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The New England Foundation for the Arts’ Information Sessions for Artists.

Monday, April 30th, 2007

NEFA Information Sessions

How can you get a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts?

What does NEST stand for?

What is MatchBook.org?

Learn the answers to these questions and

much more when NEFA comes to you!

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)

is providing a series of workshops for organizations

and performing artists to learn more about all of their

programs, including:

* New England States Touring (NEST):

Provides grants to New England nonprofit

organizations for performances, readings, and related

community activities by NEST-eligible artists listed on

MatchBook.org.

* Meet the Composer/New England: Offers

grants to nonprofit organizations in New England to

provide interaction between individual composers and

audiences, in conjunction with performances of the

composer’s work.

* Expeditions: Provides grants to New

England nonprofit organizations for the presentation of

touring projects featuring artists working in all

disciplines from around the world.

* MatchBook.org: An online cultural

directory of New England’s performing artists, venues

and presenting organizations.

* National Dance Project: Provides grants

for the production and touring of contemporary dance

work by regionally and nationally significant artists in

the United States and abroad.

* American Masterpieces: Dance: Provides

grants for the reproduction and touring of American

Dance works that are artistically, historically, and

culturally significant.

* Presenter Travel Fund: Provides monetary

assistance to arts programmers or curatorial staff in

New England so that they may investigate new or

unfamiliar work outside of their home community.

Workshop sites are:

* Rocks Estate (Bethlehem, NH): May 1, 2007,

10:00AM-12:00PM

* NEFA (Boston, MA): May 22, 2007, 1:00PM-

3:00PM

* Firehouse Center for the Arts (Burlington, VT): May

31, 2007, 1:00PM-3:00PM

* Blackstone River Theatre (Cumberland, RI): June

6, 2007, 10:00AM-12:00PM

* Arts Rochester (Rochester, NH): June 13, 2007,

10:00AM-12:00PM

* Chocolate Church Arts Center (Bath, ME): June 13,

2007, 5:00PM-7:00PM

* MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA): June 27, 2007,

2:00PM-4:00PM

* Hartford, CT: Time and Place TBD

Please RSVP to

apetrillo@nefa.org (mailto:apetrillo@nefa.org) with the date and location of the workshop you plan to attend.Questions? Contact Adrienne Petrillo atapetrillo@nefa.org (mailto:apetrillo@nefa.org) or call 617.951.0010 x 527. NEFA creatively supports the movement ofpeople, ideas, and resources in the arts within New

England and beyond, makes vital connections

between artists and audiences, and builds the

strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region’s

creative sector.

Contact Information

email: apetrillo@nefa.org phone: 617.951.0010 x 527web: http://www.nefa.org New England Foundation for the Arts | 145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor | Boston | MA | 02111  

 

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Trinity Rep Presents Free staged reading on May 19!

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Trinity Rep regularly presents staged readings of plays chosen to enhance the experience of our subscription productions. The final reading this season is Sarah Ruhl‘s new comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone. This free performance is Saturday March 19 at 2:00pm in the Dowling Theater and features the cast of The Clean House. Seating is limited and subscribers receive priority seating. Reservations are required; Call (401) 521-1100 x411 to RSVP.

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World-famous native american artists premiere

Monday, April 30th, 2007

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In Providence one night only

downtown Providence, rhode island, MAy 17, 2007, 5:00-9:00 p.m.: The East Coast’s biggest show featuring the top names in Native American art: Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo), Nocona J. Burgess and Quanah Parker Burgess (Comanche), and Penny Singer (Navajo) will be in Providence, Rhode Island – one night only! 

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MANAGING DIRECTOR – BALLET MEMPHIS – MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

Monday, April 30th, 2007

The Arts Consulting Group seeks your interest or candidate recommendations to fill the Managing Director position at Ballet Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee.
ORGANIZATION
Now celebrating its 20th anniversary season, Ballet Memphis is a creative resource to the nation as a maker and interpreter of its Southern cultural legacy through dance, production and training. Artistic Director/CEO Dorothy Gunther Pugh founded the Company in 1986 as Memphis Concert Ballet with two professional dancers and a budget of $75,000. Today, Ballet Memphis employs 15 professional dancers and has a $2.9 million budget. The Company performs at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Memphis, as well as at non-traditional venues throughout the city and on tour, most recently at The Joyce Theater in New York City. Ballet Memphis also performs for and presents teaching artist sessions to more than 15,000 students annually. The Ballet Memphis School trains more than 600 students annually. Additional student performance experience is provided through the Junior Company of Ballet Memphis. Ballet Memphis also offers Pilates and movement instruction at the Hope and Healing Center. Ballet Memphis’ Educational Enrichment program is made possible in part by the generous support of the Greater Memphis Arts Council. In 2006-2007, the combined entities of Ballet Memphis-dance company, ballet school and Pilates Centre-served approximately 75,000 people.
 

