Arches, Light and Balance, 2016 RAW Festival

Auditions

Ross Alternative Works holds open auditions for their productions six to seven weeks ahead of the production. Ross Valley Players two mini festivals per season, one in the fall and one in the spring. RAW is a great way to get involved on the RVP stage, and a wonderful way to work with new, often never-before-seen material. Audition notices for Ross Alternative Work productions will be posted on the general audition page.

Upcoming Auditions

Script Submissions

Script Submission Info

Ross Alternative Works (RAW) Purpose of Ross Alternative Works 
Ross Valley Alternative Works (RAW) is dedicated to the staging and production of original, provocative and exciting new works by Bay Area playwrights. We tap into the vast pool of local creative theatre artists to provide high quality technical and production values. This approach has brought visibility and acclaim to those who might never have had the opportunity otherwise. Each season, RAW presents a full-length production, which may include two-act plays or short works selected for quality and originality. A moderated discussion with the writers follows each program, encouraging constructive feedback, criticism and ideas to the benefit of writers and audience alike.

History of Ross Alternative Works
The Ross Valley Players has a long history of supporting original theatrical work. In the 1930s, members submitted scripts for competition with the winners being presented at the annual membership meetings. The 1950s saw staged readings and in the 1980s RAT (Ross Alternative Theatre) presented both readings and full productions of plays by local playwrights. In 2000, the idea of reading new scripts was revived as a membership perk and in 2004, RAW (Ross Alternative Works) was formed. It began in conjunction with HAVEN. In the 1990s, late actor/director Ben Dickson spearheaded HAVEN to facilitate theatre artists practicing their craft in a non-critical, open and creative atmosphere; a safe haven.

Ross Alternative Works continued in that spirit, at first presenting a series of staged readings and eventually moving toward more fully realized, black box productions. The new format of two mini festivals per season began with RVP’s 80th consecutive season. We are moving to one full-length Spring 2016 production for our 86th Season.

Media Contact Tinka Ross, Producer 415-456-9555 ext. 3 Email

RAW Festival 2018

Ross Alternative Works & The Mountain Play present a Musical Reading of

Swiss Family Robinson

A Musical Adventure
Book, Music and Lyrics by JOHN KENNEDY
Directed by JAY MANLEY

 
Originally presented by the New York Musical Festival
Dan Markley, Executive Director

 Swiss Family Robinson was a selection of the New York Musical Festival’s 2013 Next Link Project

Oct 7 & 14, 2018
7:30 PM

2 nights only! – Musical Reading
Talk back with the playwright/composer & director following each reading
Tickets available at here! ($20 + $1.50 order fee)

This classic adventure comes to life in a magical new musical tale. Filled with hilarious hijinks, the hope of rescue and the bloom of romance, this fresh new musical tells a tale of how the winds of fate can lead you to find your destiny.

RAW/Ross Valley Players is thrilled to be working with our friends at the Mountain Play
It’s our first artistic collaboration since 1935!

 

Ross Valley Alternative Works (RAW) is dedicated to the staging and production of original, provocative and exciting new works by Bay Area playwrights. We tap into the vast pool of local creative theatre artists to provide high quality technical and production values. This approach has brought visibility and acclaim to those who might never have had the opportunity otherwise. Each season, RAW presents a full-length production, which may include two-act plays or short works selected for quality and originality. A moderated discussion with the writers follows each program, encouraging constructive feedback, criticism and ideas to the benefit of writers and audience alike. www.RossValleyPlayers.com