SPONTANEOUSSMATTERING X

THE SMATTERING​

It's back! The craziest night of scripted theatre you have ever experienced is back to not only entertain but, as always, to raise funds and do some good in our community!

 

On Saturday, June 17th, your free shot will be waiting for you at the door and the combined efforts of over 50 people will be on display in a completely random and raucous night of theatre not suitable for all ages.

The Lowdown:

 

At 7PM on Friday, June 16th, the writers will meet and randomly select their actors, get their other parameters and endeavor (sober or not) to write a presentable short play. They arrive back at the theater on Saturday, June 17th, scripts in hand at 8AM to hand off to the directors and casts who have until 7PM to run around and rehearse, find props and costumes and be amazing for two performances that very night - one at 7PM and one at 9:45PM. YES, IT'S ONE NIGHT ONLY - SATURDAY JUNE 17TH!

This will be at our new home at

The Beacon Theatre (formerly the Frenetic Theatre)

5102 Navigation Blvd.

Houston, Texas 77011

And as always you - the audience - will get to vote on awards such as Best Use of Genre, Best Use of Prop and the coveted "Best In Show"!

Tickets: Only $20 and all the money will go to a special cause.

The Participants (subject to change):

WRITERS: Conor Farrell, Nicholas Garelick, Elizabeth Grant, Bryan Maynard, Nick Pinelli, Alison Scott, Kris Thompson and Michael Weems

DIRECTORS: Lindsay Boyd, Steve Carpentier, Malinda Cone, Erica Chmielewski, Jay Menchaca, Milo Michel, Eddie Rodriguez, Aimee Small and Mark Stanley

ACTORS: Kacie Adams, Mary Andrechik, Jada August, Cameron Banks, Steve Brown, John Carraro, Sophia Carraro, Caprice Carter, Billy Chmielewski, LeeAnne Denny, Sam Denomy, Ty Fisher, Brit Garcia, Jonathan Gonzalez, Jenny Grabowski, Bailey Hampton, Cheramie Howe, Melissa Huckabay, Andraes Hunt, Bryan Kaplun, Stephanie Kelso, Sundi Lee, Kim McMillen, Jonathan Moonen, Megan Nix, Cindy Lou Parker, Michael Raabe, Troy Rice, Katherine Rinaldi, Helen Rios, Jason Rivas, CarrieLee Sparks, Jason Tull, Cylis Wilson, Whitney Zangarine and Lance Zierlein

Artistic Director - Christine Weems
Stage Manager - Kelsey Finstad
Josh T. Baker - Josh T. Baker

For reservations: info@conemanrunning.com

THE CAUSE

Teachers have to spend their own money every year in order to help decorate their classrooms and purchase school supplies.  Most of these costs are not reimbursed and although they do get a tax credit, they still almost always spend more than that. It's not fair considering everything they do for our children and how much they get paid.

The Huffington Post has an illuminating article about how teachers are having to spend too much on their classrooms.

 

So, we want to do something about it.  

 

Houston-area teachers are invited to register their name for our Smattering X Teacher Giveaway. Registration will close at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 16th.  From that pool of teachers, we will select 10 at random during the night of the Smattering and we will divide all ticket sales and donated school supplies 10 ways and give it to them!  It is the least we can do to give back to those that have given so much to our children.

 

We sincerely hope you can join us for this crazy fun event that is for a crazy good cause!

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Saturday June 17, 2017

7PM and 9:45PM

The Beacon Theatre (our new home!)

5102 Navigation Blvd.

Houston, TX 77011

Tickets: $20

All ticket sales will benefit local area teachers!

SMATTERING X RESULTS:

BEST USE OF GENRE:
The Magnificent Olympic Games by Kris Thompson
Directed by Erica Chmielewski
Starring: Kacie Adams, Mary Andrechik, Cameron Banks
and Seth Cunningham
Genre: Sports - (Competitive love making? Really???)

BEST USE OF FLASHBACK:
Don’t Shoot the Animals by Nick Pinelli
Directed by Aimee Small
Starring: Kim McMillen, Helen Rios, Jason Jonathan Rivas
and CarrieLee Sparks

BEST CORRECTION OF A PERCEIVED WRONG:
Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Human Rights by Alison Scott
Directed by Mark Stanley
Starring: Andraes Hunt, Sundi Lee, MaryAnna Nagorski and Cindy Lou Parker

BEST PICK UP LINE:
I Am Trying to Steal Your Heart or Kali Maaaaaa! 
by Michael Weems
Directed by Jay Menchaca
Starring: Erin Connally, Sam Denomy, Megan Nix
and Whitney Zangarine

BEST USE OF PROP - BEACHBALL:
I Am Trying to Steal Your Heart or Kali Maaaaaa! 
by Michael Weems
Directed by Jay Menchaca
Starring: Erin Connally, Sam Denomy, Megan Nix
and Whitney Zangarine

CAST THAT LOOKED LIKE THEY HAD THE MOST FUN:
Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Human Rights by Alison Scott
Directed by Mark Stanley
Starring: Andraes Hunt, Sundi Lee, MaryAnna Nagorski and Cindy Lou Parker

BEST SCRIPT:
Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Human Rights by Alison Scott
Directed by Mark Stanley
Starring: Andraes Hunt, Sundi Lee, MaryAnna Nagorski and Cindy Lou Parker

BEST ACTOR: 
Bryan Kaplun in
Raunch, a Fairy Tale

BEST ACTRESS:
Cindy Lou Parker in
Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Human Rights

BEST IN SHOW:
Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Human Rights by Alison Scott
Directed by Mark Stanley
Starring: Andraes Hunt, Sundi Lee, MaryAnna Nagorski and Cindy Lou Parker

But the biggest winner were the teachers! We raised $3K in one night and a whole boatload of donated school supplies from pens and pencils to reams of paper and trifolds!

The following educators will each be receiving a $300 check and a big bagful of school supplies:

Sheri Shoemake (Lake Olympia Middle School)
Cassie Randall (Academy of Choice)
Chervondria Ferrell (Hamilton Elementary)
Jacquelyn Johnson (Alief Taylor High School)
Stacie Henley (Cy-Fair ISD - Elementary)
Cindy Stoker (Cy-Fair ISD - High School)
Kelly Strahl (Broadway Elementary)
Becca Rogers (Greenleaf Elementary)
Ramiro Juarez (Cristo Rey Jesuit College Prep)
Cindy Dale (Ortiz Middle School)

Thank you all for coming out to our first show in the Beacon Theatre and for making our 10th Smattering a success!!!

 

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