Sunday, August 1, 2010

Collaborative Act Studio and Wioncek are puttin' on the ritz!

(Wioncek in the TCAS South Jersey Tour of "Groucho: A Life in Revue")

The Ritz Theatre Company recently announced that Producing Artistic Director, Ted Wioncek III and his critically acclaimed theatre company, The Collaborative Act Studio (TCAS), will join forces with The Ritz Theatre in Haddon Township, NJ.  Ted will become the Associate Producing Artistic Director of The Ritz Theatre and TCAS will play a vital role in its effort to provide daring and edgy works in addition to The Ritz Theatre’s theatrical landscape. 

“We are very proud to be able to give The Collaborative Act Studio a new home and I am sure our association with TCAS will enrich our organization and give us new and exciting offerings to pass on to our patrons and audiences. We are all looking forward to the synergy this partnership will create." said Bruce A. Curless, Producing Artistic Director of The Ritz Theatre.

The group will be transferring their production of  GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE to the Ritz Theater Co.  on August 20 & 21 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. 

Founded in 2007, by Ted Wioncek III, TCAS burst onto the Southern New Jersey theatre scene with its critically acclaimed production of William Inge’s Splendor in the Grass. The Collaborative Act Studio has since taken several of their productions on tour throughout the tri-state area, including The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) & GROUCHO: A Life In Revue. TCAS was recently honored with a New Jersey Association of Community Theatre (NJACT) Perry Award.  TCAS was nominated for a total of eight Perry Awards.

Wioncek was recently profiled in a “People to Watch” interview in SJ Magazine. Ted, a member of Actor’s Equity Association, is currently performing in Burt & Me at Act II Playhouse and Beauty and the Beast at Storybook Musical Theatre. Ted has performed at many area professional theatres including The Walnut Street Theatre, The Wilma Theatre, Act II Playhouse, and The Montgomery Theatre.

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