TransActors

Events Calendar

August

16Public performance, Transactors Improv: for Families!, The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro (6 p.m.). Admission: $10 general; $8 seniors, $6 students and ArtsCenter Friends. Visit The ArtsCenter or call (919) 929-2787 for tickets, more information, and directions.

Paper, Pencils, and the Playground--It’s Time for School! is a 45-minute performance featuring short improvised scenes based on audience suggestions. The content is appropriate for children (K-8), adults, and adults who act like children. The cast includes Bart Hubbard, director Steven Warnock, and Jane Allen Wilson.

Audience member Jen writes, "Shane has officially caught the improv bug. He surprised me by volunteering to go up on stage at the Transactors for Families show this evening. All the way home, he said he wants to do more improv and that he loved it."

25Private performance, Duke University Theater Studies Department orientation, Durham

30Private party, Durham

September

13Public performance, Transactors Improv: for Families!, The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro (6 p.m.). Admission: $10 general; $8 seniors, $6 students and ArtsCenter Friends. Visit The ArtsCenter or call (919) 929-2787 for tickets, more information, and directions.

Transactors presents Talents, Hobbies, and Time-Wasters: Showing Off! This 45-minute fully improvised show based on audience suggestions is about special talents, from singing to spelling to playing video games. The content is appropriate for children (K-8), adults, and adults who act like children.

Audience member Jen writes, “Shane has officially caught the improv bug. He surprised me by volunteering to go up on stage at the Transactors for Families show this evening. All the way home, he said he wants to do more improv and that he loved it.”

The cast is director Anoo Brod, Bart Hubbard, and Dan Sipp.

20Public performance, Ray's Diner, Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Rd, Durham, (8 p.m.). Admission: $15 general; $10 student/senior. Advance tickets are available exclusively at Brown Paper Tickets. Please note we cannot accommodate late seating at this show!

Ray’s Diner sits on a two-lane highway just outside a small southern town. A few years after the diner opened in 1972, an Interstate highway bypassed the town. Yet Ray’s persists, a haven for hungry souls: regulars and random passersby, truckers and drifters, businesspeople and families on vacation.

The diner, one long room with booths and a counter with fixed stools, is clean but hasn’t been renovated since it opened its doors. The town may be small but Ray’s is a gateway to a larger world.

Transactors Improv serves up Ray’s Diner, a long-form spontaneous theater piece conceived and directed by company member Steven Warnock. Joining Warnock in the cast will be Anoo Brod, Greg Hohn, Bart Hubbard, Steve Scott, and guests Shay Hall, Juliet Kaplan, and Rachel Klem.

25Public fundraiser performance, East Carolina University, Greenville (7 p.m.). Visit ECU Performing Arts for tickets and more information. Performance is preceded by improv workshops for county high-school drama students.

October

25Public performance, The Scary Show, featuring music by Killer Filler, The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro (8 p.m.). Admission: $15 general; $12 seniors, $10 students and ArtsCenter Friends. Visit The ArtsCenter or call (919) 929-2787 for tickets, more information, and directions.