An Iliad Encore & Celebration

Celebrate the cast & crew of Brazosport Center Stages’ An Iliad for their recent win at the South West Theater Competition in early April by attending an encore presentation on Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 PM in the Freeport LNG Theater. Brothers Jeremy and Cory Todd will reprise their roles as The Poet and The Muse, respectively.

The production was named the Winning Performance and received the Audience Acclaim Award. Actor Jeremy Todd was named to the All-Star Cast and the crew received the Outstanding Lighting Design Award and Best Tech/Crew Award.

Admission is free but reservations are required. Please note, this production contains strong language and graphic descriptions of violence and war.

ENCORE! Award-winning “An Iliad” returns for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Celebrate the cast & crew of Brazosport Center Stages’ An Iliad for their recent competition success by attending an encore presentation Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 PM in the Freeport LNG Theater, followed by a post-show celebratory reception!

 

Admission is FREE but reservations are required. Get your tickets NOW!

 

Brothers Jeremy and Cory Todd will reprise their roles as The Poet and The Muse, respectively.

 

The cast and crew include:

  • Shirley Busbice, stage manager
  • Wesley Copeland, lights & sound
  • Connie Marshall, director
  • Cory Todd, The Muse
  • Jeremy Todd, The Poet

 

The team won the following awards at Theatre Network of Texas’ TEXFest 2022, held February 17-20 at the Cailloux Theater in Kerrville:

  • Audience Acclaim Award
  • Advancing Production
  • Backstage/Crew Award
  • All-Star Cast – Cory Todd
  • Outstanding Actor – Jeremy Todd

 

They returned to Kerrville for the South West Theatre Conference, March 31 – April 3, and took home the following accolades:

  • Audience Acclaim Award
  • Winning Production
  • Best Tech/Crew Award
  • All-Star Cast – Jeremy Todd
  • Special Award for Lighting Design

 

Get your tickets and join us to celebrate the amazing cast and crew of award-winning production, An Iliad! *Please note, this production contains strong language and graphic descriptions of violence and war. Presented by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

(The above photo of Jeremy Todd was taken by Tom Fowler.)

 

Brazosport Center Stages’ “An Iliad” Takes Top Prize at South West Theatre Conference

After advancing at the state-level competition in February, Brazosport Center Stages took the top prize last weekend for its production of An Iliad at the regional South West Theatre Conference (SWTC) in Kerrville.

 

The SWTC encompasses theatres in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, and included performances from Arkansas, New Mexico and two Texas theatres at the 2022 event.

 

Brothers Jeremy Todd and Cory Todd reprised their roles as The Poet and The Muse, respectively, in An Iliad, written by Dennis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson. Connie Marshall returned as the show’s director with Shirley Busbice in the role of stage manager and Wes Copeland handling lights and sound.

 

The production was named the Winning Performance and received the Audience Acclaim Award. Actor Jeremy Todd was named to the All-Star Cast and the crew received the Outstanding Lighting Design Award and Best Tech/Crew Award.

 

Jeremy Todd said the experience of competing at the SWTC was incredibly rewarding.

 

“Our visit to Kerrville to compete in the South West Theater Conference was such a positive experience,” he said. “Our hosts at The Cailloux Theater welcomed us like family and the other competing theaters performed like champions. It was an honor to simply participate, but taking home several awards including ‘Best Production’ was amazing!”

 

Director Connie Marshall said it was an honor to represent Center Stages at the competition.

 

“We faced some good competitors and are very proud of our performance,” she said. “Our cast, Jeremy and Cory, are exceptional story tellers who kept the audience enthralled from the moment the lights came up. Our crew did an excellent job of making sure the show was presented at the highest level possible and with true respect to the Cailloux City Center and those staffing the event.

 

“We are honored to have represented Brazosport Center Stages and the state of Texas at the South West Theatre Conference. We want to thank the adjudicator Kristi Quinn, the workshop presenters, The Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts, our new friends from community theaters throughout the southwest and the City of Kerrville. We had a blast!”

 

An Iliad encore and celebration is slated for Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 PM in the Freeport LNG Theater at The Center. Admission is free but reservations are required. Please note, this production contains strong language and graphic descriptions of violence and war.

 

Reserve your seats now!

Brazosport Center Stages’ TEXFest accolades highlighted in The Facts

(From left to right: Wes Copeland, Shirley Busbice, Connie Marshall, Cory Todd, Jeremy Todd)

The Facts highlighted Brazosport Center Stages’ recent performance at the Theater Network of Texas’ TEXFest in today’s newspaper in “Center Stages earns accolades at theater fest”. Held last month in Kerrville, the competition and festival hosted four theaters from across the state.

Center Stages’ five-person cast and crew of An Iliad won several awards, including Best Actor, All-Star Cast, Backstage Award and the Audience Acclaim Award, as well as a paid advancement to the Southwest Theater Competition to be held next month.

Read the article online for the full scoop.

Brazosport Center Stages’ “An Iliad” Wins Numerous Awards at TEXFest

Initially performed outdoors in spring 2021 to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions, Brazosport Center Stages’ production of An Iliad returned to the stage this last weekend at Theater Network of Texas, Inc.’s TEXFest in Kerrville. The theater festival and competition included performances from Boerne Community Theatre, Brazosport Center Stages, Fort Stockton Community Theatre and Playhouse 2000.

