Pennsic Theatre

(Pennsic War 30)

An Invitation To All Performing Artists
Of The Knowne Worlde

Singers!  Dancers!  Bards!  Poets!  Thespians!

Musicians!  Jugglers!  Magicians!


 

Introduction

Goals and Hopes

Performance Types

Performance Area

Schedule

Contact Information
  

 
Introduction

You are invited to be a part of the Pennsic Thirty Performing Arts Festival - a place for performance at Pennsic.

The week-long Festival will be held in the Pennsic theater facility located in "town", on the corner of the battlefield closest to troll, with a large tented area with a level stage, large enough for group performances, changing facilities and a backstage crossover ability.

The intended daytime use of the theatre will be for daily performance exhibitions, featuring a different art form each day, such as vocalists/madrigals, dancers, instrumentals/concerts, bards/poets, actors/short scenes, and "faire arts" (magicians, jugglers, acrobats, puppeteers, etc.).

The evening use of the theatre will be as a traditional theatre, a performance site for gentles to come and enjoy group theatrical programs (plays, concerts, chorales, variety shows, etc.)  Rehearsal time for the evening performances will be available at the theatre during the morning hours.  (See the schedule for more information).
 



Goals and Hopes

The Goals of the Daytime Arts Exhibitions:

1) To provide performing artists with a forum designed to display their skills with the goal of encouraging creative presentations, encouraging research into presentation traditions, and developing and refining their performance skills.

2) To provide the artists with input from their fellow artists, so that they may make contacts, learn from each other and grow from the association.

3) To provide a forum that will also encourage group efforts, in the belief that the whole can be far greater than the sum of its parts.

4) To provide the populace with a place to learn about and appreciate the scope and diversity within a given art, and to enjoy the talents of the Knowne Worlde.

We would be pleased to see the exhibitions organized as inter kingdom event, open to all performers of that days art regardless of experience and skill level.  There are no ratings or prizes, but an opportunity for your personal skills and creativity to be seen and appreciated.  Although there will probably have to be some reasonable time limit on the individual performances, there should be few restrictions beyond that.

We are hoping to create a home and haven for our performers, so that they can experience the pleasure of that aspect of their craft, gain and hone their performance skills, meet and share knowledge with their fellow artists, display their many diversified talents, and educate and entertain the general populace of the Knowne Worlde.  We are focused on keeping this a center dedicated to performance.

Currently, competitions are not being scheduled in this performance area.

We strongly encourage pre-registering to perform in the exhibitions.  In order to provide the most qualified coordinator for each days exhibition, volunteers from the performing arts community are eagerly sought.  It is hoped that each days coordinator will be an artist from that discipline themselves, to better be able to address the needs of thats days performers.  Any gentle who is interested in coordinating or assisting with a single day's exhibition,  please contact The Pennsic Performing Arts Coordinator, Baron Midair MacCormaic, as soon as possible.

We want to hear from existing groups who would like to present a program for an evening or a portion of an evenings entertainment.

We hope that this will be an inter kingdom event and invite you to contact us to share your ideas about it.  It is still a new project, just forming and is only improved as the pool of ideas for this grows.

Although this facility will be basic, with enthusiasm and support, this idea can evolve into an eagerly anticipated event at the War, and a center for encouraging creativity and growth in the performing arts.

Imagine - going out to dinner followed by an evening at the theatre!

Come and be a part of this.  Lets hear from you.


