See You See, the third original performance event in our Dolce Revolution Project series had two sold-out performances and generated active audience discussion. This was a walk-through performance that played with notions of voyeurism, exhibitionism and privacy as we grapple with a sense of self and place in an ever-watchful society…
We are incredibly grateful for the ability to share this work, and the incredible response we received.
See You See Premiered Wednesday, December 10th and Friday, December 12th, 2014 @ 7pm at The Arts Club of Washington
Non-profit arts group FABUM is holding auditions for its 3rd Dolce Revolution Project series.
This is a non-traditional theatre show to be performed at the historic Arts Club of Washington.
FABUM uses a collaborative approach to its performances, and actors are encouraged to provide input during rehearsals and participate in the creative process. The show will explore the anxieties and absurdities of a 'surveillance society'.
You are welcome to come with a prepared monologue or be provided slides when you arrive.
Roles (working character titles - no ethnic requirements for any):
Boldman - fit, attractive male; narcissistic
Apprentice - any gender; eager to learn
Announcer/Host - male (but gender negotiable) with great "television game show" voice
Secret Agents (3) - any gender; archetypical secret agents; often ridicule those they spy on
Fake Bohemians (2) - any gender; self-absorbed and addicted to social media
The first round of auditions will be Thursday, October 9th, 4-8pm. Additional dates may be announced shortly.
*UPDATE: Additional auditions to be held Thursday, October 16th and Wednesday, October 22nd from 3-6:30pm. Please email dolce.revolution (at) gmail.com to reserve a time.
*UPDATE: Some roles may be redesigned/renamed.
To schedule a timeslot please email a picture/resume or short introduction and your preferred 15 minute window to dolce.revolution (at) gmail.com
Heather Pultz and Jameson Freeman flank young artists from School Without Walls High School: (from left) Meaghan Samuels, Zawadi Carroll, Christina Hollinsed, and Jahni Threatt
Thursday, March 27th, educator and artist Heather Pultz and FABUM artistic director Jameson Freeman brought four students from School Without Walls High School to the historic Arts Club of Washington for an evening event to exhibit their original creations following "Draw-In Lunch/Hearts for the Arts" classroom activities. The young women shared insight about their artistic process with those in attendance. Their art work was in company too, as it shared a room with pieces by famous Taiwan artist Yuan Chin-Taa and the American painter (and former Arts Club President) Jack Hannalu. The students' "self-portraits" were marvelously non-traditional, and it was wonderful to celebrate their individualism and talent!
AND...our inaugural FABUM associates (now in college) stopped by to support their former classmates! FABUM's first interns, Kelsea Johnson and Eva Meier made an appearance at the exhibition. Kelsea helped with our first Dolce Revolution Project, and both Kelsea and Eva were part of the second DRP: Dream Wedding, as well as numerous creative social events! They are both talented dancers and choreographers.
Kelsea Johnson, Jameson Freeman, Eva Meier
Jameson Freeman and Nichola Hays hosted a wonderful group of bright and talented young students as well as board members, volunteers and mentors from First Star on Saturday, December 7th at The Arts Club of Washington. The students were given a private tour of the historic building (the former home of President James Monroe), enjoyed a delicious lunch made by the club's executive chef, and engaged in a theatrical workshop. Artistic Director Freeman asked the students to choose a character to play from a list of roles based on a brief description of the character. As each group and each scene then read the characters' lines, more about the characters were revealed, and the entire group then had a discussion about all the roles we embody in our daily lives (sibling, friend, professional), and how those roles adapt and change. Some students then shared original poetry and even an original rapThe , and others sang some of their favorite songs. The FABUM team was incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work and connect with these young people and First Star. As an organization, we look forward to expanding our efforts to promote self-actualization and strength through artistic activities and self-expression.
That's a wrap!
What an amazing artistic journey!
Dream Wedding, FABUM's 2nd Dolce Revolution Project, premiered to sold-out audiences May 30th and June 20th at The Arts Club of Washington! Check out the article in the Washington Post, and stay tuned for our next project!
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"What is the true process of self-actualization? Do we have to repeat mistakes in order to finally stop making them? How can we have the best relationship with another if we do not yet have a sense of our best self?
Hosted by Morpheus (enigmatic wedding planner and Greek god of the dreamworld) and using the historic Arts Club of Washington as a setting, DREAM WEDDING is a walk-through, immersive theatrical experience that uses character-archetypes from Jungian psychology as well as Eastern mythological symbolism to take the audience (wedding guests) on a journey through a bride's dreamscape...and perhaps our collective unconscious."
The show's Paperless Post 'wedding invitation'
The FABUM Associates receiving applause.
