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08.03.2010 | | Posted at 11:35 PM

Over Our Head Players’ 10-minute comedy festival now accepting script submissions.

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s expected to reach a high of 82 degrees the day this gets posted. It’s been a very, very hot summer. It’s been humid. The Over Our Head Players are looking ahead to far colder days as they open their doors for script submissions in this coming winter’s Snowdance 10-minute Comedy Festival. Slated to hit Racine’s Sixth Street Theatre on January 28th of next year, the latest installme...
05.16.2010 | | Posted at 06:16 PM

Over Our Head Players holds auditions for Lie Down With Dogs

By Russ Bickerstaff
Racine’s Over Our Head Players is preparing to stage World War II late this summer as it presents a production of William W. Vought’s stage drama Lie Down With Dogs. Over Our Head hosts the world premiere production of the drama written by the screenwriter of the 1998 HBO World War II drama When Trumpets Fade. This is a really interesting opportunity to work with a new script about an old wa...
03.23.2010 | | Posted at 07:27 PM

Over Our Head offers sketch comedy opportunities.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Racine-based Over Our Head Players has recently announced an opportunity for emerging comic talent to work in a sketch comedy environment as it hosts open auditions for Theatre/Schmeatre next week.Starting at 7pm on Tuesday, March 30th, Over Our Head hosts auditions for the latest in its sketch comedy series. Openings are available for 2 – 5 men and 2 – 5 women ages 18 – 60. Auditions inclu...
03.15.2010 | | Posted at 06:43 PM

Over Our Head Players Stages Mid-‘90’s Irish Play

By Russ Bickerstaff
 Between 1997 and 1998, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh developed four feature-length plays. One of them was a dark comedy about a 40 year-old woman who looks after her 70 year-old mother. There is bitterness. There is dysfunction. There is mental illness. There is a sense of entrapment and isolation. (The entire play takes place in a small kitchen,) With the right staging, the play could be a...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Over Our Head Players Looking To Cast A Contemporary Irish Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane was a critical and commercial success when it debuted in 1996. It’s the story of a spinster who looks after her elderly mother. Suffering from mental illness, all of the daughter’s sisters have escaped an abusive, manipulative mother but her. When daughter finds romance, the dynamic between her and her mother gets a bit complic...
09.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
  Not too long ago, I used to work at a huge industrial-office complex south of downtown. Back then, there was a remarkably resilient guy who’d been working there for decades—knew the place and all of its bewildering corridors inside and out. This guy could make his way from an obscure point on the fifth floor to an equally obscure point in the basement in less than ten minutes on a busy day...
09.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
As the deadline for the Janet Zweig street kiosk script competition draws near, there’s another opportunity for local scriptwriters in Racine. The Over Our Head Players are seeking submissions for their 2010 Snowdance Ten Minute Comedy Festival. It’s a festival of comic shorts that runs 10 minutes or less. The challenge is to come up with something funny that takes no longer than 10 minutes...
08.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Racine’s Over Our Head Players is opening its season with David Lindsay-Abaire’s acclaimed contemporary drama Rabbit Hole. The story of a family adjusting to life after a tragedy won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007. It premiered in 2005. Lindsay-Abaire has had kind of an interesting career thus far. He’s had mirror careers in both stage and screen, having worked on scripts for Hollywood...
07.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Eric Bogosian is not a name I imagine a whole lot of people are familiar with. His name rests in a special corner of my mind along with other writers, performers musicians and suchlike that have acquired a cult following--truly talented people a little too "out there" for big-name success, but possessing the kind of universal appeal that could, theoretically make them household names.  In spit...