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Posted on July 9, 2014 by Kelsey Ervi

WaterTower Theatre is proud to offer Body, Breath and Bounty: A Linklater Workshop by Ben Corbett to the Dallas acting community. This workshop will explore the relationship between physical relaxation, breath release, and vibrations. The goal of the workshop will be to discover how physical relaxation makes room for the actor’s breath to drop in and release freely, thus freeing the spoken and sung word without throat tension and strain. Actors find that they speak and sing with ease when they let go of the physical tension blocks that inhibit their voices.

WHAT:    Linklater Voice Workshop

WHERE:  WaterTower Theatre Studio Theatre
               15650 Addison Road
               Addison, TX 75001

WHEN:    August 9, 2014
               10 am to 3pm with a break from 12pm to 1pm - 4hrs

WHO:      Ben Corbett is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher currently teaching at Oklahoma City University. At OCU, he teaches Kristin Linklater’s vocal progression, Sound and Movement, and an Advanced Shakespeare class based upon Kristin’s work in “Freeing Shakespeare’s Voice.” He has also taught Accents and Dialects using the Louis Colaianni’s Phonetic Pillows. His professional vocal coaching credits include Shakespeare Dallas, CityRep, William Inge Theatre Festival, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Barter Theatre, Burning Coal Theatre Co., Bare Theatre, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Ben's professional acting credits include two and a half years as a resident actor at Barter Theatre, with additional roles at the William Inge Theatre Festival, City Rep, Blowing Rock Stage Co., Burning Coal Theatre Co., Light Opera Oklahoma, Shakespeare & Co., North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, and Shakespeare Festival of Dallas. He is also a proud member of Actor's Equity, and an Associate Editor for Oklahoma for the International Dialects of English Archive.

TO APPLY:   Complete and return application form.

PAYMENT:   $150 (Scholarships available)

For more information on the workshop, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972.450.6228.

For more information on the Linklater technique, visit The Linklater Voice Center or The Linklater Center for Voice and Language.  

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Posted on June 26, 2014 by Kelsey Ervi

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for WaterTower Theatre's first ever Community Cast Party! This "fun"-raising event will support our artistic and educational programs. Featuring food from local Addison restaurants as well as great entertainment, this event is designed for any and all friends of WaterTower and the Addison community. You'll get a chance to mix and mingle with actors from the DFW theatre community all while enjoying good food, live music and a whole lot more!

The Organizing Committee for The Community Cast Party is led by Co-Chairs April Bosworth, Stan Graner and Debbie Staggs, and the Committee consists of Maureen Anderson, Derek Blount, Krista Brown, Rose Colarossi, Kelsey Ervi (Entertainment Chair), Elizabeth Fratantuono (Social Media and Marketing Chair), Stacey Griggs (Underwriting Co-Chair), Margie Gunther, Katie Hall, Lisa Hermes, DR Hanson, Terry Martin, Robert Mayer, Jr., Sam Nicholson, Karol Omlor (Publicity Chair), Suzann Oliver, Suzanne Palmlund, Gregory Patterson, Corky Pledger (Cuisine Chair), Andrea Redmon, Diana Sheehan and Chris Shoup (Underwriting Co-Chair). 

Event info:

What: Community Cast Party

When: Saturday, September 13 from 7pm-Midnight

Where: WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Rd, Addison, TX 75001

How much: Tickets are $50; with a special $25 "industry" ticket for those working in the arts or those 35 and under

Tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 972-450-6232 or in person at the WaterTower Theatre Box Office.

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Posted on May 12, 2014 by Kelsey Ervi

The 2014-2015 Season at WaterTower Theatre will celebrate Terry Martin's 15th Season as Producing Artistic Director. Watch this video for a look back at 15 spectacular seasons!

About Terry Martin

Multi-award winning Director Terry Martin celebrates his 15th season as Producing Artistic Director of WaterTower Theatre where he has overseen more than 79 productions. During the 2013-2014 season, he will direct the WaterTower Theatre production of Dogfight. In his role as WaterTower Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, Terry oversees both the administrative and artistic aspects of the Company’s nearly $1.5 million annual operating budget.

Under his leadership WTT has grown from a small local theatre company to one of the leading regional theatres in Texas. While consistently maintaining the artistic integrity of the work WTT produces and gaining much critical acclaim, he has - through keen business acumen - managed to keep the theatre in the black and maintain a large paid capacity for the past many seasons.

Some of his more than 60 directing credits at WTT include The Grapes of Wrath, Putting it Together, On the Town, Spring Awakening, The Diary of Anne Frank, Smokey Joe’s Café, As You Like It, Almost, Maine, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Man of La Mancha, Humble Boy, The Crucible, Take Me Out,A Country Life (which he adapted from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and won the 2005 Rabin Award – Best New Play), Cabaret, It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Company, An Inspector Calls, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Laramie Project, You Can't Take It With You, Book of Days, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof(2002 Rabin Award – Director of a Play), Sweeney Todd(2002 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical), Desire Under the Elms, Ravenscroft, Rockin’ Christmas Party(2000, 2001), Enter the Guardsman(2001 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical), Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Little Shop of Horrors(2000 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical) among others.

For Plano Repertory Theatre, he has directed Journey’s End(2000 Rabin Award – Director of a Play), Dracula, La Bête, Little Shop of Horrors and Pump Boys and Dinettes. Terry was named "Best Theater Director" in the Dallas Observer's"Best of Dallas 2002."

He has appeared on stage recently at WTT inOur Town, and previously in Blackbird (2008 Dallas Fort Worth Theatre Critics’ Forum Award), The Woman in Black, Dinner with Friends, The Guys, Bash: Latter-day Plays(2002 Rabin Award Nomination - Actor in a Play) and at PRT in The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me…(1998 Rabin Award – Actor in a Play, 1998 Dallas Theater Critics Forum Award), The Woman in Black(2000 Rabin Award Nomination – Actor in a Play), and Lonely Planet.

After growing up in south Alabama, Terry spent 12 years in New York City working in theatre, television and film. While there, he directed and acted at The Village Theatre Company, Carnegie Hall Studios and Theatre at St. Marks as well as television appearances on ABC’s One Life to Liveand NBC’s To Serve and Protect. He holds a BFA from the University of Alabama and has trained professionally with Sanford Meisner, Fred Kareman, Wynn Handman, Sally Johnson and Lehmann Byck. Terry presently teaches on-going acting classes in the Sanford Meisner Technique at WTT, as well as having served as Adjunct Professor of Acting at the University of Texas at Dallas. 

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