Oct 26 2015

Hope Operas 2015 Week Four Wrap-up!

And the first place show in the final episode of Hope Operas is: Pet Files: The Red Dot Saga! Congratulations to Agents Scruffy and Meowlder.

Pet Files raises money for Lost Dog and Cat Rescue, a non-profit animal rescue organization that saves the lives of thousands of homeless and abandoned pets each year.

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Oct 19 2015

Hope Operas 2015 Week Three Wrap-up!

Taking the first place spot in week three: The Greatest Science Fiction Show No One’s Ever Seen! Well, they’ve seen it now…

TGSFSNO’sES raises money for The Theatre Lab, Washington, D.C.’s largest and most comprehensive independent, nonprofit school for the dramatic arts.

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Oct 12 2015

Hope Operas 2015 Week Two Wrap-up!

Taking the first place spot in week two… Vanguard! Congratulations, and keep rocking across the galaxy!

Vanguard raises money for ArtStream, a regional organization whose mission is to create artistic opportunities for individuals in communities traditionally under-served by the arts.

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Sep 11 2015

Hope Operas Presents Our 2015 Season

Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 10.35.37 PM 9-11-15Intergalactic comedy and mystery with a local twist!

4 world premiere plays. 4 worthy causes.

DC’s first and only serialized theatre festival where all the profits go to charities.
Every Sunday Night in October a new episode from each play!

Our 2015 shows (and the Worthy Causes for which they’re raising money) are:

HO-2015-Tulip-400x300Tulip of Testudon

Tulip discovers she was reincarnated on the wrong planet! Instead of slaving away at a low-paid office job on Earth, she should be living a cushy life on the planet Testudon… as a pet. Now, with the help of her own pet–a tortoise named “Tulip Too”–she must choose a destiny.

Written by Lisa Alapick. Directed by Catherine Aselford.
Worthy Cause: The Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society

HO-2015-PetFiles-400x300Pet Files: The Red Dot Saga

Cat Detective Sox Meowlder has been looking for answers since his sister Mittens disappeared. Along with his new partner–a dog named Dakota Scruffy–Detective Meowlder searches for clues… and the seemingly untraceable “red dot.” The truth is out there!

Written by Laura Fontaine. Directed by Patrick Graham.
Worthy Cause: Lost Dog and Cat Rescue

HO-2015-Vangard-400x300Vanguard

When an alien steals the identity of intergalactic glam rocker Jet Jettison, he must clean up his act to get back what’s his. But without his distinctive make-up one will believe he’s really Jet. With the help of a badass bounty hunter babe, he takes off after his band… and heads straight into trouble!

Written by Stephen Krzyzanowski. Directed by Kristen Pligrim
Worthy Cause: ArtStream

HO-2015-SciFiShow-400x300The Greatest Science Fiction Show No One’s Ever Seen

Julie’s hunt for a long-lost science fiction TV show takes a very weird turn. With the help of a local comic book store owner, she uncovers truths about the past that might just save the future. But is the truth really just science fiction?

Written By Pamela Leahigh. Directed By Sara Bickler.
Worthy Cause: The Theatre Lab

 

Hope OperasOct. 4, 11, 18, 25 at 8pm

The Bier Baron
1523 22nd Street NW, WDC
(202) 293-1887

Tickets can purchased at the door for $15 per show or $40 for all four weeks.

 

Visit www.hopeoperas.com for details

Hope Operas 2015 season flyer (PDF)

Aug 12 2015

Hope Operas Season 7 Auditions

Calling all actors: Come out and audition for our galaxy-sized Season 7! Epic sci-fi. Space Odysseys (and oddities). And a tip of the hat to the new, soon-to-be-released Star Wars movie. It’s all part of our theme for 2015, “Hope Operas: A New Hope!”

All five plays in this series will include a nod to great sci-fi classics. Of course, our definition of “great” may include anything from giant flying turtles to Jane Fonda in zero-G…“A New Hope” also refers to our all-new gaggle of writers, and the mostly-new set of directors who will bring their scripts to life.

Auditions will be August 30, 1 PM – 6 PM at The Source,1835 14th St NW, Washington, DC. Please prepare a 60-second monologue that best showcases your talent. You may be asked to do a cold reading from sides.

Please send your headshot and resume to hopeoperas@gmail.com to schedule an audition.

Our 2015 shows (and the Worthy Causes for which they’re raising money) are:

Tulip of Testudon
Tulip discovers she was reincarnated on the wrong planet! Instead of slaving away at a low-paid office job on Earth, she should be living a cushy life on the planet Testudon… as a pet. Now, with the help of her own pet–a tortoise named “Tulip Too”–she must choose a destiny.
Written by Lisa Alapick. Directed by Catherine Aselford.
Worthy Cause: The Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society

Pet Files: The Red Dot Saga
Cat Detective Sox Meowlder has been looking for answers since his sister Mittens disappeared. Along with his new partner–a dog named Dakota Scruffy–Detective Meowlder searches for clues… and the seemingly untraceable “red dot.” The truth is out there!
Written by Laura Fontaine. Directed by Patrick Graham.
Worthy Cause: Lost Dog and Cat Rescue

Vanguard
When an alien steals the identity of intergalactic glam rocker Jet Jettison, he must clean up his act to get back what’s his. But without his distinctive make-up one will believe he’s really Jet. With the help of a badass bounty hunter babe, he takes off after his band… and heads straight into trouble!
Written by Stephen Krzyzanowski. Directed by Kristen Pligrim
Worthy Cause: ArtStream

Warped TOS
Space, the final frontier where no one can hear you scream. These are the voyages of the Starship Takei, beloved camp classic now only shown in late night syndicated reruns. Join them on their 5-year mission… for the 500th time.
Written by Amy Baska. Directed by Katy Chmura
Worthy Cause: The Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia

The Greatest Science Fiction Show No One’s Ever Seen
Julie’s hunt for a long-lost science fiction TV show takes a very weird turn. With the help of a local comic book store owner, she uncovers truths about the past that might just save the future. But is the truth really just science fiction?
Written By Pamela Leahigh. Directed By Sara Bickler.
Worthy Cause: The Theatre Lab

Show Dates are Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 at The Bier Baron, 1523 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC.

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