Merch

As you might have already seen, this past week we finally revealed what we have been working on over the past few months: BPM MERCH!

With the help of different members of the group, we have created stickers, a tote bag, a mug, and a pin. Because we haven’t been able to do a cake sale in three semesters now, this is a cool new way for us to help finance our productions. Thus, if you would like to support the BPM and get some awesome memorabilia in return, click here to have a closer look at the items and (pre)order what you desire! You can then come pick up and pay for your items at one of our performances in October. If you can’t come to the performances, we’ll figure out a different solution together, just let us know. Please note that your order is binding.

Preorders for this batch are open until Thursday, 30 September 2021, 24:00.

Exciting Announcements!

Welcome to our snazzy new website! Over the last few days, we have given this space a facelift and we hope you like it as much as we do when you have a little browse-around. Thanks to Noah for all his hard work on this! 🙂 As you may have noticed, it is not just the website that is different, but our logo has changed as well! Last spring, we decided to give it a fresh new look and now the time has finally come to reveal it to the public:

Thanks to Isabel Schmidt for designing the new logo!

Taadaa, here it is!

This redesign-reveal comes hand in hand with another very exciting announcement: We finally have performance dates for The Forest! After a long long time of being stuck in limbo, a 4 month break between rehearsals and a ton of uncertainty in regard to if we’ll even get to perform this play live at all, we are happy to announce that we’ll have five performances in October at the Theatersaal at Campus Irchel! The exact dates are the following:

22. October 2021 at 19:00 (Friday)
23. October 2021 at 19:00 (Saturday)
24. October 2021 at 16:00 (Sunday)
27. October 2021 at 19:00 (Wednesday)
28. October 2021 at 19:00 (Thursday)

Ticket reservations are now open, so go ahead and reserve your tickets here! Please be aware that you will be required to present a valid Covid Certificate and ID upon entry to the performance.

If you’d like to know some more about The Forest, visit the Current Production page and subscribe to our Newsletter!

The poster is designed by Nadia!

Update

Long time no see! Over the past few months, the BPM has of course also been quite affected by current Covid-19 regulations. We were forced to cease meeting in person and continued with doing Zoom rehearsals, just like last spring. As regulations were extended into February, we are unable to do our rehearsal week, which would have taken place this week. Because of this, and also because it is still quite unclear when we will be able to meet in person again, we have decided to postpone our April performances indefinitely.

We’ll keep rehearsing and working on the play and keep you updated on any future developments!

Make sure to follow us on Instagram (@blueprintmasquerades) to get a glimpse at what is going on behind the stage.

2021 Play and Cast & Crew

We’re proud to announce the 2021 play, which is a modern adaption of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, written by two of our own: The Forest!

Over the past few months, Isabel and Carmen have been working tirelessly on their script and now we’re finally holding it in our hands, ready to dive into rehearsals, music composition, set construction and costume sewing! Here’s a first glimpse at the plot of the play:

“Welcome to The Forest, the most innovative adventure resort in the world!” With that, the employees of Duncan Chem, a company that produces poisonous chemicals, are welcomed on their team-building retreat in the wilderness by park manager Hecate Thorne. Expecting nothing but a light-hearted trip to nature with some rather annoying co-workers, the Duncan Chem crew is soon confronted with a tragic turn of events when Richard Duncan, proud owner of the company, is murdered in his sleep.

Are you as excited as we are? Performances will be in April next year!

And now, let us (re)introduce ourselves: This is the crew & cast of The Forest!

Cast

Alexander Macbeth – William Jones
Kate Macbeth – Jelena Taylor Botacio
Rose Macduff – Eliza Eckhart
Claudio Banquo – Fernando Nunes Borba
Aliena Weïrd – Judith Dürig
Celia Weïrd – Pascale Albrecht
Richard Duncan – Alexander Schulz
Emilia Lennox – Naomi Schenkel
Malcolm Duncan – Samuel Anzalone
Nick Porter – Jana Eberle
Hecate – Ladina Mauchle

