Special ‘Casting Scoop’ Discount for PICA TBA!

Psst!! A little birdie told me about a way to get the PICA member discount price on THREE of its upcoming TBA (Time-Based Art) Festival shows!

If you’re a follower of The Casting Scoop or Lana’s Twitter or Facebook pages, you can use a special discount code to get into any of the following shows:

Rude Mechs
The Method Gun

Fri, Sept 9 8:30-10:00pm
Sat, Sept 10 8:30-10:00pm
Sun, Sept 11 8:30-10:00pm
Mon, Sept 12 6:30-8:00pm
Tue, Sept 13 6:30-8:00pm

The Method Gun explores the life and techniques of Stella Burden, the actor-training guru of the 60s and 70s and creator of “The Approach” (referred to as “the most dangerous acting technique in the world”), which fused Western acting methods with risk-based rituals to infuse even the smallest role with sex, death, and violence. Using found text from the journals and performance reports of Burden’s company, The Method Gun reenacts the final months of her company’s rehearsals for their nine-years-in-the-making production of A Streetcar Named Desire. The Method Gun addresses the ecstasy and excesses of performing, the dangers of public intimacy, and the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life.

Tickets to Rude Mechs
Discount Code: timetotba

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Taylor Mac
Comparison Is Violence or The Ziggy Stardust Meets Tiny Tim Songbook

Fri, Sept 9 8:30-10:00pm
Sat, Sept 10 8:30-10:00pm
Sun, Sept 11 8:30-10:00pm

Gloriously larger than life, the fabulous performer, writer, and director Taylor Mac draws from the traditions of drag and performance art to create a style all his own. Combining dramatic flair, searing satire, poignant honesty, and—of course—plenty of glitter, Mac presents his newest show, in which he dissects the darker side of comparison while singing Tiny Tim songs and selections from David Bowie’s glam-rock classic, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust. It promises to be a concert unlike any other.


Tickets to Taylor Mac

Discount Code: timetotba

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Andrew Dinwiddie
Get Mad at Sin

Tue, Sept 13 6:30-7:30pm
Wed, Sept 14 6:30-7:30pm
Thu, Sept 15 6:30-7:30pm
Fri, Sept 16 6:30-7:30pm
Sat, Sept 17 6:30-7:30pm

Get Mad at Sin! is a one-man performance reanimating a historical document: an out-of-print vinyl record of a sermon by the evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, recorded live at the First Assembly of God in Van Buren, Arkansas, circa 1971. Conceived and performed by Andrew Dinwiddie under the direction of Jeff Larson, Get Mad at Sin ! strives to achieve perfect audio fidelity to the original record while reincarnating Swaggart’s carpetpacing, pulpit-pounding performance. The result is a complicated portrait of Swaggart in his prime—legendary Pentecostal preacher, pioneer of radio and televangelism, fiery rhetorician, best-selling gospel artist of all time, and first cousin of rock-and-roller Jerry Lee Lewis—before he reached the height of his fame and imploded in 1988.

Tickets to Andrew Dinwiddie
Discount Code: timetotba

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Enjoy the great discount and be inspired! If you hit any of these shows, leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

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