10th Anniversary Season: 2012/2013

Riot Act, Inc. announces its 10th Anniversary (2012/2013) production schedule.  The season includes traditional Greek theatre, two new plays about controversial issues, a musical, and our annual series of shorts.

Riot Act, Inc. celebrates its 10th Anniversary season 2012-2013.  The company was started in Dec. 2002 by five amazing women:  Eve Bernfeld, Deanna Darr, Nicole Madison, Stephanie Capps, and Macey Mott.  The company strives to bring innovative, thought-provoking, challenging theatre to the Jackson stage.  We have proudly collaborated with dancers, musicians, videographers, visual artists, and other non-profits in the valley.  We have performed in unconventional venues including dance studios, an art gallery, a warehouse, the Old Wilson Schoolhouse, and others.  We plan to continue to bring you exciting theatre to the Teton County stage.

The season kicks off in the summer of 2012 with a unique collaboration with the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  Riot Act will be performing The Frogs by Aristophanes. The FREE public performances of the classical Greek play will be performed in the museum’s outdoor amphitheater and Riot Act will be working with museum staff to create other fun public events related to the play.

The autumn of 2012 Riot Act, Inc. will tap our local Latino community to help produce No Roosters in the Desert by Kara Hartzler.  The play follows four women as they try to cross the US/Mexico border into Arizona.  The production will include opportunities for talkback sessions between the audience, cast and local experts, which should lead to some lively discussions due to the hot-button nature of the immigration issue. This show will marry storytelling with movement and other means of creative expression.

Snow brings a musical!  Feb. 21-23 & Feb. 28 – March 2, 2013, The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill graces the stage.  This dark comedy includes the now jazz standards like Mack the Knife and other great music.  Sure to be a Jackson favorite.

Distracted by Lisa Loomer finds its way on stage for the spring 2013 production.  The show will run April 18-20 & 25-27, 2013.  This contemporary play explores the issues of A.D.D. and other mental disorders, delving into the continual influx of information and technology. The number of children being diagnosed with these disorders is increasing, but do they really have these problems or are they just inundated with too much information? The issue is sure to inspire some passionate discussion at our talkback sessions.

June 5-8, 2013 our annual series of Short Plays will continue. The past few years we have been lucky enough to produce several plays by local playwrights and provide opportunities for new directors and actors. Always a community favorite, Shorts offers a sort of theatrical hors d’oeuvre for artists and audiences.

Please join us at the performances!