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Update!

The ARC program has been quiet for most of this past year due to COVID-19 and done for for the remainder of this year. We will reassess in the summer to determine if we’ll continue on for 2021-2022.

In the meantime, John has been working on new projects behind the scenes targeted for Spring 2022. Stay tuned to our social media for updates, casting calls, and applications!

Join us!

Join us!

If you don’t already, follow us on instagram @aorpresents and facebook www.facebook.com/aorpresents !
Keep Making

Keep Making

We know isolation is difficult and being locked down can be challenging. We hope you can find ways to escape into a book, movie, video game, or conversation with a friend or loved one. And we hope you get the help and support you need if you are struggling at any time. And if you are doing well, check on those in nearby. Take care during this difficult time. There is blue sky behind those clouds.
ARC Awards!

ARC Awards!

We were pleased to present 4 awards on August 1st, 2020 in an online ceremony.

Supporting Player: Owen Carter

Emerging Performers (Junior/Senior): Katie Russell and Gaby Forsey

Leadership: Abby Martin and Samantha Situ

And our most prestigious award, the James D. Boone Award:

Cameron Johnston and Ananya Antony

 

ARC Program update!

ARC Program update!

It’s been a crazy time during the pandemic. As it has for others, things have been delayed by the pandemic and we hope everyone is keeping safe.

We plan to announce our 2019-2020 awards in the next few weeks awarded to members of the ARC program.

We’ll also be accepting new applicants into the program via video submission starting soon after. In person auditions will be available when health guidelines allow.

Stay tuned to our instagram @aorpresents and facebook page for our most recent updates!

Stay healthy and safe! Wear a mask!

Thanks!

Thanks!

Thanks everyone for your support of our productions this year!

Stay tuned for more projects created by John and upcoming projects for the ARC Program.

1984 Tickets!

1984 Tickets!

1984

Big Brother is Watching.

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Fresh off the heels of their fall production of Dracula, AOR Presents George Orwell’s 1984.

This stage adaptation of 1984 is true to the novel in which Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. In a world where surveillance is mandatory and even your very thoughts may be investigated by the Thought Police. This theatrical event is both powerful and disturbingly provocative.

Comrade Winston Smith (Cameron Johnston) works for the Party in the Ministry of Truth where he edits historical records to match the truth of the day on behalf of the Party.  But he has a feeling…Something isn’t right.  When Comrade O’Brien (Gaby Forsey) a senior member of the Party arrives with Comrade Julia (Ananya Antony), Winston’s world get turns upside down.

The state teaches War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength. In a future world where Big Brother is always watching the citizens of Oceania through the Telescreen, how can you be free?

Featuring the many talents of the ARC program: Ananya Antony, Cameron Johnston, Abby Martin, Heather Phillipps, Cole Williams, Katie Russell, Alicia Mason Quinton, Jayla Jacobs, Conor Fagan, Leslie Matsikiti, Mackenzie O’Keefe, Owen Carter, and introducing Gaby Forsey as O’Brien. With choreography by ARC member Samantha Situ Pham and direction by John Rao, this literary classic sheds new light on the dark moments of contemporary society.

Orwell himself once said, “I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive. The moral to be drawn from the dangerous nightmare situation is a simple one: Don’t let it happen. It depends on you.”

Join us for George Orwell’s 1984 this February 28-29, 2020 at the LSPU Hall.

Funds from this performance will support the James D. Boone Memorial Award and the ARC program.
Produced with permission from the Dramatic Publishing Company.

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ARC Program!

ARC Program!

You can now audition to be a part of the ARC program in time for our winter production! Click on the ARC program above!

Thanks!

Thanks!

Thanks to our friends, family, and community for supporting our production of Dracula! Our young performers learned a great deal during this production and were so fortunate to work with the amazing costume designer Tucker Ellis, Fight Choreographer Dylan Brentwood, and actor and our accent coach, Paul Wilson!