It is a bittersweet time as summer approaches. The two current FABUM Associates, Kelsea Johnson and Eva Meier, are graduating from School Without Walls in June. As they prepare to move onto the next phase in their educational and individual journeys, we wanted to honor them for their contributions over the last year. They have taken part in the organizing and implementing of performances and fundraisers, events and exhibitions. They have met diverse and talented professionals
across a spectrum of artistic disciplines.
You have followed them on this blog, on Facebook and maybe even met them at one of our supercool events. Some of you joined us Thursday afternoon at The Arts Club of Washington to see a showcase of original choreography and dancing talent. Artistic director Jameson Freeman and managing director Lisa Grimes were joined by Heather Pultz of School Without Walls and Nichola Hayes of The Arts Club, as well as past YPF mentor Dana Tai Soon Burgess in presenting the afternoon's program. An end-of-year stipend was awarded following the performance, which was generously sponsored by FABUM Board member Laura Livoy.This was an opportunity for the two young women to exhibit their own brilliance, as they have assisted with the exhibiting of others' for the last year. They're not leaving yet! We still have The 2nd Dolce Revolution Project to get through, but Thursday was a marvelous, pre-graduation gathering to acknowledge two 'dolce' people.
The 2nd Dolce Revolution Project will be a multi-setting mixed-media performance at The Arts Club of Washington's historic Monroe House.
The ability to move well is important for all roles, so dance experience is helpful but not required.
Audition Dates:Wednesday March 6th, 3 - 7pmWednesday March 13th, 3 - 7pm Additional dates/times may be added. To schedule an audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a headshot and resume (or a picture and brief description of your prior experience). Actors will have the option of a 1-2 minute prepared monologue or a cold-reading. While unpaid, there will be a small stipend after the performances. Transportation reimbursement is also possible. ***The roles:
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- The Event Planner/Morpheus (MALE or FEMALE, any age): an androgynous and ethereal character who plays 'host' to the evening, but is also a spiritual entity that goes between dimensions/time.
- The Bride (FEMALE, 20-35): statuesque, elegant woman who is conflicted on the evening of her wedding...dance experience helpful.
- The Groom/'The Self' (MALE, 20-35): debonaire, intelligent man who is in love with his bride-to-be, but who also has a past...
- Best man/'The Shadow' (MALE, 20-35): clever, funny and a little hard-edged...exudes sexuality and wants a carefree lifestyle.
- The Three Goddesses (FEMALE, 20-65+): THREE different women to play goddesses, each representing a different Chakra, as well as mother, daughter, and wife.
- Anima (MALE, 20-35): represents femininity and all its mysteries and allows a man to relate with or understand women.
- Animus (FEMALE, 20-35): the same as Anima - with gender roles reversed.
- Piano Player (MALE, any age): must be able to play for up to 90 minutes from sheet music while occasionally interacting with audience members - ideally we are looking for 'Sam' from Casablanca, but are somewhat flexible with the character.
Tecnicus:from the ancient Greek 'techné, meaning mastery of any craft
FABUM held a fundraiser for its Spring 2013 performance season with the launch of Tecnicus Project, an event-based, visual arts and poetry series that will immerse arts-supporters in an evening where "life is art...and art is life"!
Click here to see the pictures from an evening with extraordinary local artists at The Arts Club of Washington!Artists, arts-supporters, and other marvelous individuals came out to The Arts Club of Washington on Tuesday evening, November 27th, for FABUM's first annual fundraising event featuring visual art and poetry: Tecnicus Project.
Featured individuals included Gabriel Riera, Vice-chairman of FABUM and Co-founder of BuddhaFest, Brooke Seidelmann of Smith Center for Art and Healing, Artists Tati Valle-Riestra, Katharine Heyl (Director of Visual Arts for FABUM), Ella Naj, Kelly Aronoff, Alice Pharr and Jacqueline Vasudeva (Tecnicus Creative Director), as well as our major individual sponsors John Ashford, Jill and Bill Hudock, Mark Peppas, and others.
Many thanks to the Arts Club of Washington, FABUM's Board of Directors, our sponsors, the artists and poets who made this event such a successful one! A percentage of all artwork sold went to Youth Program FABUM, and are grateful for the time and generosity of the featured artists. We were thrilled to see new faces, and encouraged by the wonderful energy and support as we begin putting together our Spring, 2013 performance season!Click the images below to view the slideshow. Thanks to H'ART SPEAX Photography and Design!
Check out the pictures from our launch event at The Arts Club of Washington May 17, 2012 which featured a clothing drive, short film premiere, live dance performance and the un-veiling of The 2nd Dolce Revolution Project!
CLICK HERE for the pictures!
Thank you Vincent Hunter for being our 'dolce' photographer for the evening!