July 7 & 8 at 8pm; July 9 at 4pmby TALVIN WILKS
Performed by HARTBEAT ENSEMBLE
Jimmy & Lorraine is a meditation on the American political climate of the late '50s and early '60s through the lens of two significant artists of the time, James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry...
Saturday, July 22 at 8pm - One Night Only!You’ve heard of poetry slams – competitive poetry events. This is one is for first person, true stories – told live and without notes and all on our season theme of “Tactics for Trying Times.” Story Slam Slotting will begin in June, but start thinking of stories that fit the theme…
Sunday, July 23 at 8pm • SPECIAL ALL-AGES EVENTThe METTAWEE RIVER THEATER COMPANY
Directed by RALPH LEE
Our annual favorites return with the tale of a husband and wife drawn from an ancient Korean folktale and told out under the stars with live music, movement, masks and exquisite puppets, in an atmosphere full of magic and celebration…
July 28 & 29 at 8pm; July 30 at 4pmNEW WORLD PERFORMANCE LAB
Two years ago, NWPL set out on an expedition to understand their hometown’s relationship with rubber. Through the pillaging of natural rubber in the Amazon forests, and the working class citizens who broke their backs building tires – Akron, OH became the "Rubber City." Colombian actor, Jairo Cuesta performs a ritual of storytelling, a sacrifice to heal the city…
August 4 & 5 at 8pm; August 6 at 7pm (Note non-standard curtain time)Created by TEAM SUNSHINE PERFORMANCE CORPORATION and THE PHILLY PIGEON/Jacob Winterstein
An interactive performance event that celebrates the pleasure of passionate debate and provides a safe and fun space to indulge in the practice of oratorical muscle-flexing. The event unfolds in three phases…
with Gerard Stropnicky, Co-Founder, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Why do some stories – some performances – spark your imagination, set fire to your soul, and leave you transformed, while others just sit there? Is it the content, or the telling? The framing, or the style? Can story be employed to bring laughter, or tears, or understanding, or lasting social change, or…
July 17-22, 2017
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The Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
The New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.
The New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.