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Disney Performers With Quad-Cities Ties Still Not Working in Florida

September 10th, 2020

Though the Actors’ Equity Association reached an agreement with Walt Disney World last month regarding Covid-19 testing, performers Nathan and Whitney Meyer still have not been called back to work. Disney and Equity were in discussions over the testing of cast members (as Disney employees are called) since late June; the four Orlando-area theme parks reopened to the public in mid-July. “We have been consistent that testing is an important part of ensuring a safe workplace for Equity performers, and today, I’m pleased to see that Disney World has agreed,” Kate Shindle, president of... Read More

Almost 2,500 Sign Petition Protesting Possible Theater Cuts at St. Ambrose

September 3rd, 2020

Less than a week after it was posted on Change.org, roughly 2,500 people have a signed a petition protesting potential removal of the theater major at St. Ambrose University, Davenport. The petition to the Board of Trustees says that due to economic concerns, the private SAU is considering eliminating the theater major and converting it to a minor. “Removing the theatre major will rob many students of opportunities to take classes that will help them to develop and hone essential skills within and outside of the theatre world,” says the page, started Aug. 28 by SAU student Erika Seabloom. Ambrose... Read More

Local Performers, Actors And Theater Groups Are Invited To The QuadCities.com Virtual Cabaret!

August 22nd, 2020

Are you a local performer, theatrical actor, theater, or arts organization? We’re looking to provide you a virtual stage on the QuadCities.com site and social media! With covid rampaging, we know it’s a crazy time and we want to showcase your organization. No one can come to you but that doesn’t mean you can’t come to them. Along those lines, we’re producing a Virtual Cabaret called The Show Must Go On(line) and we want you to be part of it! The “live” event will air on our Facebook page on Friday, August 28 at 7 p.m. Submissions are due Sunday, August 23 by 7 p.m. Use WeTransfer... Read More

$1 Producer Project Presenting Home-Based “Lonely Planet” Livestream

August 18th, 2020

Many people have gotten used to working from home during the seemingly endless period of quarantine. Anthony Natarelli is even bringing theater and improv comedy to his home. The irrepressible 26-year-old Rock Islander, who lives in an apartment above the Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., livestreamed an improv show there June 27, and later this month will act in a two-man play to be shown online as part of his $1 Producer Project. “We’re keeping it small casts,” Natarelli said recently. “The highest number of people that will ever be in here will be five people in the entire apartment.... Read More

Quad-Cities Artists Win Several Iowa Film Awards

August 13th, 2020

Several Quad-Cities artists were honored this past weekend with awards at the 29th-annual Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA) award ceremony. Due to Covid-19, the Aug. 8 event was held online this year. The IMPA recognized outstanding creative and technical achievement in Iowa’s moving image production industry, in all its forms. “Sons & Daughters of Thunder,” a docudrama produced by Moline-based Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, received seven awards, out of eight IMPA nominations. It won five top Awards of Excellence: Best Live Action Entertainment — Long Form... Read More

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