Volunteer for Ritual Art Troupe

Ritual Art Troupe is seeking volunteers in San Francisco, California, Portland, Oregon, and just about anywhere for some types of volunteering. Email us to let us know you want to volunteer. (You can also donate funds or donate food, materials, or equipment.)

San Francisco Volunteer Opportunities

For Theatre Makers project:

  • Actors
  • Playwrights
  • Directors
  • Set designers
  • Costume designers
  • Prop makers
  • Sound engineers
  • Lighting designers
  • Stage managers
  • Stage hands
  • Transport and logistics
  • Video designers / videographers / photographers
  • Casting directors
  • Producers
  • Sign Language Interpreters (ASL)
  • Poets, Musicians, Composers, and Conductors
  • Dancers and Choreographers
  • Publicist
  • Program design, layout, and printing

Portland Volunteer Opportunities

  • Coming soon…

Anywhere Volunteer Opportunities

  • Fundraiser to research, write, and follow up on grant requests to foundations and other groups
  • Blogger to update website with the latest news

Orchestra of the Moon and Breedlove Puppet Theatre perform together for the first time

The charming town of Sherwood, Oregon, has for 62 years been the home of a civic celebration called Robin Hood Days.

On July 15th of this year, it also became to host to Orchestra of the Moon and the Breedlove Puppet Theatre, and the first-time collaboration of those two groups.

The band and the theatre joined forces for a production of “The Wicked Sacristan,” in which the orchestra played all the musical cues for the play.

This joining of musical and dramatic forces was the original concept of the puppet theatre, and many audience members commented on the “magical” quality that the large musical ensemble added to the play.

Notable, too,  was the contribution of Emma Rose, newest addition to the Breedlove Puppet Theatre, whose performance in the roles of Ydoin and the Miller were marvelled at by all, and whose general contributions to the smooth flow of the shows are unable to be expressed adequately here.  Many thanks!

And while thanks are being handed out, let’s also acknowledge Ben Neubauer for many contributions that day.

Great work, everyone, and

Ritual Art Troupe Board Meeting on March 2, 2018

The Ritual Art Troupe held a board meeting at 10:00am on March 2, 2018, with Board Meeting Minutes here.

Current members of the RAT board are Mark Alburger, Jacob Breedlove, and Stardust Doherty.

The organization is actively seeking new board members.

The agenda for the board meeting was as follows:

Official Business

  • Call to Order and Introductions
  • Quorum Check
  • Review and Approve Agenda
  • Review and Approve Prior Board Meeting Minutes
  • Project Review (brief)
  • Finances (Banking, Past and Planned Donations/Grants and Expenses)
  • Board Recruitment
  • Other Official Business
  • Next Board Meeting
  • Adjourn

Ritual Art Troupe Board Meeting on September 1, 2017

The Ritual Art Troupe held a board meeting at 11:00am on September 1, 2017, with Board Meeting Minutes here.

Current members of the RAT board are Mark Alburger, Jacob Breedlove, and Stardust Doherty.

The organization is actively seeking new board members.

The agenda for the board meeting was as follows:

Official Business

  • Call to Order and Introductions
  • Quorum Check
  • Review and Approve Agenda
  • Review and Approve Prior Board Meeting Minutes
  • Project Review (brief)
  • Finances (Banking, Past and Planned Donations/Grants and Expenses)
  • Board Recruitment
  • Other Official Business
  • Next Board Meeting
  • Adjourn

Ritual Art Troupe Board Meeting on March 3, 2017

The Ritual Art Troupe held a board meeting at 11:00am on March 3, 2017, with Board Meeting Minutes for March 3, 2017.

Current members of the RAT board are Mark Alburger, Jacob Breedlove, and Stardust Doherty.

The organization is actively seeking new board members.

The agenda for the board meeting was as follows:

Official Business

  • Call to Order and Introductions
  • Quorum Check
  • Review and Approve Agenda
  • Review and Approve Prior Board Meeting Minutes
  • Project Review (brief)
  • Finances (Banking, Past and Planned Donations/Grants and Expenses)
  • Board Recruitment
  • Other Official Business
  • Next Board Meeting
  • Adjourn

Informal Discussion

  • Detailed Projects Discussion
  • Website
  • Donation Capability (Credit Cards, Online)
  • Contact / Email List
  • Other Items as Time Permits

Rag on a Stick Theatre completes the Camlann Festival Season

Puppeteers and musicians of the Rag on a Stick Theatre (Jacob Breedlove, Puppeteer, Aage Nielson and Laura Kuhlman, Musicians) were pleased to perform at the final festival of the summer season, September 24 and 25, 2016, in Carnation, Washington.

They performed the play “Why the Sea is Salt”, and also several sets of medieval music, to general acclaim.

Jacob Breedlove is now at work on another puppet play, an adaptation of the 15th century play “Everyman”.

Orchestra of the Moon plays at Laurelhurst Park

On the June 21st Orchestra of the Moon helped Portlanders celebrate the Solstice by playing a program of Medieval music in Laurelhurst Park.

We were the opening act at that location, of what was a city-wide and truly world-wide music-making event:  Make Music Day.

Begun in France, in the eighties, (so I have been told), the day is an effort to get music played all over town, especially by groups which might not otherwise perform frequently.

 

IMG_20160621_122949354

Ritual Art Troupe Board Meeting on September 30, 2016

The Ritual Art Troupe held a board meeting at 11:00am on September 30, 2016, with Board Meeting Minutes for September 30, 2016.

Current members of the RAT board are Mark Alburger, Jacob Breedlove, and Stardust Doherty.

The organization is actively seeking new board members.

The agenda for the board meeting was as follows:

Official Business

  • Call to Order and Introductions
  • Quorum Check
  • Review and Approve Agenda
  • Review and Approve Prior Board Meeting Minutes
  • Project Review (brief)
  • Finances (Banking, Past and Planned Donations/Grants and Expenses)
  • Board Recruitment
  • Other Official Business
  • Next Board Meeting
  • Adjourn

Informal Discussion

  • Detailed Projects Discussion
  • Website
  • Donation Capability (Credit Cards, Online)
  • Contact / Email List
  • Other Items as Time Permits

Progress photos of the head for the new bass rebec by Chris Davies

Here as promised are a few pictures of my progress on carving the head for the peghead of the bass rebec made for Orchestra of the Moon by Portland Luthier, Christopher Davies.  (My arrangement with Chris was that I would be the one to carve the head.)

The wood for the head is pear.  My inspiration came from some Romanesque sculptures I’ve admired for years.  This is my first attempt at carving a head for an instrument.

20160514_205311

20160606_122946

20160606_122956

20160606_123101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the head on the instrument awaiting finish:

IMG_7777

IMG_7775

IMG_7782

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will post pictures when i have a chance to put the finish on the head.