Do you like improv?
The Cham Villa is now looking for individuals interested in joining our newest initiative; forming an improv troupe. If you’re interested, please contact us! We would love to have you!
Welcome to the village.
Welcome back villagers!
Throughout the month of September, The Chameleon Village is performing a pop-up advertisement for The Lost Keys Literary Festival. The Lost Keys Literary Festival (try saying that quickly 15 times) is a a local organization that strives to give literature and writing “a strong presence in local arts”. On October 2nd and 3rd, The Lost Keys Literary Festival will have a series of workshops, readings, panel discussions and more! Check out their website and come out to support. If you don’t, these freaky figures in black will be popping up throughout downtown Macon to find you…MUWHAHAHAHAHA!
Photo Credit: Mark Thompson
Calling all villagers! I say, calling all villagers!
One of the goals of The Chameleon Village Theatre Company is to give local artists a place to showcase and cultivate their talent. Therefore, we would like to extend a call to Middle Georgia artists to sign up for the artist roster. Whether you are a dancer, musician, poet, singer, actor, creative writer, makeup artist, etc., when we are in need of your specific skill(s), we will be able to send an announcement directly to you! We want to make sure you are included in the artistic process so you have a chance use your talents! Please email the information below to TheChameleonVillage@gmail.com.
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Happy Tuesday and welcome to the village!
Cope came and went. We appreciate each and every person who showed up to support us. For those who wanted to be there, we appreciate your kind words and thoughts. We were glad to have brought so many Maconites together to experience art and theatre, even if it was only for a short amount of time. It was a beautiful moment and the community received us with open arms.
Thank you to The 567 Center for Renewal for allowing us to partner with them for this premier piece. Thank you to the Macon Arts Alliance for helping us immerse ourselves in the arts community. Thank you to the Knight Foundation for a blog post covering our mission.
THANK YOU TO OUR CAST AND CREW FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND TALENT!
THANK YOU MACON FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT.
ON TO THE NEXT ONE.
Our next piece will be with The Lost Keys Festival. Stay tuned and welcome to the village, Macon.
If you missed it, feel free to check out pictures from the show taken by Ryan Alexander.
Check out the press release for The Chameleon Village’s premier piece, Cope! It’s free. It’s on First Friday in August. You should come out and support local art. Why support local art? Support local art because it is one of the vital building blocks for a healthy community. See you August 7th!
The Chameleon Village and The 567 Bring Site-Specific Theatre to Macon
Macon, GA — Two Macon art organizations, The 567 Center for Renewal and The Chameleon Village Theatre Company, have come together to bring site-specific theatre to downtown Macon. On August 7, 2015, The 567 will host The Chameleon Village’s premier piece, Cope, during its First Friday exhibit opening.
This event is the official launch of The Chameleon Village. The mission of the fledging theatre company is to use site-specific theatre to bring new appreciation to underused areas, create a venue for collaboration between local artists and businesses, and provide an outlet for local talent. By teaming up, The Chameleon Village and The 567 hope to spark new interests in the arts community…Read more.
Hey there Villagers!
As we enter out third week of rehearsal, we want to take a moment to thank the wonderful individuals who are making our premier piece Cope possible. Congratulations to the cast of Cope! Each of these women come from different theatrical backgrounds, but they are bringing a sense of joy and family to the rehearsal process. You will forever be the cast of the first show from The Chameleon Village and we will forever be grateful to have had this experience with you. Welcome to the village, ladies.
Synopsis: 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.
Thanks for keeping up with us! We will see you on the 7th of August! Posters and press release underway!
-The Chameleon Village
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) Synopsis 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. Where The 567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry Street Macon GA When June 25th & 26th 7-9PM Questions?CONTACT US! TheChameleonVillage@gmail.com Welcome to the village.
Hey there Villagers!
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.
Visit her website www.JosyJones.com for more about her and her work
Also feel free to follow her on social media:
Stay beautiful and thank you for being a part of the village.
Don’t forget to sign up for auditions on the 25th & 26th!
Today’s image came from east Macon. It was tweeted a few days ago,
but it deserves a full post because it really summaries the main principle
needed in Macon, love. Love is at the heart of The Chameleon Village Theatre Company’s
mission. Yes, we are a site-specific theatre company, but our vision is much larger than
that. We want Macon to appreciate its talent, its beauty and its growth.
It’s significant that this image came from east Macon, because east Macon is one
of those places that seems to have been forgotten or written off. It’s as if the person
who made it was saying “Love is needed here too. Don’t forget about us”.
This piece is in a place that is underused, underutilized and under-appreciated.
It’s time to take a closer look at what Macon has to offer. It’s time to take a look at
the hidden beauty of this great city. It’s time to open our eyes and see not only
the places that are blossoming, but those places that need love.
Do you agree?
Welcome to the village.
Stay tuned as we turn this city’s under-appreciated landscape into an artistic masterpiece.