Thoroughly risque, but no private parts (we weep) Rogue Machine Theatre Los Angeles is pulling out all the stops and apparently all of its clothes OFF in order to raise money for the company. All of the proceeds in this “totally-better-than-a-Kickstarter” campaign will go towards new lighting and sound equipment for the non-profit theatre company. The 2015 calendar is called The Bard Laid Bare by Rogue Machine Theatre, featuring notable deaths and battles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays, as portrayed by nude associates of Rogue Machine.
Click this link to purchase the calendar now and get more info!
“I’m not a huge fan of taking my clothes off for strangers. In fact, this is a first. I did this because Rogue Machine has shown me time and time again that diving off the edge without knowing what is on the other side is truly the most ambitious and rewarding way to tell stories.” -Justin Okin, Brutus in Julius Caesar
(Really dude? Cause, we’re just fine with that!)
“I’ve been raising money for Rogue Machine since its inception. Pose for the nude calendar? With a body like this at 66, it takes very little encouragement to get me naked.” -Penny Orloff, The Witches in Macbeth
(The girls are always WAY MORE FIERCE! — LADY MACBETH – need we say more?)
“I agreed to do this calendar because what better way to make it in Hollywood than to show a little skin.” – Burt Grinstead, Hamlet in Hamlet.
(Burt’s got the right idea! Can we get that in person too? lol )
Keep up-to-date with them: http://www.roguemachinetheater.com
JACOB JONAS THE COMPANY is premiering its first full-length work, In A Room On Broad St., in Los Angeles co-presented with Highways, a non-profit performance space, located at 1651 18 Street in Santa Monica on Friday, July 25th & Saturday, July 26th 8:30PM.
Tickets are $25 and are available by going to http://www.highwaysperformance.org or calling 310-315-1459.
In A Room On Broad St. is Jacob Jonas’s view on society’s competitive nature; how it hurts relationships, creates our work ethic, and brings certain qualities out of each individual including balance, patience and strength.
Jacob Jonas The Company (JJTC) explores the relationship of man vs. self, man vs. man, man vs. society, and man vs. time while combining the techniques of breakdancing, contemporary ballet, and circus arts.
This is a world premiere opening in Los Angeles first, then heads to New York City at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in August.
In August 2013, Jacob united a group of dancers from across the country to participate in the Capezio ACE Awards (Award for Choreographic Excellence). The Capezio ACE Awards is an international choreography competition held in New York City where over 500 of the best choreographers submit and only 16 are chosen to perform. Out of the 16, Jacob placed third. And from that experience, Jacob Jonas The Company was born.
Get a peak at the work here:
The artists in Jacob Jonas The Company are alumni from the most prestigious companies such as Cirque Du Soliel, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Diavolo Dance Theater, and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre and have been seen on television and film including: The MTV Movie Awards, The Emmys, Jimmy Kimmel Live, You Got Served, So You Think You Can Dance, and in commercials for Nike, Coke, and iPod. They also worked with such artists as Beyonce, Rhianna, Justin Timberlake, Shakira and Eminem to name a few.
Jacob has gained support by the likes of Donald Byrd, a Bessie award winner, choreographer of Broadway’s “The Color Purple” and Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theater; Jacque Hiem, Artistic Director of Diavolo Dance Theater and choreographer of Cirque du Soliel’s “Ka;” Paula Abdul, and Daniel Ezralow, choreographer of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremonies and Sony Picture’s “Across the Universe.”
Jacob Jonas The Company is a Los Angeles based creative company that specializes in dance, production, and arts education. JJTC is committed to building a community of like- minded collaborative artists that will push creative thinking and produce emotionally charged work with the intensions to encourage and not compete.
For more information, visit www.JacobJonas.com