Ballet Memphis was recognized by the Ford Foundation as a national treasure when the Company was awarded a $1 million New Directions/New Donors for the Arts grant in 2000. Ballet Memphis was one of only four dance companies in the country to receive this honor along with San Francisco Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance and the Alvin Ailey School of American Dance.   In 2007, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a planning grant to Ballet Memphis to support field interviews, research, and convenings aimed at examining the intellectual and civic relevance and operational challenges of regional ballet companies in mid-sized cities. The work will be conducted primarily by Artistic Director/CEO Dorothy Gunther Pugh working with Russell Willis Taylor from National Arts Strategies. The planning grant will result in a paper that will be made available to the dance field. This discovery phase of the project will require the input of business leaders, futurists, marketing and trends experts, innovative non-profit leaders, and academics. Topics for discussion will include the current civic imperatives facing cities, and how the arts are currently involved in addressing these issues, as well as what it means to be a successful community organization in each of various cities.  In the second phase of the project, Ballet Memphis will pilot these new ideas using Memphis and its professional dance company as a lab with the goal of providing a national model for other companies to explore.
Ballet Memphis is dedicated to building on the creative energy that has always driven the city. As a maker and interpreter of their region’s cultural legacy through dance, production and training, Ballet Memphis artists are creating original artistic works at the studios. Every day its talented dancers, who come to live in Memphis from all over the world, are bringing these magnificent works to life. And every day Ballet Memphis is carving out a spot for Memphis on the national artistic map.   Additionally, Ballet Memphis’ education program has received national acclaim from the Wolf Trap Foundation.
In 2001, Ballet Memphis became the first-ever Memphis arts organization to appear on a main stage in the nation’s cultural capitol when the Company performed at New York’s Kaye Playhouse to enthusiastic reviews by the New York press. The Company was also featured in Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal. Ballet Memphis scored another big win with the addition of internationally-renowned choreographer Trey McIntyre to its staff. Trey joined Ballet Memphis in the 2002-2003 season as the Company’s first-ever choreographer-in-residence, producing two works for Ballet Memphis each year. In April of 2003, Ballet Memphis was one of nine companies invited to perform in Houston’s Dance Salad along with The Royal Swedish Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theater and the Dutch National Ballet.
Ballet Memphis has created an environment and numerous opportunities for its dancers to grow as choreographers, as this is one of its highest priorities. Dancers are able to choreograph their first pieces for the Junior Company, then work with professional dancers as part of InteriorWorks, the annual show produced by company members. As they continue to grow as dance makers, they have the opportunity to present works in “Momentum: The Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase.” Those that have made it to the main stage include Steven McMahon, Joseph Jefferies, Damien Patterson and Garrett Ammon.
THE POSITION
The Managing Director works in partnership with the Artistic Director/CEO to support the artistic vision and mission of the organization and to engage the community in embracing Ballet Memphis as a vital component of the quality of life in Memphis and as a cultural ambassador for the City.    The position is responsible for the hands-on leadership, management and oversight of all audience development and administrative operations of Ballet Memphis, including its School, Pilates program, performances and other events that impact its many stakeholders.  Reporting to the Artistic Director/CEO, leadership includes oversight of strategic planning and implementation, community relations, audience development, fundraising and marketing, financial management, educational outreach, and board relations..
The Managing Director has responsibility for all matters pertaining to implementation of Ballet Memphis projects and activities, including 1) maximizing audience development, earned and contributed revenue for the institution, , 2) overseeing all marketing, communications and public relations activities for Ballet Memphis School, Pilates, and other programs,    3) developing, overseeing, monitoring and report on the organization’s budget and financial position, 4) guiding the efficiency and impact of the Ballet Memphis School and 5) supervising staff that guide operations, fundraising, marketing, public relations, facilities, technology, and financial management, as well as the administrative support team needed to implement artistic programs.
TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS
The selected candidate will be a team-oriented individual with the ability to build trust among stakeholders, help shape the big picture while effectively implementing the many details that will define a finely tuned organizational infrastructure.    A strategic thinker with exemplary supervisory skills and demonstrable interpersonal, organizational, analytical and communication expertise is required.  Ballet Memphis seeks an individual with an optimistic orientation and “can do” attitude who easily adapts to changing work flows, community and institutional needs as required of a vibrant cultural institution.
Additionally, the candidate should demonstrate the following competencies:
  Customer Focus — Consistently places a high value on ticket buyers, donors, students, parents, and the broader Memphis community. Objectively listens to, understands and represents stakeholder feedback, anticipates community needs and develops appropriate solutions. Meets all promises and commitments made to stakeholders.
  Results Orientation — Identifies strategic initiatives and embraces a comprehensive organizational focus that most effectively mobilizes human, technical and financial resources to maximize results.
  Self Management– Independently initiates and pursues objectives in an organized and efficient manner, prioritizes activities, maintains level of activity without direct supervision and maximizes team interaction to complete high quality work on time.
