Prior to the new year, the Mental Notion Society & Plan 9 Burlesque held auditions for FIGHT CLUB: A Project Mayhem Burlesque. On that chilly Sunday morning into early evening, a plethora of talented women came out to showcase their acting styles & dancing chops. Before continuing on, both artistic organizations want to thank all the auditioners for their interest in our project, as well as taking in the frigid atmosphere to which they displayed their talent (…the heat was cranking out quite slowly). In the end we were only able to award 7 spots to our cast.
[LEFT PIC] Choreographer of Fight Club, Stella Cheeks, is seen here making those anxiety filled phone calls to ask each performer if she accepted an offered role.
After casting and gathering schedules from all personnel involved, a first rehearsal with the usual meet & greet and read-thru commenced. Interwoven amongst holiday dates and out of town traveling, this strong promise of a group had to take a short hiatus to let the new year roll in. Welcome twenty-thirteen!
When the smoke of family gatherings, eggnog/champagne, and holiday brewhaha finally cleared, it was time to begin the true process. Rehearsals have started and blocking Space Monkeys have begun. Here is the list of your behind the scenes crew:
Director/Writer: Jonald Jude Reyes
Dance Choreographer: Stella Cheeks
Fight Choreographer: Bobby Hoffman
Stage Manager: Smyra Yawn
Tech/Lighting: Drew Cohen
And now without further ado, we present to you the cast of Fight Club: A Project Mayhem Burlesque:
In the introductory pictures below, each cast member was asked to write down honest answers to the following questions: 1. What do you believe to be your best quality? & 2. What quality do you wish you could have? Now the audience decides which side is their Unnamed Narrator vs. their Tyler Durden.
Keep your calendars clear for FIGHT CLUB: A Project Mayhem Burlesque, which will be running every Thursday evening from March 7th to April 11th. More details of the process to come. Pay attention, space monkeys!
THE MENTAL NOTION SOCIETY