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Friday, August 18th, 2006
8:02 pm

Mr. Goode even added the review by Jeffrey Bruner

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Thursday, August 17th, 2006
9:41 pm - Production photos

Because I'm vain enough to want them immortalized on Jeff Goode's website. If he ever checks this again.

Production shots of Poona the FuckdogCollapse )

PS. To everyone who was part of the show and actually reads this. I loved working with you guys... maybe again next summer?

PPS. Way to be the best-selling show at the Fringe Festival.

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Thursday, July 20th, 2006
4:25 pm - This is a copy of the e-mail blast we sent to everybody

RollingNameless Productions presents:

Poona the Fuckdog and other Plays for Children

A Full-Length Comedy
by Jeff Goode

Part of the Iowa Fringe Festival, July 20-23, 2006.

Once upon a time there was a Fuckdog. Named Poona. Poona was a very lonely Fuckdog until one day she was visited by her Fairy God Phallus and taught how to play a fun game in her big pink box. Poona suddenly becomes a very popular Fuckdog! Poona's adventures take her to the Kingdom of Do (where nobody did) ruled by a powerful television set. She meets,among others, Suzy-Suzy Cyber Assassin, a thespian shrub, lost space aliens, and she even talks to God! Poona finally grows old and must tell her fabulous story to all you little kiddies

Cast and Crew

Ellen Butler - Storyteller
Elena Flores - Suzy-Suzy, Satan, Costume Design
Christina Elizabeth Gulick - Poona, Producer
Jordan Jepson – Prince, Computer, Sound Design
Jessica Peiffer - Stage Manager
Nick Renkoski - Rabbit, T.V.
Louis Richer - The Man Who Could Sell Anything
Maria Sanchez - Props Mistress, Producer
Dan Sherman - Asst. Director, Jasper, Mike
TD Smith - Penis, Jack
Marnie Strate - Director, Producer, Cunt, Gabby
Mkey Williams - Shrub, Mr. Beer, God

All shows are at the Rainbow Center (Across from the Fitch Building), 305 15th street (Enter from Walnut).

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

Saturday, July 22, 2006
3:30pm & 8pm

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Tickets for the Iowa Fringe Festival are $10 for a single show, $25 for a 3-show pass, $30 for a five-show pass and $100 for a Festival pass—unlimited access to any performance.

Tickets will be available during the festival at the Festival Center in the New Central Library, Locust Street entrance, 2 hours prior to the first show of each day. Tickets good for any Festival performance.
Please note: tickets WILL NOT be sold at the individual venues. All tickets must be purchased either in advance online at IowaTix.com OR at the Festival headquarters box office at the Central Library during the festival. The Festival box office will be open each day two hours prior to the first
performances of that day.

For more information, go to www.iowafringe.com.

RollingNameless is comprised of Des Moines Public School alumni, many from a single Thespian Troupe. We are drawn together to create theatre with a lively spirit and synergistic approach that is essential to instilling an artistic interest in young people. As such, we strive to showcase young talent, which we believe is crucial to keeping energy and vitality alive in the arts.

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2006
1:29 am - RollingNameless Productions Redux

Okay, I think a little catch-up is in order. Obviously the 2004 production never came into fruition.

Since then, Christina G., Marnie S., and I decided to put on a production for this year's Iowa Fringe Festival. Considering the original project was defunct, and we wanted to preserve the same basic idea of getting a bunch of TRHS alumni together, we kept the name and built a mini-company out of it. And thus we have:
RollingNameless Productions presents Poona the Fuckdog and Other Plays for Children by Jeff Goode.

These outrageous "Fairy tales for Grown-ups" are not for the easily offended! Poona, our ingenuous heroine, is visited by her Fairy God Phallus who gives her a magical big pink box. In her quest to find somebody to play in her box, Poona meets up with aliens, talking shrubs, and mealy-mouthed salesmen. Nothing is sacred in this raucous assault on the power of language.

Performance times:
Thu, July 20 @ 8:00 p.m.
Fri, July 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
Sat, July 22 @ 3:30 p.m.
Sat, July 22 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sun, July 23 @ 2:00 p.m.

All Shows at The Rainbow Center,
305 15th St. [enter from Walnut]

Tickets $10 and less available at iowatix.com or day of show at the Central Library.

RollingNameless is comprised of Des Moines Public School alumni, many from a single Thespian Troupe. We are drawn together to create theatre with a lively spirit and synergistic approach that is essential to instilling an artistic interest in young people. As such, we strive to showcase young talent, which we believe is crucial to keeping energy and vitality alive in the arts.

To see our poster, click this cutCollapse )

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Saturday, July 8th, 2006
10:36 pm - 10 reasons why YOU should come see Poona the Fuckdog

1. It's part of the Iowa Fringe Festival, so you can tell everybody how hip and cool you are by going to a Fringe Festival. (iowafringe.com)

2. It's called Poona the Fuckdog and Other Plays for Children, so you can justify saying the word "fuck" many, many times in front of people you wouldn't normally say such things to. (e.g. Hey Grandma, wanna come with me to see Poona the Fuckdog? I hear it's amazing! What's that shocked look for? Oh, because I said "fuckdog"? Well "fuckdog" is part of the title, Grandma. I can't help but say "fuckdog." -or- Hey boss, can I get off work early to see Poona the Fuckdog?)

