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Jovan Martinez and Amy Guerin in Going Dark by Elizabeth Keel, February 2014

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Jovan Martinez and Amy Guerin in Going Dark by Elizabeth Keel, February 2014

Jovan Martinez and Amy Guerin in Going Dark by Elizabeth Keel, February 2014

The first professional ensemble theatre company in the Brazos Valley, This Is Water Theatre, has announced new educational opportunities and auditions, along with its Spring/Summer 2016 lineup of performances.

“Next Level Acting” is divided into teen and adult classes, and runs a total of 16 hours over eight weekends. They will offer a solid foundation of self-awareness, confidence, and techniques developed by several master teachers, including Konstantin Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen, and Sanford Meisner. Cost per student is $200.

The “Improv Studio” is a weekly class, requiring no upfront commitment, and is an opportunity to learn about improvisational acting. Classes are open to all teens and adults, and will take place weekly on Sunday evenings from 5-6:30pm.

April 20-23 and 27-30, the company will present “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom” by Jennifer Haley and directed by Seth Johnson. Set in a suburban subdivision with identical houses, the play tells the story of parents who find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize fear has a life of its own. Patrons should be aware the show contains intense mature themes and strong language.

In late June and early July, This Is Water Theatre will present the Southwest Premiere of “The Man in Her Dreams,” by Katherine Glover, directed by Andrew Roblyer. Megan Shepard is positive Jabari Woods is the man who assaulted her and left her for dead in a local park. Nikki Woods knows her husband was home with his family the entire time. Gloria Woods knows only that she wants her son out of prison. “The Man in Her Dreams” is a play about memory, justice, and living with a loved one behind bars.

Tickets for all This Is Water Theater productions can be purchased online for a minimum of $5, or reserved through e-mail,, or by calling (979) 574-9364.

Auditions for men, ages 18-50, will be held on March 5, from 4-6pm. This Is Water Theatre is looking to fill one role in “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,” and asks all actors to prepare a one minute contemporary monologue and a one minute movement piece (dance, monologue, etc). Registration is required online.

For more information, to purchase tickets, register for classes, or sign up for auditions, visit