Richard Kalinoski Past News & Updates (12/13 - 09/14)
"My Genius of Humanity" Reading - Fresno State University
Sep 30, 2014
MY GENIUS OF HUMANITY will have a public reading November 22, 2014 at the Theatre Department of Fresno State University. Guest Broadway actress Jacqueline Antaramian will read the lead role of Nina Davidian, a woman who leads her Armenian-American family back to Soviet dominated Armenia from Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1949 as part of a program manipulated by the Stalin led USSR to "repatriate" Armenia.
Ms. Antaramian has several broadway credits, including working with Denzel Washington on JULIUS CAESAR. MY GENIUS OF HUMANITY is scheduled to open as a full production May 1, 2015 at (Division 1) Fresno State University.
Moscow Art Theatre Produces "Beast on the Moon"
Sep 2, 2014
While it may not necessarily be "new" news, Richard is delighted to inform everyone that the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia (formally known as the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre) has been presenting his play, Beast on the Moon, for the last 10 years. This may be one of the longest runs ever for an American play to run at a european theatre. The Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre was founded in 1898 and is one of the most prestigious theatres in Europe. Learn more at their website: http://www.mxat.ru/english/performance/new-stage/monster/ Meanwhile, Beast on the Moon continues its repertory run at Tallinn City Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia. That production originally began in March of 2011.
"The Boy Inside": New Promotion @ University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Aug 18, 2014
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's theatre department has recently released new promotional materials to discuss their lineup for the year, including Mr. Kalinoski's newest play, "The Boy Inside". You can see the brochure below the blog posts, or you can read the excerpt here: The Boy Inside Theatrical Premiere By Richard Kalinoski Directed by Richard Kalinoski Feb. 18–21, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2015, 2 p.m. Head football coach Tony Bartolo is having his best season ever and Ramsey College’s best season in its 98-year history. College President Helene Kingston-Barrows takes a sudden interest in football and shares a profound secret with Bartolo about the future of the college and the football program. The secret leads the fiercely competitive coach to a reckoning about the meaning of football and the meaning of sport itself.
"My Genius of Humanity": Reading @ Fresno State University
Aug 7, 2014
There will be a public reading of MY GENIUS OF HUMANITY at Fresno State University Theatre in November. More information will be revealed as it is known, but this is an exciting opportunity for Richard and fans of his work!
"The Boy Inside" Featured at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Jul 16, 2014
Richard Kalinoski's newest piece, "The Boy Inside," will be holding a special reading at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Here's what they had to say on their site: "THE BOY INSIDE by Richard Kalinoski Monday, OCTOBER 13, 2014 - 7:30 p.m. Director: Leda Hoffmann Featuring: Doug Clemons, Di'Monte Henning, Carrie Hitchcock, Karl Iglesias, Dan Katula, Ryan Schabach, Deborah Staples, Noah Totzke, Tami Workentin The head coach of a college Division III football team is having his best season ever and vying for the national championship. His college president, a distinguished academic, suddenly asks him to stop his frenzied preparations and contemplate the violent implications of the sport which is America's obsession. A series of unexpected clashes follows-where college president and seasoned football coach are led to re-examine their own prejudices and proclivities. Skylight Bar & Bistro (second floor), Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway The reading is Pay-What-You-Can. Seating is first-come, first-served. The Bar & Bistro, operated by Indulge Wine Room, will be open for dinner and refreshments starting at 5:30 on October 13. Patrons can enjoy full bar service and pre-performance dinners . Reservations for full table service are welcomed in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 414.291.3773. No reservations, no problem. Enjoy the full menu by ordering at the counter." For more information, please visit milwaukeechambertheatre.com and support our colleagues!
"Beast on the Moon" at WSU in Massachusetts
Jul 1, 2014
Worcester State University of Massachusetts plans to produce Beast on the Moon in April of 2015. The play has also been produced two other times in Massachusetts--once as a student production at a college, and once at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown (outside of Boston, circa 1998).
"The Boy Inside" - Noah Totzke as "Tony Bartolo" at The Chamber Theatre of Milwaukee
Jun 20, 2014
Mr Kalinoski's new play, THE BOY INSIDE, will feature Noah Totzke in the role of Tony Bartolo (the lead character) when it will have its first professional public reading produced by The Chamber Theatre of Milwaukee on October 13, 2014. Noah is a former student of Richard's, and will join a distinguished Milwaukee based largely Equity cast. Noah has been involved in the early drafts of this play--which was written and developed with the help and sparkling imagination of the late Mark Hallen at Eastern University.
"Beast on the Moon" - Raven Theatre, Chicago: Spring 2015
Jun 4, 2014
Beast on the Moon will be produced next season at the Raven Theatre in Chicago--running from 21 April thru early June, 2015. Beast on the Moon will enter its fourth year in repertory (Sept., 2014) at Tallinn City Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia. A picture gallery can be found on the website of Tallinn City Theatre (tallinna linnateater) under the Estonian title of the play: Koletis Kuu Peal. Please visit http://www.linnateater.ee/ (and remember to enable the English translator).