3. It's hilarious. I can't even get through rehearsal without laughing my ass off, even though I've seen/read the play well over 25 times. It's just that funny.

4. It will be the best play you've ever seen (that is produced solely by Roosevelt alumni).

5. It's only $10! Less if you go to see more shows at the festival. Sure, that may seem like a lot of money, but it's only slightly more than a movie AND is better than most of the "comedies" being put out by major movie studios right now.

6. You get to see all of our smiling faces. It will be like a mini-reunion, except with all of the lame people missing and all of the supercool people you always liked (us) present!

7. It will be infinitely more satisfying than another night wasted away at Java Joe's trying to be scene. We don't care if you're scene! We like you just the way you are (a little Bridget Jones reference for ya).

8. There will be plenty of time to get drunk after the show is over, so you can still have a night of drunkenness. But it will be a night with drunkeness AND comedy! Hell, you can even come to the show drunk, just make sure you don't get so drunk that you a) throw up, b) yell during the show or c) cannot understand English. But a little tipsy-ness is welcome.

9. We're convenient! We are doing the show five times over the weekend, so it will be sure to fit into your schedule.

10. You OWE it to yourself to come and see this classic-in-the-making. Years hence, people will talk about this play and you can say you saw the Iowa Fringe Festival premiere and people will be amazed at how cultured AND worldly you are (after all, Iowa can be exotic to people from the coasts).

RollingNameless Productions presents Poona the Fuckdog and Other Plays for Children by Jeff Goode.

Performance times:
Thu, July 20 @ 8:00 p.m.
Fri, July 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
Sat, July 22 @ 3:30 p.m.
Sat, July 22 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sun, July 23 @ 2:00 p.m.

All Shows at The Rainbow Center,
305 15th St. [enter from Walnut]

Tickets $10 and less available at iowatix.com or day of show at the Central Library.

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2005
5:30 am - Bet You Didn't Expect an Update in This Thing

Why the hell didn't we do something for the Iowa Fringe Festival this year? That would've been much easier to put together, because most of the dumb parts of producing (like procuring a venue) are already taken care of.

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2005
4:46 pm

anybody have any idea how to delete this community? It won't let me sign in as the community anymore... and I think that Rachel is the administrator.

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Friday, July 23rd, 2004
2:08 pm - Whatever happened to this?

There were auditions set, but no one ever posted the place. Did they actually take place? I don't know. Let me know.

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Thursday, May 27th, 2004
1:54 pm

Here Goes:

TIME FLIES by David Ives

-Six directors (who handle props, staging, and costuming for each of their individual scenes)
-Eight Scenes
-ONe soundborad op
-One Lightboard Op
-One stage manager(could be light board op)

Auditions June 19th (if all the directors can get there possibly?) 3:00 in the afternoon, place To be determined.
- Two contrasting monologues (1-2 Minutes each)
- Perhaps some cold readings


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Friday, April 30th, 2004
12:54 pm

I've read "Time Flies" and have decided that I do actually want to use it. Mria and i started discussing which scenes we'd like to do, or that we like in general, but I'd like a few other opinions. How about Sunday afternoon (betwwen 1-3)? Maria, Rachel, Abby, and I? Would that be possible?

Also, I've printed out the tax forms, and haven't gotten started to filling them out, becuase let me tell ya, they are speicifc, so it's gonna take me a while, and it being two weeks till my show, it might be a strenous task.

I contacted Vaudeville Mews about renting a stage (i think that Roosevelt is just too huge), and they got back to me,but I don't thinK I want to use it... I'll keep thinking about other venues.

If you guys have any ideas or anything, feel free to drop a note at our email address rollingnameless@yahoo.com, or comment on here.

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2004
12:09 am

OK- So heres the deal. Me= filling out tax-exempt status corporation forms. it=not fun. I need t oknow a lot of information before I accomplish this, and I need some time. Its the only way for us to get any moeny, trust I've tried other venues.

yes, we have fundraisiers, but those aren't guaranteed, i'd rather go through this and set up our solid $1000 before aynthing. Anyway- i thought I'd let y'all know. That and we no longer have rachel as a director, and probably no Maria. So I'm reconsidering the hierarchy options.

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Saturday, April 10th, 2004
1:08 pm - TO MARIA (and whoever else was wondering)

june through august.

I was planning on auditioning about a week after i get back (mid june), rehesring in july (since their smaller scenes they wont need that much time to mmemorize etc so four or five weeks should be enough), and then show in the first or second week of august... since i know a lot of people leave for college mid august.

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Thursday, April 8th, 2004
4:57 pm

Here's the deal, from me:

_I have not finished Time flies, I rechecked it out, and have only four more scenes to go, ubt am throughly busy at the moment. So it might be another week or two yet before i get to it.

