Sad news: the production of Alex and Michael Hannah has been cancelled.
We encourage everyone who’s been following pre-production to support all artists who’ve been badly affected by the Pandemic — see their videos, listen to their podcasts, and when this over, go go GO to as much live theatre as you possibly can.
THANK YOU to everyone who has donated on FB and bought tickets to the Paint Nite fundraiser. We hope you’ll be happy with the decision to donate those funds on to The Edmonton Food Bank. So many people have lost their jobs and are in need to help right now, and since the show can’t go on, it seems appropriate to pass on your generosity to others.
Playwright Heather continues to work on the script for Alex and Michael and Hannah, and hopefully, one day, you WILL see it onstage.
Take a Bite Productions invites incredible stage managers in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to submit CVs for the world premiere production of Alex and Michael and Hannah, to appear at the Edmonton Fringe, August 13-23, 2020. Position is PAID. **Contingency plans to perform the show virtually should the Fringe be cancelled are afoot.**
Please send inquiries to Heather Morrow, email@example.com by April 17, 2020.
Charming, dependable Alex resists asking out Hannah for weeks, certain he’ll only hurt her. Hannah is so stunned to be asked out at all she assumes Alex has made a mistake. And Michael says he’s only after a good time, but finds himself becoming the lover and best friend of them both. A threesome's love story about self-doubt, society’s perceptions, and arguing over lunch.
Like many events, our Paint Nite fundraiser for Alex and Michael and Hannah at The Billiard Club has had to be postponed indefinitely. The company which arranged the event will reassess the COVID-19 situation on March 27. We’ll inform ticket holders of what comes next as soon as we know.
A short film script I wrote was recognized as a semi-finalist by the Comox Valley International Screenwriting Festival! It’s called Nowhere Normal and, after this, I’ve decided to push on with the script as an upcoming project.
Playwright Heather has branched out into short film again! Below is her entry to the Edmonton Short Film Festival‘s 48-Hour Mobile Film Challenge. Watch, like, and then tune in for the awards presentation tomorrow night at 7 pm on Facebook!
As of yesterday, the Edmonton Fringe is still going ahead, and so are we! AND we have a contingency plan to do the show regardless!
Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far to do video auditions for Alex and Michael and Hannah. Take a Bite Productions will be accepting sign-ups until noon tomorrow, March 29, 2020. For further details, please check here.
First, here’s hoping all TaB fans are staying safe and healthy in this time of covid.
Second, we’re surrounded by very sour lemons. For the time being, the Edmonton Fringe is still scheduled to go ahead. And in the meantime, as a BIG teaser, playwright Heather is writing a second version of the script, to be performed 99% online.
Hopefully, you will see Alex and Michael and Hannah live onstage first, and (since it’ll have been written anyway!) version 2. But, if it turns out version 2 goes up first, you’ll still get the stage version later.
*Due to current health concerns, we’re changing audition requirements. We hope the show will go onstage in August, and are making contingency plans otherwise. So if you DO wish to audition, you still can, and Alex and Michael and Hannah is happening somehow!*
Take a Bite Productions invites Edmonton and area actors to audition for the world premiere production of Alex and Michael and Hannah at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, August 13-23, 2020. PAID, through fundraising, donations, and ticket sales.
*Please email a resume and headshot, and what role you’d like to audition for. to Heather Morrow, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please record your performance of a contemporary monologue no longer than 3 minutes.
Sides will be emailed to you
a video conferencing audition time scheduled, 4 – 5 pm on April 6, 2020.*
*SUBJECT TO CHANGE.* Please note there will be partial nudity and strong language in this production; intimacy coordinator Janine Waddell will be working on the show. The cast must be willing and able to participate in workshopping of the script during rehearsals, as well as fundraising and publicity events *currently* scheduled for May 7, August 6, and in July (TBA).
Please see below for character descriptions.
We regret we can’t see Equity members.
age range 30s, bisexual. Male identifying. Nightclub manager, charming, good-looking, almost despairingly honest. Any race/ ethnicity/ body shape.
age range late 30s to early 40s, heterosexual. Female identifying. Municipal-government financial analyst. What idiots would term ‘unattractive’. Low self-esteem but getting better. White/ Caucasian/ shorter or taller, and/or bigger than ‘average’.
– age range 20s to early 30s, homosexual. Male identifying. Model and server. Gratuitously handsome, cute, loud, irrepressible. Any race/ ethnicity/ slender, muscular.
Take a Bite Productions is thrilled to be partnering with The Women’s Company to bring you Alex and Michael and Hannah this summer.
The Women’s Company is an initiative offering theatre by women and for women. The Company’s inaugural production was the acclaimed Off-Broadway hit, ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ at the Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival in 2017. The show received critical acclaim and was widely loved by the fringe audience, who helped us raise nearly $1000 for The Canadian Cancer Society and The Regina Transition House (the local women’s shelter). In 2018, The Company took ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ on tour. We performed across the country, ending our tour at the Edmonton International Fringe™ Theatre Festival. For our Edmonton performances we were honoured to be nominated for eight BroadwayWorld Awards; eventually winning Best Play, Best Touring Show, and Best Costume Design.
We can be found online at: Facebook & Instagram: @womenscompanyregina Etsy: TheWomensCompany