Written by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson, Center Stages’ An Iliad featured actor Jeremy Todd reprising his role as The Poet and Cory Todd as The Muse. Connie Marshall directed the show, Shirley Busbice served as stage manager and Wes Copeland directed the production’s lighting and sound.

When Center Stages originally selected An Iliad to bring to the stage last year, the production allowed for a small cast and crew to limit interaction due to COVID-19. Three actors, including Jeremy Todd, took on the role, which amounts to a 90+ minute monologue with musical accompaniment by The Muse.

With 11 months having passed since the original performances, the cast and crew spent several weeks working to get the production stage-ready once again. Their hard work and dedication certainly paid off.

Center Stages’ production was deemed one of two winners and awarded a paid advancement to the Southwest Theater Competition in April, where they will compete against theaters from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. In addition to the production’s advancement, the cast and crew were recognized for their efforts.

Jeremy Todd was awarded “Best Actor” and Cory Todd was awarded “All Star Cast”. Center Stages also received the “Audience Acclaim Award” and the “Backstage Award”, which recognizes the company that judges felt operated in the most composed, efficient and outstanding manner during the festival.

Director Connie Marshall was pleased with both how well the performance went and how the audience responded.

“We were overwhelmed by the reception the performance received at TEXFest,” she said. “I am very proud of this hardworking cast and crew and excited to present An Iliad at the Southwest Theater Conference in April. It is a good story, told exceptionally well.”

The Facts features “An Iliad” in newspaper

THANK YOU to The Facts for their feature of Brazosport Center Stages‘ upcoming production of “An Iliad” in today’s newspaper! The show kicks off this Friday, March 19 and wraps next Sunday, March 28. Don’t miss out on seeing the three amazing actors who were triple-cast in this poetic, humorous and inspiring one-man show!

Read the story: https://thefacts.com/…/article_35e4bda8-4c9c-51cb-bd81…… Then get your tickets: https://bcfas.org/live-theater/

An Iliad Auditions

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

Auditions
Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 PM
Monday, September 14 at 7:00 PM
Dow Arena Theater

THE STORY: The show is a modern retelling of Homer’s, The Iliad.  Having traveled across eons, the seemingly immortal “Poet” transforms into mythical characters found in the ancient story of the battle of Troy. Thought-provoking and often humorous, the production examines the horrors of war throughout history alongside poignant commentary on the hopes and dreams of warriors.
CAST NEEDS: The play will be double cast and will be a tour de force for two talented performers (adults only, please; any gender).
Auditions are Saturday, September 12 from 2:00 – 4:30 PM and Monday, September 14 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM, by appointment only. All auditions will take place in the Dow Arena Theater at The Center for the Arts & Science (400 College Blvd., Clute, TX). To schedule an audition appointment, call The Center during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) at 979-265-7661. Further instructions will be given to you when you call. NOTE: The Center offices are closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day but will be open again Tuesday, September 8 at 9:00 AM.
CREW NEEDS: This production also needs volunteers to help with areas of production such as set construction, lights, props, stage crew, and front of house staff. If you are interested, please call The Center at 979-265-7661 during regular business hours and we will send you an email with the sign-up form for you to complete. You may also call/write the director, Susan Moss, using the information below to inform her of your interest in helping make the show a success.
For more information about our safety procedures during this time of  COVID-19, please visit https://bcfas.org/brazosport-center-stages-reopening-guidelines/
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If you have further questions, call director Susan Moss at 979-299-7557 or email her at smoss_26@yahoo.com.
Please consider auditioning for this once-in-a-life-time role in the award-winning, An Iliad!
Hope to see you at The Center!!

An Iliad Auditions

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

Auditions
Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 PM
Monday, September 14 at 7:00 PM
Dow Arena Theater

THE STORY: The show is a modern retelling of Homer’s, The Iliad.  Having traveled across eons, the seemingly immortal “Poet” transforms into mythical characters found in the ancient story of the battle of Troy. Thought-provoking and often humorous, the production examines the horrors of war throughout history alongside poignant commentary on the hopes and dreams of warriors.
CAST NEEDS: The play will be double cast and will be a tour de force for two talented performers (adults only, please; any gender).
Auditions are Saturday, September 12 from 2:00 – 4:30 PM and Monday, September 14 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM, by appointment only. All auditions will take place in the Dow Arena Theater at The Center for the Arts & Science (400 College Blvd., Clute, TX). To schedule an audition appointment, call The Center during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) at 979-265-7661. Further instructions will be given to you when you call. NOTE: The Center offices are closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day but will be open again Tuesday, September 8 at 9:00 AM.
CREW NEEDS: This production also needs volunteers to help with areas of production such as set construction, lights, props, stage crew, and front of house staff. If you are interested, please call The Center at 979-265-7661 during regular business hours and we will send you an email with the sign-up form for you to complete. You may also call/write the director, Susan Moss, using the information below to inform her of your interest in helping make the show a success.
For more information about our safety procedures during this time of  COVID-19, please visit https://bcfas.org/brazosport-center-stages-reopening-guidelines/
________________________________
If you have further questions, call director Susan Moss at 979-299-7557 or email her at smoss_26@yahoo.com.
Please consider auditioning for this once-in-a-life-time role in the award-winning, An Iliad!
Hope to see you at The Center!!