Privacy Policy: Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg

Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg (Actors Rep) is committed to protecting the privacy of those who use our services, to being transparent about what data we hold about you and giving you control on how we use it.

Actors Rep is a professional English-language theatre company registered in Luxembourg as an asbl (F9.110).

The purpose of this policy is to give you a clear understanding of how we collect your personal information from you directly and from third parties, how we use it, and how we keep it secure. We will ensure that your data are used and stored in accordance with the EU General Data protection Regulation (EU 2016/679).

We respect that you own your data and will do everything we can to maintain your trust and confidence in us. At any time you have the right to ask Actors Rep to stop using or to delete your personal information.

You can amend or correct your personal details and email contact preferences at any time by contacting us.

We collect your information when you interact with us. This includes signing up to be on our contact list, booking tickets, making a donation, contacting us for information about Actors Rep or to give feedback, submitting a script, and taking part in classes or a workshop. We only collect the information that’s necessary to carry out our business, provide the particular service you’ve requested and to keep you informed.

Usually this will only be an email address and possibly a phone number.

We also may collect an automatically populated public IP address when you use our website or email service. This information is collected to help diagnose and manage the website. Our website does use cookies.

The main reasons we collect information are to provide a service you’ve requested, to keep you up to date with news and events, or to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information.

Actors Rep will not share, sell, rent or trade your personal information to any third parties for marketing purposes without your prior consent. We will ask for your consent to share personal information with organisations with which we may co-produce work. These requests will be specific to the individual organisation so that your consent decision is informed. We may on occasion provide you with information about the work of and events offered by related companies (eg, theatre), but we will not share your information with them directly.

We will keep your information only for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice and to fulfil our legal obligations. We will not keep more information than we need.

This policy was updated on 25 May 2018. It may be updated from time to time to take into account changes in our company or to reflect changes to regulation or legislation. Updates to this policy will be posted on our website.

 

Neutral Mask and Clown Workshop with Carine Montbertrand

Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg is proud to announce

A Neutral Mask and Clown Workshop

With New York and Paris based actress and teacher

CARINE MONTBERTRAND

 

When and Where:

Sunday, 03 June 2018

At: Bamhaus

18A / 18D rue de la Cimenterie
L-1337 Luxembourg-Dommeldange

Time: To Be Confirmed

Cost: 100 €

OR

Register AND pay by 12pm (12.00), Saturday, 19 May 2018 and receive a 25 € discount — only 75 € !

(This offer has been extended but will not be again.)

About Carine:

Carine is a professional actress based in New York who has performed in most of the United States. Born in France, She is a dual citizen who grew up in the US (American mother / French father).

As a young actress, she developed a love of French classical theatre and decided to go back to her roots to train at France’s premier acting school, the Conservatoire National Superieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris. Later she received an MFA in acting from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program. Her roles have spanned a large range of types from Lady Macbeth to Brecht’s Arturo Ui to Laura in The Glass Menagerie. She loves transforming and creating roles for all styles of theatre — classical, contemporary, and original.

As a freelance actor, she’s performed Off-Broadway, on tour, and for many major US regional theatres. She’s also been a member of several exceptional theatre companies including The Acting Company, The Flying Machine, and University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players. In related fields, Carine is the award winning narrator of numerous audiobooks as well as an acting teacher specializing in neutral and Commedia dell’Arte mask.

As a teacher, aCarine has over twenty years of experience. During that time she has taught everything from basic acting to Shakespeare to mask work. Her students have ranged in age from high school students and teens to undergraduate students (BFA and BA) to graduate students (MFA) and professionals. Her special passion is teaching neutral and Commedia dell’Arte mask, which she first studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris. She has taught mask at Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, the University of Delaware, and Amherst College among others. Carine has also spent many years as a voice and speech teacher at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York. She coaches accent acquisition privately in New York or via Skype, and is also an audition coach.

This three-hour workshop will focus on Neutral Mask work and will incorporate some Clown work.

For ages fifteen and up.

Neutral Mask

A Neutral Mask is a Mask with no expression and no opening for the mouth. The work is silent. The exercises we learn will enhance the actors’ spatial awareness, timing, listening, concentration, management of focus, economy of movement, spontaneity, and ability to guide the audience. Students will have a new idea of what it is to be present on stage and a side benefit will be enhanced stage presence. They will discover the expressive potential in the most basic movement and become acutely aware of extraneous or habitual patterns or postures revealed by the simplicity of the Mask. With Neutral Masks actors find their simplest states, devoid of personal character as far as possible. Onto this blank canvas they can later build and add the traits of a brand new character of any style, age or type, while they themselves transform and become unrecognisable. I tell my students that what we learn with Neutral Mask is the skeleton that holds us up on stage, the most basic stage technique.

TO REGISTER or for further information, please contact Actors Rep: ActorsRep.Erik@gmail.com

Please also visit Carine’s website:

http://carinemontbertrand.com

Don’t miss this unique workshop with an extraordinary theatre artist!

