The Chameleon Village Theatre Company is hosting auditions for
Cope June 25th & June 26th! 7-9PM!
Roles for Men & Women (Playing above the age of 20)
As Haley and her older sibling Shannon are hanging up the pieces in Haley's new art gallery, she realizes something important is missing. After tireless searching without results, tensions rise, confessions surface, blame is thrown and it becomes evident that Haley's frustration is about more than just a lost gift.
The 567 Center for Renewal
533 Cherry Street Macon GA
June 25th & 26th 7-9PM
Welcome to the village.
So, we’re a little ashamed of ourselves. We cannot believe we have yet to introduce the founder of The Chameleon Village Theatre Company! We know. Shame on us. We’ve gotten around to it, and we would like you to meet the face behind the vision. Believe it or not, The Chameleon Village Theatre Company is not operated by a Godzilla sized, rainbow Chameleon. It’s kind of disappointing, we know; but the founder has a vibrant, rainbow-like personality and that counts for something, right?
Meet our Founder
The Chameleon Village was founded by this guy! Well, this gal. Meet the founder, Josy Jones! Quite the theatre enthusiastic, Josy is an actor, director, and playwright who hails from Cleveland, Ohio. Although Josy is not native to Macon, Georgia, she has developed a love for the community and a passion for making Macon the best it can be. Josy has taken her ideology that “Theatre is a catalyst for the stories and voices of the silent” and applied it to her aspirations of giving Macon artists a home for their art to be seen, helping local businesses develop more visibility, and creating a new sense of appreciation for Macon’s underused and underutilized areas. In all of these goals, she believes that Macon has been “silent” long enough and it is time to let its voice be heard loud and clear.
Josy displays a lot of her ideology through writing plays. For many plays, she likes to interview individuals whose voices aren’t being heard. Prior to founding the Chameleon Village,
Josy spent an extensive amount of time interviewing individuals in the Macon area who had been victims of domestic abuse. Those interviews became a full-length play called The Representative that displays the intricately intertwined experiences of victims of domestic abuse and the various struggles they endure. She further involved the community by gathering actors and community members at a local bar for a reading in November of 2014. Some of her other pieces include Irrelevant Notions: A Play about FGC and The Black Commandments (A play about shadeism in the African American community).
When Josy is not doing theatre, you can catch her popping up in various places in Downtown Macon, where she may or may not be dancing shamelessly like a fish out of water.
Brief Summary: Cope is a Chameleon Village Theatre Company premier. As Haley and her older sibling Shannon are hanging up the pieces in Haley’s new art gallery, she realizes something important is missing. After tireless searching without results, tensions rise, confessions surface, blame is thrown and it becomes evident that Haley’s frustration is about more than just a lost gift.
One of the main questions we’ve gotten since our launch has been “Why The Chameleon Village? What is that supposed to mean?”
Allow me to clarify so that we can trot in sync.
WHAT WE DO
We are in the business of using site-specific theatre to help build community, provide a venue for artistic exploration, and contribute to an overall appreciation of Macon’s underutilized scenery.
Yes, it changes colors. Yes, the word “chameleon” is one of those words you let auto-correct handle. Also, some people own them as pets.
None of these points went into the making of the name; nevertheless, we all like fun facts, right?
The chameleon image represents The Chameleon Village Theatre Company’s ability to adapt to our performance spaces and new artistic challenges. Whether it be a new business or an old library, we can adapt to every one.
Village is another way of saying community. One of our main goals as a theatre company is to build connections with artists, businesses, and engage the Macon community. Together, we will remind them why Macon should not be underestimated.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
By keeping up with the blog you have access to Chameleon Village audition announcements, media, workshops, new community partnerships, upcoming events and more!
Lastly, we will periodically post pictures of places in Macon with beauty that have been overlooked. We chose to use one of those images for our first post! It was taken in Downtown Macon at the terminal station during sunset.
It only takes a new perspective to give something worth. Let’s give them something to look at.