The Gate Theater Group
Northern Thailand's First English-language theater company
October 2019 marks the beginning of the 12th season for The Gate Theater, Chiang Mai’s first English language theater company. The season will open on October 24 with Chiang Mai's first annual Fringe Festival of Performing Arts.
Co-produced with the EXIT Theatre of San Francisco, the festival will be held at the KAD Studio Theatre and will run from October 24-27 from 12:00 pm until 9:30 pm each day. Applications will be accepted using a “first come, first served” selection process, so it is advisable that all applicants get their applications turned in as early as possible to be among those selected in this process. Applications are being accepted via this link until September 1st. In the event of an overflow of artists, we will use a lottery system to decide which performers will be featured.
The Chiang Mai Fringe is being modeled on the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF). Like all CAFF festivals we will follow three golden rules:
Performers in the Fringe Festival receive two or more 60 minute performance slots. Additional performance slots may become available depending upon the number of performers who apply. The slots include limited technical support for lighting and sound and front of house staff. In order to help cover this service, applicants will be charged a 700 baht application fee and a 300 baht performance fee if they are selected to perform in the festival.
The Chiang Mai Fringe Festival is proudly open to a wide range of performers and groups of artists working independently in traditional forms as well as outside traditional forms. All performance styles are encouraged, from the avant-garde to the family friendly. Traditional and street theater, storytelling, dance/movement, experimental music, video/film, performance art, poetry, puppetry, comedy and improv, art installations, circus and cabaret.
Complete information about the festival is available here http://www.gate-theater.com/chiang-mai-fringe-festival.html or by writing to email@example.com.
Good luck to all of our performers! We can’t wait to see what you have planned for Chiang Mai’s first annual Fringe Festival for the performing arts!
Coming December 12 through 15
An Inspector Calls
An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley, is a play that revolves around the apparent suicide of a young woman called Eva Smith. In the play, the unsuspecting Birling family are visited by the mysterious Inspector Goole. He arrives just as they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft. The Inspector reveals that a girl called Eva Smith has taken her own life by drinking disinfectant. The family are horrified but initially confused as to why the Inspector has called to see them. What follows is a tense and uncomfortable investigation by an all-knowing Inspector through which the family discover that they are all in fact caught up in this poor girl's death.
Join Neville Powis, play director, at auditions for this classic English play, on Saturday 24 August 2019 at the
Kad Studio 7th Floor Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall from 3 - 4 pm. Performance dates: 12 - 15 December 2019
Rehearsals begin: Last week of October.
We are seeking actors preferably with an English accent.
However, all who turn out will be seriously considered for a role.
Inspector Goole - Male who can play 30 years and up
Arthur Birling - Male who can play 40 years and up
Sybil Birling - Female who can play 40 years and up
Sheila Birling - Female who can play 20 to 30 years
Eric Birling - Male who can play 20 to 30 years
Gerald Croft - Male who can play 20 to 30 years
The Maid - Female who can play 20 years and up
February 27 through March 1
Elwood P. Dowd is an endlessly pleasant and delightfully eccentric bachelor living in a small town that isn't quite aware that its newest citizen is an invisible, 6 foot 3 inch white rabbit named "Harvey," that only certain people can see.
It is a spring afternoon at the Dowd family home, and a tea party for the high-society ladies of the Wednesday Forum is in full swing. The hostess, Veta Louise Simmons, is hoping that the event will allow her daughter, Myrtle Mae, now in her twenties and still unmarried, to mingle with the mothers and grandmothers of some of the town's remaining eligible bachelors. However, to Veta's horror, her brother, Elwood, arrives home unexpectedly and in the company of his closest friend, Harvey. Veta and Myrtle Mae are mortified as Elwood begins introducing his companion to the ladies of the Wednesday Forum. The embarrassing family secret is now exposed, and all that Veta and Myrtle Mae can do is watch helplessly as their guests flee the house.
This 1944 Pulitzer Prize Winning play has something for the entire family!