Performance Types

 

 


Instrumentals and Concerts:
Day of Performance:  Monday, August 13th, 2001
Coordinator: Lord John von der Velde

Dancers (European and Middle Eastern):
Day of Performance:  Tuesday, August 14th, 2001
Coordinator: Mistress Avril Boulle

Poets, Acting and Short Scenes:
Day of Performance:  Wednesday, August 15th, 2001
Coordinator: Lord Fairfax

Bardic Arts (including Singers: Individuals and Groups):
Day of Performance:  Thursday, August 16th, 2001
Coordinator: Lord Garraed Galbraith

Coxcomb Academy Variety Show (magicians, jugglers, acrobats):
Day of Performance:  Friday, August 17th, 2001
Coordinator:  Master Henry Best
 


Performance Area

Our far less glamorous priorities in the construction of the theater is to build it durably, storably, level-ably and affordably.  In the end, if we can provide a shelter from the caprices of the weather, visibility for our performers, and some small amount of comfort for the populace (i.e. seating) and unobstusive lighting for the evening entertainments, we will have come far.  Although we initially advocated a more flexible arrangement for the theater, it was deferred to the priority of creating a simple statement requiring no reconfiguration, and to the other priorities listed above.

This theater configuration will evolve in future years in keeping with the actual usage of the facility.  Right now, we have no way of knowing how this is going to develop.

This year, we have a large tent with a level stage.  Backstage, crossover, and changing areas will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own sign and/or banner to display your performance group and the routine you will be doing.


Evening Schedule

(Times are still subject to change....)

Sunday, August 12th:
Duke Moonwulf and Michael Longcor: On Stage Together. 7 PM to 8 PM. Various songs by Master Moonwulf Starkaadhersson / Michael Longcor.
Middle Eastern Dance and Music Ensamble. 8:15. to 8:45 PM. Thomas the Moor, Leader.

Monday, August 13th:
i Sebastiani. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Greatest Commedia dell Arte Troupe in the Entire World
I Genesii. 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM. "The Gift & The Lady's Revenge." Baron Connor MacLiam.

Tuesday, August 14th:
Bad Raqsan'e Sahra. 6 PM - 6:55 PM. Middle Eastern Dance Troupe. Sahara Wind Dancers.
Vocalist and Two Instruments. 7 PM - 7:45 PM. Vocalist: Pasha Starling Mayfaire.
The Jubilatores. 8 PM - 9 PM. Instrumental Group.
Troupe de Jour: Laughing at the Mirror. 9:15 PM - 10:15 PM. An all male clan presents a variety hour of original SCA parodies, historical monologues, and magic. The production presents some mature humor.
Dance with Peach Curry. 10:30 PM to 11:00 PM. SCA musicians from Atlanta, Georgia, invite you to come dance. They will play Middle Eastern and European selections from their new CD, Dancing with the Infidels.

Wednesday, August 15th:
Bedlam Abbey. 8 PM - 8:45 PM. Five piece band playing renaissance, Elizabethan
and other music, instrumentally and vocally.
Debatable Lands Choir.
9 PM - 9:30 PM. Kieran, Director.

Thursday, August 16th:
Cave Canem. 6 PM to 6:50 PM. Two short comical plays: one an adaptation of Cervantes'
"Jealous Old Man" , the other an adaptation of Hans Sachs' "The Student Exorcist". Director: Gilles de Beauchamps.
Known World Players.
7 PM to 8 PM. Director: Lady Sofia Tyzes
Known World Choir Concert. 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Conductor: Sir Erlan Nordenskol

Friday, August 17th:
Dragonfly Reel. 6 PM to 7 PM. Terry Sindar
Carolingian Mummers Guild. 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM. Play: Gawain, Gawain, Gone. Director: Vissevald Selkirksson.
Wolgemut. 9:00 PM to 9:50 PM. Live from Berlin, Germany, playing a unique mixture of songs and dances on shawms, bagpipes and percussion.


 

Date and Time of performances not yet set:

(none)


Contact Information

Pennsic Performing Arts Coordinator
Baron Midair MacCormaic (Charles Cohen)
2814 Parkwood Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

phone: 734-971-1809
E-mail:  charles@umich.edu

Deputy Pennsic Performing Arts Coordinator/
Coordinator, Dance Exhibitaion Day:

Mistress Avril Boulle (Vivian Moroknek)
11 Grove Place
Northport, NY  11768
Phone (befor 10 PM EST only!): 516-757-2530
E-mail:  Whimzi@juno.com


 

Last Updated: 27 June 2001
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