Arts In the round

News and notes from the San Antonio theater scene

Since no one responded to last month’s query (If you don’t see live theater, why not? I asked), I’m assuming only people who do see live theater read this column. And since most of the people who see theater in this town also do theater in this town - this month’s In The Round is tailored to insiders.

Want a job? Magik Theatre is looking for a musician. You need to be able to play and compose — on the fly! These folks work hard: 11 shows a year and half of those are original work (complete with original music and/or underscoring.) The job is listed as part-time, but we all know what that means: Tuesday-Friday mornings, Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons, and the occasional extra evening when things get hairy. At least the summertime schedule is flexible.

The press release says “compensation commiserates on experience.” And, hey, if you have a lot of experience composing for theater, I commiserate too. Invited auditions begin in early March. If you’re hoping to secure an invitation, fax your resume to 227-2753 or e-mail [email protected]. You can drop demo tapes at 420 S. Alamo. The deadline was February 28, but I expect that’ll end up being flexible.

Want a platform? TeatroFEST, a festival that celebrates the Latino voice in American theater, will be held again at venues across the city May 26-June 25. Individuals and groups interested in applying for a performance slot should contact the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center for an application, which must be postmarked by March 31.

Latino/a theater, poetry, performance art, multi-disciplinary projects, puppets, performance for children, solo, group, original etc., it’s all encouraged. For more information, contact Marisela Barrera, theater-arts director at the Guad, 271-3151, Ext. 26.

Need a headshot? Studio 5 Photography & Acting Studio has two Headshot Days scheduled this month. The adult package (ages 14 and up) includes a session with photographer Travis Thrift, professional makeup, 60 exposures, up to four changes, a contact sheet, a digital CD, and all rights to your photos for a flat fee of $200. The child’s package costs $140 and includes all of the above, minus the makeup.

Saturday, March 4, and Saturday, March 11, will be the last Headshot Days until at least mid-May. Call 403-0338 to reserve your space. You can check out examples of Thrift’s work at Studio 5’s website,

Laurie Dietrich

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