Ned & Dashawn