ACTORS REP at BAMHAUS

Actors Rep is delighted to announce our residency at Bamhaus, the Creative Agency and Co-working space in the Dommeldange Quartier of Luxembourg Ville.

Bamhaus is an exciting complex housing creative industries and artists on the site of the old ArcelorMittal site in Dommeldange-Luxembourg. Actors Rep now has a desk in the open office, use of meeting space, etc.

We will also present our first production of 2018, THE GUYS, by Anne Nelson, at Bamhaus, in the wonderful cinéma space, from 30. May to 06. June 2018.

We plan to conduct workshops and / or classes at Bamhaus as well.

We are really excited about this new creative leap and are grateful to everyone in the Bamhaus community for the warm welcome.

 

Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg

Bamhaus

18A  /  18D rue de la Cimenterie

(Old ArcelorMittal site)

L-1337 Luxembourg-Dommeldange

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CANCELLED: Actors Rep Actors Lab PLAY 2 Series of Workshops

Actors Rep regrets to announce that we must cancel the Actors Lab PLAY 2 Series of workshops that was scheduled to begin Thursday, 15. March 2018.

Actors Rep is a very small non-profit professional theatre company. Our experience has shown that we cannot present workshops and classes without the minimum enrolment needed to cover the costs of offering them. Unfortunately, with PLAY 2, we fell short of the minimum number needed.

We’re very sorry, as we were excited about this new section of workshops. We will offer a section of classes or workshops later in the year. We also plan at least one short (one- or two-day) workshop in 2018.

 

 

 

 

Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg Actors Lab

Announces

PLAY 2: A Series of Six Workshops

Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg (Actors Rep) announces its Spring 2018 Actors Lab offering, ‘Play 2’, a series of six workshops taught by Actors Rep Associate Artistic Director Christine Probst.

Christine Probst, Actors Rep Associate Artistic Director and Instructor for the PLAY 2 Series of Workshops

Actors Lab is a place to experiment, succeed, fail, laugh, cry, whisper, scream, twist and shout. Actors Lab will once again focus on the need to play and how we can use play more as actors and as non-actors.

We invite anyone who wishes to explore the personal creative self to come and play with us.

Actors need to be in full access of childlike curiosity and an ability to play (also very helpful for non-actors), to find the truth of self and eventually the characters.

This series of workshops will explore play as another way of finding truth.

Actors Lab continues with The Play Series. The first of The Play Series focused on opening, experimenting and playing, and we will continue opening, experimenting and playing.

Play 2 Series will also begin to dip into the play as a structure as well as an action. The Actors’ Lab series Play 2 will focus on ‘The Play’—that is, the theatrical play. We will explore and delve into scene and character work through play. This series of workshops is reserved for experienced students.

If you would like to participate in this series you must submit a CV or have previously participated in a prior Actors Lab acting class or workshop.

We will work with several different kinds of texts and play with how one can find a character through play. These workshops will be physical, so please come prepared to move.

‘The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.’ – Carl Jung

 

When and Where:

Thursdays: 15, 22, 29 March / 12, 19, 26 April 2018 / 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Location: TBA

Cost for class (six sessions): 300 €

 

UPDATE: 

We have confirmed that the PLAY 2 series of workshops will be at

Bamhaus

18A / 18 D rue de la Cimenterie (Old ArcelorMittal site)

L1337 Luxembourg-Dommeldange

 

 

Contact Actors Rep for more information and to register: ActorsRep.Erik@gmail.com

 

Happy New Year from Actors Rep!

Happy New Year

from

Actors Repertory Theatre

Luxembourg!

 

 

 

We hope that 2017 has been a good year for all of you.

It was an incredible year for Actors Rep in many ways.

And it is all thanks to you, our committed, enthusiastic audiences, supporters, friends, and fans.

This year we were able to engage with English-language audiences and communities more than ever before.

 

For the first time, we produced three shows:

#WTF HAPPENED? ON THE PHENOMENON OF TRUMP (September)
BIG BOYS (November)
DEAR SANTA… (November / December)

 

 

#WTF Happened? On the Phenomenon of Trump

 

 

Audience Success!

 

Combined, the audience totals were our best ever. More people saw an Actors Rep show this year than in any of our five years of producing passionate, professional thought-provoking English-language theatre in Luxembourg.

 

Take a look at the small photo gallery of pictures from those productions on our website:

 

Actors Rep 2017 Production Photo Gallery

 

Additional pictures are also on our Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

What You Had to Say

 

Audiences loved our 2017 shows — and so did the critics:

‘Absolutely stupendous!’ – Wendy Winn, ‪Chronicle.lu (#WTF Happened?)
‘The audience leaves breathless… and having been highly entertained.’ – Duncan Roberts, Delano (#WTF Happened?)
‘A thoroughly entertaining evening.’ – Jess Bauldry, Delano (Big Boys)
‘You’ll walk home wondering just what you’ll be asking Santa for.’ – Sarita Rao, Luxembourg Times (Dear Santa…)

 

 

New Faces and a Favourite Collaborator Returns

 

We were privileged to work again with Peter Zazzali (left, below), who travelled from the US to direct Dear Santa…, and, for the first time, Luxembourg actor Maximillien Jadin (right, below), lit up the Actors Rep stage in Big Boys. Leslie Fischbach also came on board as an invaluable Assistant Director for Big Boys and Dear Santa…

Jill Robertson Kibbey designed the wonderful props and set for Big Boys, and Jess Arling did the terrific graphic designs you saw on our posters, flyers, programmes, and Facebook banners.

