From Stage to Screen: ZFF 72

The Blueprint Masquerades, in association with Photographia Salonica (photographia.ch), participated in this year’s ZFF 72. This is a short film competition as part of the Zurich Film Festival, in which teams have 72 hours to plan, shoot and edit a film of no longer than 72 seconds’ length. This year’s topic was “blue”.

After 3 days of hard work, we are happy to present our contribution to the contest: “Chapter One”. It tells the story of a writer who can’t write. She tries, and fails, to approach writing from different angles. To find inspiration, she has to find herself first…

Check out our film and support us by voting for it here!

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Auditions

We are extremely excited about the numerous students who decided to pay us a visit at our Meet & Greet. If you liked what you saw and you’re interested in joining our theater group, you should definitely come to the auditions on October 4th. You can find the link for the application and more information further below. So, if you like acting, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join the Blueprint Masquerades!

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Meet & Greet

A new year at university has started: which means that we at Blueprint Masquerade are preparing for a new production cycle. We’re excited to start another project, which means: new challenges, new ideas but most importantly, new people!

If you have a passion for theater, marketing, photography, acting, stage or costume design, or if you just want to meet old members and potential new ones, you’re welcome to this year’s BPM Meet & Greet.

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A Thank You (with Pictures)

Almost a week has passed since our final performance and we haven’t quite figured out what to do with that much free time yet! 

We wanna use this moment to thank everyone who has helped us to bring Arcadia to life: the cast and crew, our generous sponsors, Heidi from Freistil-Kostümatelier and our dear friend Melanie who created our beautiful costumes, Jeanette who made us look pretty and/or old with her make-up, everyone who volunteered to help us to sell tickets/cakes at the performances or any of our events before, and especially you, dear audience, for coming to our performances and laughing at our jokes! You are the true heroes!

And what better to say thank you than showing you some pictures of what we have created together. The gallery with the pictures of the performances is up. Check out our gallery and relive the best moments of Arcadia! 

See you again next year!*

*meaning: stay tuned for more Arcadia aftermath and other BPM projects

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Time to to get your tickets!

We are happy to tell you that tickets are available now at the Secretary’s Office of the English Department. Tell them if you’re a student to get a discount!

Thanks to our friends from SimplyTheatre, you can also buy tickets online! Go to their website: https://www.simplytheatre.com/online/blueprint and get yourself a shiny online ticket!

Alternatively, you can also make a reservation under tickets@blueprintmasquerades.com and pick them up at the box office at the night of the performance.

On March 14, we’ll have a special ticket and cake sale at the uni main building, where you can grab a ticket and get a piece of cake for free. Stay tuned for more information on that!

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

All the dramatic love we can muster,

THE BPM

Behold, the Arcadia Trailer!

Not sure yet what you’re in for with Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia?
Then check out our trailer fresh off the film wheel! Get to know Thomasina and her antics, Lady Croom’s temper and the many things Hannah has to put with. Now it won’t be long and you can see those darlings in real life!

Only one month left until the performances, and we’re so excited to have you in our audience soon!

Dates announced, costumes fitted, play rehearsed – we’re waiting for you!

Good news, we’re finally ready to announce our performances in a very formal, official fashion, namely in form of a blog post.
Have you been absent from our performances in the years before because you didn’t want stay in the university area after dark? Then we have the solution for you. For the first time ever, we’re having two matinées at 2pm! Come and join us after you just had lunch – what could be better? Or  instead, watch two performances back to back without ever getting out of your seat. The possibilities are endless.

You’ll be able to see the BPM’s Arcadia on the following dates:

Thursday, March 23, 19.30
Friday, March 24, 19.30
Saturday, March 25, 14.00
Saturday, March 25, 19.30
Sunday, March 26, 14.00

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Download the flyer for Arcadia here: PDF

Simply Theatre Promoting Arcadia!

We are excited to announce that the BPM and this year’s production of Arcadia is backed by the phenomenal theater organization Simply Theatre, a top-tier English speaking performing arts training school and children’s theater producing company in Switzerland for the ages from 7 to 17, based in Zurich and Geneva.
Not only do they help promote English theater in Switzerland, but they enrich the children’s lives with the experiences they make during the productions and enchanting performances, and they also help them gain skills in the professional courses they offer and performances they give. And as if that’s not cool enough, this year they decided to support our play Arcadia! Make sure to check them out here