WHAT: The Finn-Brit Players Summer Picnic
WHEN: Saturday, 15th June 2013 from 2pm onwards
WHERE: Tervasaari (left side), Helsinki (Map)
Welcome to the Finn-Brit Players 2013 summer picnic at Tervasaari on Saturday, 15th June!
This year’s theme is ice-cream! What is your favourite ice-cream? How does it display your personality? Is it sumptuous Chocolate Ripple, tangy Lemon Meringue, playful Tutti Frutti or something else? Let yourself be inspired by ice-cream and dress/accessorize accordingly.
Mölkky and Pétanque are also back! Who will be the Mölkky champion this year? You can also bring some games of your own if you like.
There will be free bubbly for the first people to arrive at the park when we start at 2pm. But… when it’s gone, it’s gone! So better be there on time!
As usual we will have some snacks available, but feel free to bring your own as well as a friend to celebrate the summer with us!
In case of rain we will move the party to the nearest pub, please call Riikka on 040 8019 333 in case of rain.
WHAT: Auditions for Poetry & Jazz
WHEN: Tuesday 4 June 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: FINNBRIT, Fredrikinkatu 20 A, Helsinki (MAP)
Our theme for the autumn programme of Poetry & Jazz is ‘War & Peace’. So we’re looking for pieces about all types of conflict, such as wars, arguments, inner turmoil, and passive aggression. But don’t forget the peace! We also need pieces that explore calm and tranquility.
And not only poetry, but also monologues, dialogues, and ‘flash fiction’ prose. All pieces must either a) be your own work, b) be out of copyright, or c) have performance permission from the author.
If you’ve never taken part in Poetry & Jazz before, you will have to attend the auditions. Please bring all the pieces you’re considering to the audition, including copies for the producer.
If you have taken part in Poetry & Jazz before, you need only email your suggested texts to the producer for consideration by 4 Jun: email@example.com.
The performances are on Tuesdays 10, 17 & 24 September at 7 p.m. Rehearsals will start in earnest in late August, but we will meet at least once before midsummer.
If you have any questions, or would like to participate but cannot attend the audition, please contact the producer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Auditions for the autumn production of I Hate Hamlet
WHEN: Sunday 19 May, 2pm to 6pm
WHERE: Lutherinkatu 4 A 21, 00100 Helsinki (Map)
Our 2013 autumn production will be the hit US comedy I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick, directed by Zoë Chandler and produced by Joan Nordlund.
We are using a different venue than usual and access to this building is restricted. The main door will be manned from 13:45–14:00. If you are unavoidably detained on the way, you may call the producer to be let in (040 5947 790). However, we ask that you please be on time for the auditions.
If you would like to audition but are unable to attend on the 19th, email the director to make other arrangements: email@example.com.
Performances will take place during the period 16–23 November 2013.
We will have a first read through and a character development session sometime before the summer, with full rehearsals starting in September.
To help us with the planning, we would appreciate it if you could register your interest in auditioning, by either signing up on Facebook or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You may, however, audition without registering. There is no need to prepare anything for the auditions.
ABOUT THE PLAY
There are six roles in total, three female and three male.
Life is not going well for LA TV star Andrew Rally. His popular medical drama has been cancelled, his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity, and he’s accidentally bought a medieval duplex in New York. Andrew has, however, been offered the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. The only problem is, he hates Hamlet…
Andrew’s duplex turns out to be the former home of the renowned actor John Barrymore – the greatest Hamlet of all time. The ghost of Barrymore returns to help Andrew prepare for the role, whether he likes it or not, as the only way to send Barrymore back to the Other Side is for Andrew to play Hamlet. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, forces Andrew to decide what he really wants from his acting career.
Supporting characters include Andrew’s girlfriend Deidre McDavey, a wild romantic; Lillian Troy, his glamorous agent; Felicia Dantine, an estate agent; and Gary Peter Lefkowitz, a wheeler-dealer from LA.
Although the play is set in the USA, you do NOT need to have or be able to do an American accent to audition.