_I finally got called back by Erika, and I am planning on talking to her Saturday afternoon... don't know if that helps any of you, but yeah, i'm going to tel lher whats all going on and all that... and she can proabalby help with scheudling and planning.

_As for scheduling your summers, schedule what you need to... just plan on having possibly two or three evenings a weeks free for a rehearsal or meeting (in regards to maria). I am not planning on doing aynthign during the day... unless the directors and the entire cast of the directors particular scene happens to not have day jobs.

That's all I have for the exact moment: I will type more later I supppose.

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3:38 pm - Broad Question

So, what's happening with this?

I'm trying to figure out my summer schedule, so I'd like to know. And I think some others?

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Thursday, March 18th, 2004
10:20 pm - Notes from inital ERAM meeting

Okay, so, so far we've decided what the Stage Managers will do. We're trying to keep everything as close to professional theatre as possible, so please keep that in mind.

SO, there will be two Stage Managers, one for Abby, and one for Rachel.

The SMs' duties are:

* arrives on time (if not a smidge early) to open and set up space
* takes attendance of the actors
* checks to see if other people who need to be there are there
* keeps track of schedule
* keeps track of contact info. and calls missing people if necessary
* writes down blocking notes
* calls lines
* calls lines of whoever may be missing
* calls blocking of it's seriously off, or if director asks for it
* checks to see if all props are there (if there is no prop person)
* makes notes about needed/specific props/costumes/lights/whatever to tell designers
* acts as liaison between director and others in lieu of director not being able to
* runs cues during tech rehearsals and show

The SMs' duties are NOT:

* making decisions about props/costumes/lights/whatever
* helping with character work
* being Assistant Director

More specifics about running cue-to-cue and other duties will be discussed in meetings later with the SMs and ERAM...

And, tentatively we'll have Rachel's scenes for one of the "Acts" and Abby's for the other "Act" separated by intermission. But, this may not be what we finally decide on. We may change this later for a better flow between the scenes (but, who knows).

As for running crews--the same crews will work backstage for both directors/SMs. So, for each scene, we will have the same light board op, stagehands, etc.

AND, on to the scenes. Right now we're thinking about doing selected scenes from Time Flies and Other Short Plays by David Ives ALONG WITH holding a contest/writing submission thing with a theme. That way, all the scenes can have a cohesive quality, and it will be one show rather than many shows that happen to be staged in the same place. So, once we come up with a theme, whoever wants to can submit a scene to Rolling Nameless Productions and we'll go from there!

Sorry for the long post, but I'm one to go into lots of details! Plus, it's nice for everybody to know what's happening at all times. Ya dig?

Oh, and all of this is subject to change, but it probably won't.

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4:59 pm

What exactly is ERAM????
If anyone feels like coming up to visit me on tuesday feel free!!! We could have a meeting up in Iowa City :)

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2004
5:56 pm

ERAM is still meeting tommorrow (Thursday) night @ 10:00, right?

I have Glawe's "All in the Timing", and am working on getting "Time Flies".

I need all members of RNP to give me your e-mail addresses. I'm going to start an address book in our Yahoo! account. Please either send us an e-mail @ rollingnameless@yahoo.com that tells us your name (we aren't going to see e-mail addresses and automatically know it's someone's) or comment to this update and tell me. Thanks!

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4:22 pm - Building Sets

So, when we're building sets and stuff, I think there might be a little problem. See, whenever we build things at Roosevelt for Roosevelt shows, we need "adult supervision" because students/people under 18 are a liability, and we need a paid employee to make sure we don't kill ourselves.

Now, since we're independent of Roosevelt, but still have Roosevelt students and are using Roosevelt facilities/tools, does that mean we will need an adult supervisor? And if we have an adult supervisor, does that mean we will not be independent of Roosevelt High School anymore?

I'm just wondering if we may have to build things somewhere else and use others' tools so we don't have any bylaw snags. Or, maybe we could still use Roosevelt Drama's stuff, but we would need to borrow it and take it somewhere else.

And, does any entity outside of the Des Moines School System ever rent/use the auditorium, or do only DMPS people rent/use it?

I dunno, these are just things running through my head...
(I have questions about the set and stuff, too, like the logistics of it, but I'll wait for the chat to bring those up.)

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Monday, March 15th, 2004
1:22 pm

I would like to do scenes by David Ives... I've read about half of Time Flies, and there are a few good ones in there, and I think that there are a few from All in the Timing that I would also like to read and ssee if possible to do... Although that would mean paying royalties for two shows- if we decide to do this the right way.

Therefore: The chat between ERAM... Thursday night 10:00 sound good? Would it be possible for all of you to maybe check out a copy of Time flies and All in the Timing before then? Tell me what you think.

If not Thursday then sometime before Abby leaves for Mississippi?

I will be working with my mother on figuring out whether or not to get a "non-profit organization" status and whatnot so I can apply for Iowa Arts Council grants.

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12:28 pm - Elena:

When is the chat happening between ERAM?

Is it going to be before or after the general meeting?

Will you have a script by then, or..?

I'm wrought with questions!

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