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National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation

National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation Day 1 Karla Hartley Several months ago I was blessed to be invited to The National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation at Pangea Theater in Minneapolis — an extraordinary opportunity given to me by Andrea Assaf with Art2Action, Inc. Today was the first day of this Peer [...]

By | July 18th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation

Activist Spotlight: Delores Huerta

As part of our work on the story of The Mirabal Sisters as told in In The Time of the Butterflies, it is our honor to spotlight other powerful women who are making change in the world. Co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association, Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta is one of the most influential labor [...]

By | March 28th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Activist Spotlight: Delores Huerta

How to Keep the Mariposas Alive

How to Keep the Mariposas Alive Julia Alvarez with Dedé Mirabal Dedé attended a dance theatre performance by EVEOKE of In the Time of the Butterflies. The dancers all got to meet her. They had come all the way from San Diego to perform their moving adaptation for Dominicans. You can imagine when the Dedé dancer [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|Blog, Events|Comments Off on How to Keep the Mariposas Alive

Meet the Playwright of In The Time of the Butterflies — Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich Playwright/text-builder, theatre-maker, translator, lyricist, editor, educator Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and NNPN rolling world premiere for Guapa, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based Isabel Allende’s [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet the Playwright of In The Time of the Butterflies — Caridad Svich

Keely and Du: The Mystery of Jane Martin

  When Jon Jory founded Louisville's Festival of New American Plays (now the Humana Festival of New American Plays) in 1976, he was already a playwright himself, having written the dialogue and lyrics for three musicals. But Jory's greatest success as a playwright may have come under a pseudonym. He is reputed to be the [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Blog, Events, Press, Shows|Comments Off on Keely and Du: The Mystery of Jane Martin

Cast and creators recall the birth of ‘Avenue Q’

What's an unemployed puppet to do? The question takes on cosmic — and very real significance — when "Avenue Q," the funny, often raunchy musical tribulations of twentysomethings, closes Sept. 13 on Broadway after a six-year run of more than 2,500 performances. For Kate Monster, a teacher by trade, maybe a return to education. "This [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Blog, Shows|Comments Off on Cast and creators recall the birth of ‘Avenue Q’

Brownsville Song Auditions

Stageworks Theatre is holding Auditions for Brownsville Song (b-side for tray) Thursday, November 16th 6pm, Stageworks Theatre Email: stageworkspad@gmail.com Set in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, "brownsville song (b-side for tray)" is a powerful tale of resilience in the face of tragedy. Moving fluidly between past and present, this bold new play tells the story of [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Blog, Press, Shows|Comments Off on Brownsville Song Auditions

A note from Director Karla Hartley

Some months ago I ran across a quote. ‘Grief is the feelings you have and mourning is what you create from those feelings’ The Year of Magical Thinking is a prime example of beauty  created from grief. It has been described as a story “about death, about illness, about probability and luck, about good fortune [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Blog, Shows|Comments Off on A note from Director Karla Hartley

What’s on stage this week: ‘The Year of Magical Thinking,’

STAGEWORKS: MINING GRIEF FOR HEALING The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion’s no-frills memoir of loss and recovery, opens at Stageworks Theatre this weekend. The essayist and screenwriter adapted the one-woman stage play herself. Didion wrote the piece while mourning the loss of her husband, fellow novelist and screenwriter John Gregory Dunne, and a daughter, [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Blog, Press, Shows, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What’s on stage this week: ‘The Year of Magical Thinking,’