And Deirdre Wolohan and e2advance continued the terrific work on our website.

We couldn’t have done it without any of them.

 

 

Peter Zazzali

Peter Zazzali

 

 

 

                                                        Maximillien Jadin    

 

 

 

 

Classes and Workshops: Actors Lab and Guest Instructor

 

Associate Artistic Director Christine Probst (left, below) taught four sections of classes delving into the Development of Truth in Acting, Play for the Actor, and Vocal explorations. Keep an eye out on the website for new classes coming soon!

We presented an ‘Impulse Training’ workshop with the great Cologne based actor, director, and acting, comedy and Improv trainer Hans Kieseier (right, below).

 

 

Associate Artistic Staff Christine Probst-Staffen is a professionally trained actressc  

Christine Probst-Staffen

 

 Hans Kieseier

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lëtz Go Local!

 

In March (in Ettelbruck) and again in October (in Luxembourg) we had a stand at ‘De Lokale Maart’, a recurring event presented by lët’z go local. Dozens of people stopped by, chatted, learned about Actors Rep and signed up for our email list.

We look forward to participating in more ‘Lokale Maarts’ later this year!

 

 

 

Ready, Set… Live!

 

Finally, we were honoured to be onstage at Delano’s final ‘Delano Live’ event of the year with the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Théâtre National du Luxembourg, as well as being featured with them in their cover story on professional English-language theatre in the Grand Duchy.

 

 

 

Onward into 2018!

 

We have big plans for the coming year.

In June, we plan to produce Anne Nelson’s extraordinary and profoundly moving play The Guys, about a New York City firehouse Captain who loses eight men in the ‪September 11th attacks. Paralysed by his grief and shock, he enlists the help of a journalist to help him write memorials for his lost comrades.

The New York Post described The Guys as ‘a generous, sad, touching play about the braveries of grief’.

The Guys will feature Peter Zazzali and Christine Probst and will be directed by Erik Abbott.

We’re also planning an autumn 2018 show, to announce by spring.

 

 

December 2018!

 

After an enthusiastic reception from public performances and a corporate Holiday party at State Street in Kirchberg, We will revive Dear Santa… during the 2018 holidays. We will host a few public performances and the show will also be available as an entertainment for your company or organisation’s holiday event.

Look for details about booking the show for your holiday event in late summer.

 

 

On the Road?!

 

Also in the summer, we hope to present #WTF Happened? in two theatre festivals in the US.

Applications have been submitted, and we are eagerly awaiting to hear back — fingers crossed!

 

 

Dear Santa 33 rue des Capucins, 1313 Luxembourg.

 

 

Resolutions for 2018 and Beyond:

 

We are committed to continuing to deepen our connection to the Luxembourg English-speaking community.

But we need your help.

Professional theatre is expensive to produce. We rely on ticket sales, of course, but those box office receipts cover only a fraction of the costs of producing professional theatre, even for a small company such as Actors Rep. The rest comes from grants and donations – including individual contributions.

We were very fortunate in 2017 as we saw our contributions from corporate and individual sources rise – allowing us to present our fullest schedule of programming in our history.

Still, the financial challenges are steep.

Would you consider making a contribution to help us continue that success?

Drop us a line (info@actorsrep.lu or ActorsRep.Erik@gmail.com) or phone (‪+352 621 304 916) and we can answer any questions you might have.

Our bank details are below.

It’s about the people.

Every production has people behind the scenes making what the actors do onstage possible.

Like all professional theatre companies, we are always looking for great actors, but we also need people whose passions may lie backstage in designing or building scenery, helping with costumes or props, or in administration or fundraising or publicity.

Actors Rep is committed to establishing a permanent professional English-language theatre in Luxembourg. We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish towards that goal in the last five years.

You are the most vital part of the community which believes in and supports that vision.

What can you do?

Do you have fundraising skills? Get in touch. (Please!)

Can you help organise events to help us reach a wider audience?

Can you spend a couple of hours distributing posters and flyers?

Do you have a barn or other space where we can store things?

Do you have a space where we can rehearse?

Do you know of a space where we can perform? (Appropriate performance spaces are difficult to find and book and are always expensive.)

Do you have an idea of a play you’d like to see us produce? A focus for a workshop or classes you’d like to take?

There are so many ways you can be a part of the community we’re building and the vision we’re creating.

Together.

And of course if you or your company would like to make a financial gift to support us or to become one of our sponsors, please contact us.

Most importantly, be part of our audience.

 

We hope we see you at the theatre!