Opening night of Closer tonight!


Don’t forget, opening night of Closer with Viola Van Wilde of Gilded Lily Burlesque is tonight, not to mention a ton of other talented folks!  Bar scene and free food afterward!  Check out the details below.

Thursday, February 18th – March 13th 2010

By Patrick Marber

There’s a thin, shaky line between love and hate… and it always seems the people we love most are the ones we hurt most often. In Closer, playwright Patrick Marber gives us a brilliant and painfully honest exploration of the brutal anatomy of modern romance. Modern day London hosts four strangers as they meet, fall in love, fall out of love and back again in this poignant, dark sketch of one or our favorite pop culture topics- The Relationship.

Thursday 2/18 at 8pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, Sunday 2/28 at 3pm.  General Admission $15, Students and Seniors $12. Tickets are available at the door or through Brown Paper Tickets.

Paco Fish and Ariel’s Make em laugh! Make em cry!

Btw, Paco Fish & Ariel are starting a series of workshops at the end of this month.  If you’re interested in public performance, check them out.  Paco modeled for us last December (you can find the photos in the blog.)

Our next Dr. Sketchy’s is August 17th btw, and after that we should be back to our normal scheduling!  Tomorrow or Monday we should have the photos up from our first session at Windup too.

Here’s the copy for Paco and Ariel’s workshop…

Make em Laugh! Make em Cry!

4-Class Session, starting Aug 23rd

Paco Fish & Ariel
Start Time:
Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 3:00pm
End Time:
Friday, October 9, 2009 at 5:00pm
Studio Artemis
2945 Woodstock Ave.
Silver Spring, MD


Make ‘Em Laugh, Make ‘Em Cry

Learn how to entertain, enchant, and tease your audience. This 4-part workshop will provide tips and techniques for creating comedy and enhancing emotional expression. Participants will create a stage-ready piece that they can choose to include in a performance this fall, hosted by Paco Fish and Ariel! Everyone is welcome!

Week 1: Sunday, August 23rd: Dynamic Expression

So you always wanted to be an actor. Learn how to access and express different emotions on stage. We will provide exercises for getting into character, learning to respond to other actors on stage, and tapping into your emotional reservoir.

Week 2: Sunday, August 30th: Comedy

Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh? This workshop explores how to make your audience laugh, relax, and have fun. We will study the work of famous comedians and provide exercises to improve your physical comedy.

Week 3: Sunday, September 6th: Getting Into Character

Participants will come with a character piece in mind and music they’d like to perform to. We will provide constructive feedback and work on some exercises for establishing and strengthening the persona you’ve chosen.

Week 4: Sunday, September 13th: Putting it on Stage

Final critique. We’ll also talk about stage makeup, costuming, and ways to relax and overcome last minute nervousness before going on stage.

Friday, October 9th: Performance: Location TBD — Performers will be paid after expenses, based on profits!

Price for 4 Workshops: $170


Want to learn some theater techniques but don’t have time to work on a piece for the show?
You can take “Dynamic Expression” and/or “Comedy” separately.
$45/each, $50 at the door.

To register, email:

No cancellations or refunds within 48 hours of the workshop(s) you will attend.