Crew

Co-Directors – Isabel Schmidt &
Carmen Aeschbacher
Directors’ Assistant – Nima Wermelinger
Producer – Pernille Meier
Producer’s Assistants – Isabel Adarraga &
Jeannine Friedrich
Treasurer – Andrin Albrecht
Treasurer’s Assistant – Ladina Mauchle
Head of Stage – Melina Jobbins
Stage Crew – Gian-Luca Kuoni
Lorena Schnüringer
Anina Widrig &
Laura Schmid
Heads of Marketing – Pascale Albrecht &
Isabelle Koch
Photography – Leticia Peredo
Videography – Sinja Bucher
Graphic Design – Nadia Hofmann
Head of Costume – Lux Katharina Züst
Costume Crew – Wilmari Claasen
Johanna Russ
Ladina Mauchle &
Vera Loistl
Head of Music – Andrin Albrecht
Music Assistant – Cédric Stüssi
Band – Vera Bernhard
Isabel Adarraga &
Julia Bogdan
General Assistant
– Hannah Künzler

Meet & Greet 2020

Are you curious about the BPM? Do you want to audition or join our crew? Are you a theater-fanatic but don’t have a clue what you want?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should definitely come to our annual meet & greet on Wednesday, 23 September, at 7.30pm! In the meeting, you get the chance to get to know the BPM and its current members a bit more, to learn how everything works and how things are structured, and to chat to the different department heads so you can figure out if and what part of the group you want to join!

The current situation won’t allow us to do it in person, so we have decided to hold the meet & greet over Zoom. We will first relay some general info and then split up into breakout rooms so you can talk to individual members of the different departments. The meeting ID is 982 0408 6126 and the password is 573904. Here’s the direct link: https://uzh.zoom.us/j/98204086126…

Generally, we are looking for:
• Actors
• A Director’s Assistant
• Stage Designers
• A costume Assistant
• A Photographer and a videographer
• Musicians
• A Producer’s Assistant
• Light & sound technicians
• A Graphic Designer
• Cake bakers & bar helpers

As always, anyone from UZH or ETH is welcome. No theater experience required! We’re looking forward to meeting you! 🙂

The BPM Newsletter


Introducing… The BPM Newsletter! We finally decided to step up our game and created a proper newsletter for anyone that doesn’t check our social media or website all too often (and for anyone else too, of course!) 😄🎭 It will be sent out 5 times a year, whenever something of importance happened or is about to happen.

Subscribe to it here and spread the word!

Ersti Fair 2020

Listen up, people! Starting tomorrow, 8 September, up until Monday, 14 September, the University of Zurich is hosting virtual Erstsemestrigentage for all the freshers who are starting their studies this upcoming semester. As a part of this virtual experience, VSUZH has organized a virtual Ersti Fair, which the BPM is a part of!

We’ll be live-chatting at our booth on Tuesday, 8 September, from 1pm until 4pm, and on Thursday, 10 September, from 9am until 5pm. We’ll also be hosting an informative Zoom meeting open to everyone on Thursday, 10 September, at 1pm until 3pm. You’ll find the link and password to join at our stand!

Come find our virtual booth at any point during the Erstsemestrigentage 2020, live chat with us, watch our fresher’s introduction video, and join our zoom meeting if you want to know what the BPM is all about!

https://erstsemestrigentage-uzh.expo-ip.com/stand/1113

Harvey Photo Gallery

The Harvey production has come to a close, and we are excited to share some pictures from the play and of the whole rehearsal process! Click here to view the photo gallery and here to watch all Harvey related videos.

This production was wonderful, many new people joined our group, we had a lot of awesome moments and put on a fun and witty comedy together. Of course, we also encountered many obstacles, with a global pandemic raging and an university closing all its building. Nevertheless, we pulled through and made it happen and put on our play in a safe and suitable way, making the production of Harvey especially unforgettable!

We are incredibly grateful for you, our audience, for your great support all throughout this journey! THANK YOU!

Performances Sold Out!

fully booked picture

Thanks to everybody! We are overjoyed to see that all of our performances are sold out. We can’t wait until we can finally show you all the hard work we put into this production (and Havery can’t wait either… 😉 ). Don’t forget your chair!

Trailer

The premiere is only two weeks away and here is our trailer for Harvey! Are you as excited as we are?
There’s still some tickets left for the 8th of July! Reserve here.