2017 Season, Boom Artists, Indie Theatre Community, Loveless Texas, Planning

LOVELESS TEXAS

Welcome to Loveless Texas!

We are so excited to share the details of our next production with you. LOVELESS TEXAS, with music and lyrics by Henry Aronson and libretto and direction by Cailín Heffernan, will begin performances September 6th at The Sheen Center for a three week run. Casting is underway, and tickets are now on sale.

As many people know, this show has been in development for nearly a decade, beginning as an idea then a few songs and then a few more until finally we arrive here. We’ve begun pre-production on this initial production, which marks Boomerang Theatre Company’s first ever musical project.

Production Meeting
The Production Team held captive until I can get a photo!

We are assembling a terrific team for LOVELESS TEXAS. In addition to Cailin directing, we have Marci Skolnick (Production Stage Manager), Timothy Babcock (Assistant Stage Manager) and Rebecca Meyers (Stage Management Intern). On the design side, we have Cheryl McCarron (Costumes), Michael O’Connor (Lighting), Evan Hill (Sets), Ian Wehrle (Sound), Dan Renkin (Movement/Fights) and Theresa McElwee (Vocal Coach). Rounding out the team are interns Charlotte Hopkins (Producing), Lauren Frazier (Marketing), Ivy Swinski (Costumes) and Maggie Cunningham (Lights/Sound/Projections). And as always, the incomprable Stefano Imbert has done the artwork.

The whole event is produced by Boomerang, with Danielle Demisay, Kate Holland and Yoni Vendriger serving as Associate Producers.

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Henry Aronson and Cailín Heffernan, creative forces behind LOVELESS TEXAS (Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum)

We cannot wait to have you join us! Grab your tickets today ($30 tickets for the first 5 performances, then $40 after that…!)

2015 Season, Boom Artists, Cymbeline, First Flight New Play Festival, Indie Theatre Community, Lickspittles, New Plays, Shakespeare

Fun Photo Collages for the Season

Hi everyone…Here at Boomerang we put together photo collages for Annual Reporting requirements (basically we send these off to people who are looking for photographic evidence we actually did things). I thought we’d share them with you, as sort of a visual summary of what we’ve been doing these last 12 months. We’re still working on the version of Love’s Labour’s Lost…

First Flight

 

 

Lickspittles, Buttonholers, andDamned

 

 

Cymbeline (4)

2015 Season, Boom Artists, Indie Theatre Community, Shakespeare

Even More Production Photos from CYMBELINE

Because the show just looks so damn good…Final performances are Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th at 2pm in Central Park. Free admission, no tickets or reservations required!

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A Few Random Questions For…Dan Renkin

Dan Renkin is the kind of person you want as a fight choreographer…A soft spoken, patient, creative, bad-ass. Some folks may remember him onstage for Boomerang last summer in Love’s Labour’s Lost in Bryant Park (a show in which he also did the fights). Dan answered a few random questions while preparing for the final two performances of CYMBELINE this weekend (July 18th and 19th at 2pm) …

Dan Renkin (l) with the cast of Love's Labour's Lost in Bryant Park
Dan Renkin (l) with the cast of Love’s Labour’s Lost in Bryant Park

Full Name: Dan Renkin

Home town: Wait…*where* am I?

How many Boomerang shows have you done? Beyond the Horizon, Love’s Labors, Cymbeline*
(* we actually counted later, and he also worked on Anna Christie and a few others as well. The exact number has been lost to history…)

Tell us a little about your role as Fight Choreographer: Shakespeare’s story meets (director) Cailín (Heffernan)’s devised world meets The Cast. It’s teasing out how this story needs to get told, with a physical vocabulary that makes sense for our version of the world of the play. Our Cymbeline is stylized, which works beautifully for a small ensemble, and in our park performance spaces–the actors’ bodies are our architecture, and define space. In the fights, that stylization can help define emotion, too.

What is your favorite thing about working on CYMBELINE? Great words, great people. Boomerang is a family of generous and astonishing people. It’s sort of a gifted-and-talented program for professional adults. Playful and enthusiastic collaboration always makes my work easier–and better–and more fun to do.

What’s your favorite place in New York City?  The stage of the Metropolitan Opera House.  Looking out.

In keeping with the spirit economy, can you give us your 6 word memoir:  Sci-fi geek runs with pointy stick.

Cymbeline runs July 18th and 19th at 2pm in Central Park (enter at 72nd and Central Park West) Additional details can be found here. Cymbeline is free, no tickets or reservations are required.

Dan Renkin (left) with Vinnie Penna (center) and Annalisa Loeffler (right)
Dan Renkin (left) with Vinnie Penna (center) and Annalisa Loeffler (right)
2015 Season, Indie Theatre Community, Shakespeare

First performance pics of Cymbeline

Here’s a sneak peak at what our little show looks like, in full costume and nearly full sunlight…IMG_1526IMG_1618IMG_1473IMG_1622IMG_1443IMG_1492IMG_1563IMG_1658

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Snapshots from CYMBELINE Dress Rehearsal

Hey all-

here’s a few quick snaps of last night’s dress rehearsal for CYMBELINE. The show is Free! No tickets or waiting in line! We open this coming Saturday June 20th at 2pm in Central Park! Hope you can make it!

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2015 Season, Boom Artists, Indie Theatre Community, Shakespeare

Welcome the cast of Boomerang’s CYMBELINE!

Cymbeline (1)Folks, we have a crackerjack team lined up for Shakespeare’s CYMBELINE this summer, and we’re so excited to have you check out this show. CYMBELINE marks our 17th Summer producing free theatre in NYC Parks. Where does the time go?

Here’s the description:

In 60’s Britain, and the world has gone mad! There’s rock-n-roll and magic in the air. Lovers marry and then are forced to separate, wagers are placed on fidelity, and our heroine dresses as a boy to win back her true love. New families are discovered, poisons work and then don’t, and Jupiter comes down from on high to oversee this wild ride. It’s a Shakespeare play like no other where anything can happen!

Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan will direct the 1960’s themed production. The cast includes Boomerang veterans Deborah Carlson (Cornelia), Amanda Jones (Imogen), Annalisa Loeffler (The Queen), Uriel Menson (Caius Lucius), Jake Minevich (Arviragus), Vinnie Penna (Pisanio), Jared Reinmuth (Iachimo), Buzz Roddy (Cymbeline), Stephanie Rosenberg (Ensemble) and Michael Russinik (Cloten). They’re joined by Brian Robert Burns (Posthumus), Hannah Hartmann (Ensemble), David Marmanillo (Guiderius), Roger Lipson (Belarius) and Stephanie Summerville (Philaria)

Our stage management and design team is also terrific. Kathryn Meister handles Production Stage Manager duties, assisted by Daniela Gonzalez y Perez as Assistant Stage Manager/SM Intern. Mengxuan Zhou is Cailin’s Assistant Director/Directing Intern. Samantha Newby is designing the costumes, Grace Riehl is handling props, Dan Renkin is choreographing movement/fights, and Henry Aronson is creating original songs and orchestrations. Roger Lipson is doing double duty as our Associate Musical Director. And Theresa McElwee is design voice and dialects. Stefano Imbert is designing original artwork.

Performances run June 20th-July 19th in Central Park at 70th and Central Park West, just south of Strawberry Fields. Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm (no performances on July 4th and 5th).  And as usual, all performances are…

FREE.

No admission. Gratis.

So bring a blanket, bring some sunscreen, bring a cold bev, or just bring yourself down to the park and check out the show.

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