"My Genius of Humanity" - Fresno State University
May 30, 2014
"My Genius of Humanity" will be read to an invited audience at Fresno State University on June 11, 2014. Playwright Kalinoski will attend this first out-loud reading of the new play. He's excited to bring his work to the talented theatre!
"Beast on the Moon" in Albany, NY
May 30, 2014
Beast on the Moon will be presented in a special four performance series of presentations (rehearsed staged readings) by a community-based free theatre, Theatre Voices, in Albany, New York. This opens October 17, 2014, and it will be directed by Bruce Brown.
"The Boy Inside" and "My Genius of Humanity" Readings
May 19, 2014
May 15, 2014 marked the first public reading of Richard's new play, THE BOY INSIDE. This reading had a rare and unusual venue--the meeting room of the football team of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Professional actors from Milwaukee came up for a day of rehearsal in the football offices followed by a performance at 7:30 PM. A diverse audience of football coaches, football players, university administrators, citizens and university professors was stunned by the impact of the play -- which depicts the crisis inside football and the growing recognition of its dangers as a sport. Addiotionally, Mr. Kalinoski's other new play, MY GENIUS OF HUMANITY will have it's first ever reading at Fresno State University in Fresno, California on June 11, 2015. Jacqueline Antaramian, established Broadway actress and veteran of significant regional theatres in the U.S., will be a member of the cast for the reading. MY GENIUS of HUMANITY is scheduled to premiere at Fresno State on May 1, 2015.
The Boy Inside - Public Reading 5/15
Apr 30, 2014
Mr. Kalinoski's new play, THE BOY INSIDE, will be read publicly on May 15 at 7:30 PM in the football meeting room at Titan Stadium at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. A combination of student alumni and professional actors (some from Milwaukee) will perform in the evening, after an all-day rehearsal of the play--which addresses, in part, the explicit violence of football and its real and/or potential cultural value. Coach Patrick Cerroni and his staff have been supportive of the conversation about football that the play engenders.
Beast on the Moon - 3rd Completed Season in Estonia
Apr 23, 2014
"Beast on the Moon" completes its third season as part of the repertory of the Tallinn City Theatre in Estonia--the play opened in March of 2011 and continues to run in rep with a host of other plays--the only other American play is "WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLFE" by EDWARD ALBEE (having run for at least 11 years). Mr. Kalinoski would like to thank the Tallinn City Theatre for their dedication to his work, and providing it a home in Estonia.
The Boy Inside - Professional Reading
Apr 23, 2014
"The Boy Inside" will be presented as a public professional reading at Chamber Theatre in Milwaukee on October 13 with a fully professional cast. Richard is excited to bring this piece to Chamber Theatre, as this will give a great opportunity to showcase one of his latest pieces!
My Genius of Humanity - A New Kalinoski Piece
Apr 23, 2014
Mr. Kalinoski's first draft of his play, MY GENIUS OF HUMANITY, appears headed for development at Fresno State University, to become part of their 2014-15 season with a planned opening May 1, 2015. The play was commissioned by the Fresno State Theatre department with the idea that the new play would be a feature in an array of activities, honoring the commemorative of the Armenian Genocide (wrought by the Ottoman Turks circa April, 1915).
"The Boy Inside" - New Title for Richard Kalinoski's Newest Play
Jan 5, 2014
Richard Kalinoski's newest play, "The Boy Inside" (previously known as "Habits of Mind") performed a working reading of its completed first draft on Sunday, 29th of December, 2013. There will be a full public reading planned for March in Wisconsin. More details to follow closer to the date!
"Beast on the Moon" for Milwaukee's Top 10 Best Productions
Jan 5, 2014
Beast on the Moon named one of 10 Best Theatre Productions in Milwaukee for 2013 by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Produced at In Tandem Theatre in March of 2013, it was directed by local notable director Mary McDonald Kerr. The last time Beast on the Moon was produced in Milwaukee was in 1997-- when it was also named one of the 10 best for that year. (in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on December 27, 2013)
Habits of Mind - A Reading
Dec 16, 2013
Mr. Kalinoski's current project, working title "Habits of Mind," had a salon, a reading of invited guests in late November, 2013. The reading of the new play, about a college football coach and his university president--was attended by a collection of academics, 5 football coaches and a number of football players. It was a highly charged event. The group was conspicuously riveted.
Raven Theatre in Chicago - Beast on the Moon
Dec 15, 2013
Mr. Kalinoski's often produced play, Beast on the Moon, will be featured as part of the Raven Theatre's main stage season 2014/15 in Chicago. The Raven is a thirty year old established professional theatre--the play is scheduled for an opening in April of 2015 and will run through the beginning of June. Mr. Kalinoski has been invited to take part in activities which will commemorate the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks in 1915--under cover of the first World War.