theatre http://wamc.org en American Idiot's Dan Tracy Brings Angst To Albany http://wamc.org/post/american-idiots-dan-tracy-brings-angst-albany <p>A tale of youth disaffection amid domestic challenges and international strife in the Bush years, Green Day’s <em>American Idiot</em> transformed from one of the biggest rock albums of the mid-aughts to a Broadway behemoth directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 83713 at http://wamc.org American Idiot's Dan Tracy Brings Angst To Albany “Theater of War” at Vassar College on 11/3 http://wamc.org/post/theater-war-vassar-college-113 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><a href="http://www.outsidethewirellc.com/projects/theater-of-war/overview" style="line-height: 1.5;">Theater of War</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" is a public health project, having produced hundreds of dramatic readings of Greek tragedies for mixed civilian and military audiences to start a conversation about the return of soldiers to civilian life.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.vassar.edu">Vassar College</a> in Poughkeepsie, NY is hosting "Theater of War" for a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' "Ajax" on Sunday, Nov. 3rd from 4:00-6:00p in the Vassar Chapel in association with the Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies.</p><p>Bryan Doerries is the Founder and Artistic Director of “Theater of War” and he joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 76648 at http://wamc.org “Theater of War” at Vassar College on 11/3 Half Moon Theatre’s Presentation of “Love/Sick” http://wamc.org/post/half-moon-theatre-s-presentation-lovesick <p></p><p><a href="http://www.halfmoontheatre.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Half Moon Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Hudson Valley's resident professional </span>theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> company, will present </span><a href="http://www.johncariani.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">John Cariani’s </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">brand new play </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Love/Sick</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the </span>HMT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Performance Space in Poughkeepsie November </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> through the </span>17th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Mr. Cariani, an actor and a playwright, has been seen on and off Broadway and in numerous TV shows and films. His hit play<em> Almost, Maine </em>has been produced by nearly 2,000 theater companies in the United States. With <em>Love/Sick</em>, Cariani returns to the hilarious and heartbreaking landscape of romantic love. Christopher V. Edwards, Associate Artistic Director of the <a href="http://www.hvshakespeare.org">Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival</a>, directs <em>Love/Sick</em> for Halfmoon Theatre. Playwright and Director join us this morning</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76478 at http://wamc.org Half Moon Theatre’s Presentation of “Love/Sick” Made in the Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/made-berkshires <p></p><p>Curated by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims, <a href="http://madeintheberkshires.org">Made in the Berkshires </a>is a locally-grown festival of new works including theatre, film, dance, poetry, music, short stories, performance and visual art.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The 2013 Made in the Berkshires Festival being held from October 11 to October 13 at The Colonial Theatre, The Garage, and The Unicorn Theatre. Hilary and Barbara join us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75227 at http://wamc.org Made in the Berkshires "Blood Play" at Williamstown Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/blood-play-williamstown-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Blood Play</em> is the final show on the Nikos Stage at<a href="http://www.wtfestival.org"> The Williamstown Theatre Festival </a>this season. The show is created by <a href="http://www.thedebatesociety.org/">The Debate Society</a> - a Brooklyn based company that creates new plays through the collaboration of Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 71330 at http://wamc.org "Blood Play" at Williamstown Theatre Festival "A Rite" at Bard SummerScape http://wamc.org/post/rite-bard-summerscape <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 1913 premiere of Stravinsky’s ballet <em>The Rite of Spring</em> created an uproar whose repercussions changed the course of dance and music in the 20th century. A hundred years later, two titans of the American performing arts have joined forces to create a thrilling new dance-theater performance that celebrates that legendary opening night.</p><p><em>A Rite</em> is a collaboration between choreographer Bill T. Jones (a resident artist at Bard) and director Anne Bogart (a Bard alumna). Their respective companies of dancers and actors have come together to develop a contemporary response to Stravinsky’s masterpiece.</p><p><em>A Rite</em> will be performed as part of <a href="http://fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape/2013/">Bard SummerScape</a> on 7/6 and 7/7.</p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68326 at http://wamc.org "A Rite" at Bard SummerScape WAM Theatre Benefit - Claiming Her Place http://wamc.org/post/wam-theatre-benefit-claiming-her-place <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.wamtheatre.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">WAM<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Theatre</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is presenting a panel to discuss the challenges women face in the theater industry. </span><a href="http://www.wamtheatre.com/2013-events/claiming-her-place-a-benefit-for-wam-theatre/" style="line-height: 1.5;">“Claiming Her Place”</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be a fun and lively evening co-produced and hosted by Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson. A panel including Lauren Ambrose, Michel Gill, Marin </span>Mazzie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Debra Jo </span>Rupp<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span>Linus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Roache<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>They will share their stories, observations and thoughts about the challenges women face in the entertainment industry. This morning, Kristen van Ginhoven, Artistic Director and co-founder of WAM Theatre joins us.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68071 at http://wamc.org WAM Theatre Benefit - Claiming Her Place World Premier of "Arms on Fire" at Chester Theatre Company http://wamc.org/post/world-premier-arms-fire-chester-theatre-company <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.chestertheatre.org">Chester Theatre Company</a> will open its 24th season with the world premiere of <em>Arms on Fire</em>, a new play-with-music by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, the creators of the Tony and Olivier Award winning, <em>Spring Awakening</em>.</p><p>The production will run from June 26th to July 7th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA.</p><p>We are thrilled to be joined today at The Linda by the aforementioned Steven Sater along with Byam Stevens, Director of <em>Arms on Fire</em> and Artistic Director of Chester Theatre Company; Natalie Mendoza, who plays Josephina in the play; Musical Director and guitarist, Joe Belmont; and bassist, Rhees Williams.</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 67827 at http://wamc.org World Premier of "Arms on Fire" at Chester Theatre Company The Hyde Collection - Adirondack Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/hyde-collection-adirondack-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.atfestival.org/">The Adirondack Theatre Festival</a> is such a special theatre company offering new, interesting, fun and world premiere works of theatre. Their season this summer includes everything from Judy Garland, to Avenue Q, to – of course – Georgia O’Keeffe.</p><p>Mark Fleischer is the Producing Artistic Director of ATF and has been since 2007. He joins us to tell us about their upcoming productions, including their opening production: Heartbreaker: Two Months with Judy Garland.</p><p>In 1968, when he was 26, songwriter John Meyer met Judy Garland. The next two months were an emotional roller-coaster, but his life was changed forever. Inspired by his acclaimed memoir, Meyer brings to the stage the true story of his romance with a star whose flame was dying and how he attempts to rescue her from her self-destructive demons. John Meyer and the show’s director, Michael Bush, and star, Christine Andreas join us along with Mark Fleischer.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 67764 at http://wamc.org The Hyde Collection - Adirondack Theatre Festival "The Liar" at Shakespeare and Company http://wamc.org/post/liar-shakespeare-and-company <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Liar</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was originally penned by the classic </span>17th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Century playwright Pierre </span>Corneille<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in 1664. The play as all of the ingredients of a perfect French farce - a tangled web of lies, misdirected advances, and the unmistakable confusion of love.</span></p><p>Shakespeare and Company is producing an adaptation by award-winning American playwright, David Ives, which merges the iambic humor of classic verse with a contemporary twist.</p><p>We are joined by director Kevin G. Coleman and actors David Joseph and Alexandra Lincoln.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56816 at http://wamc.org "The Liar" at Shakespeare and Company