  Interpersonal Skills — Initiates and develops relationships in positive ways. Successfully works with a wide range of people at varying levels both inside and outside the organization. Communicates with others in ways that are clear and considerate. Demonstrates ease in relating to a diverse range of people.  
  Goal Achievement — Establishes goals that are relevant, realistic and attainable. Identifies and implements required plans and milestones to achieve specific goals. Stays on target to complete goals and devises best practices to overcome obstacles.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Institutional Advancement and Community Relations
  Devises and implements effective audience and community development initiatives,
  Establishes in-depth marketing/public relations plans including print, radio, television and promotional materials with the Marketing Director.
  Implements and monitors progress of marketing plans in concert with the Marketing Director. 
  Oversees effective sales of tickets and subscriptions with the goal of increasing audience participation and patron satisfaction with the Marketing Director.
  Serves as a primary spokesperson to the community along with the Artistic Director/CEO in clearly articulating the mission and impact of Ballet Memphis.
  Oversees development activities including assisting identification and cultivation of potential funding sources with Director of Development.
  Provides stewardship for annual fundraising activities from individual, foundation, corporation and government agency supporters in concert with the Director of Development and Development Committee of the Board.
  Participates in planning appropriate fundraising events with Development Director and volunteers.
  Uses educational outreach programs to increase awareness of the Company by corporations, granting sources, and the general public with the Marketing Director, Development Director, and School Principal.
  Ensures that education program impacts are effectively communicated to stakeholders and that Ballet Memphis is best serving the community’s needs in this area.
  Serves as a primary contact with media, foundations, arts community leaders and other institutional stakeholders as needed.
  Guides the creation and timely release of all printed materials including Ballet marketing publications, newsletters, and press releases that generate interest and community participation and support
Strategic Planning and Governance
  Works with Artistic Director/CEO, Board of Directors and Executive Committee in the development and implementation of long range plans.
  Works with Artistic Director/CEO, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee to oversee the Long Range Plan, including program development, financial support, facility needs and organizational structure.
  Evaluates progress towards goals on a regular basis with the Board, Artistic Director/CEO, and senior staff.
  Strategizes the best use of Board resources with the President in developing policy-driven and critical-action item agendas for the Executive Committee and board meetings.
  Prepares written reports for presentation to the executive committee and board.
Finance and Administration.
  Supervises the preparation and timely financial reporting and oversees the annual operating and capital budgeting and works with the Finance Committee of the Board to track and project income and expenses.
  Collaborates with Artistic Director/CEO and Production Manager on artistic budget development for upcoming season and determining feasibility of financing new strategic initiatives.
  Monitors expenses to budget with all departments, coordinates proper expense allocations with Controller, and mentors staff on effective budget monitoring and reporting.
  Hires, trains, and supervises administrative staff, mobilizes volunteers, and oversees the effective use of financial and technological resources needed to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives.
  Monitors employee performance against objectives, while mentoring, guiding, and providing appropriate leadership.
  Creates human resources policies, practices, and procedures with appropriate Board input to ensure that they comply with state and federal employment laws and regulations.
  Establishes an administrative environment and decision-making process that promotes a positive working atmosphere and collegial staff relations.
Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required and advanced degree preferred.  At least 5-10 years senior management experience with increasing levels of general management responsibility.  Passion for and demonstrable results in an arts, educational, or cultural organization preferred.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a participatory leadership style in working collaboratively with artistic personnel, staff and volunteers.  Compensation is very competitive and commensurate with experience. 
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Competitive with generous benefits, including medical/dental insurance, 401(k) contribution plan, vacation, sick leave and holidays.
APPLICATIONS AND INQUIRIES
Send letter and resume with demonstrable accomplishments to:
Mr. Daniel Zanella, Vice President
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
1040 Avenue of the Americas, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212) 918-1498
Fax: (212) 931-8544
E-Mail: balletmemphis@artsconsulting.com 

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Kate Huntington Teaches Figure Drawing!

Friday, April 27th, 2007
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Open life drawing classes run by Kate Huntington take place every Wed. evening from 7:00-10:00. The location is 109 Summer Street in Providence (near Classical High) and the price is $8:00 per session.  No instruction, but there is a very friendly and supportive atmosphere.
You can call Kate at (401)440-5997 or e-mail her at katesstudios@yahoo.com  
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world premiere of Michelangelo

Friday, April 27th, 2007

The world premiere of Enrico Garzilli’s MICHELANGELO 

April 27 & 28 at 8pm Performed with members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic 

Music Director Timothy Steele Stage Director Steven Maler 

The Providence Performing Arts Center,

220 Weybosset Street,

Providence, RI 

Tonight and tomorrow night ONLY! 

Tickets $60-$25 CALL 401-421-ARTS 

50% Discount rush tickets will be available for students and seniors in select areas of the theatre 2 hours prior to curtain. 

Loriana De Crescenzo Executive Director 

 Opera Providence 

83 Park Street

 

Providence, RI 02903 

www.operaprovidence.org  401.331.6060 

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Piano Donation!

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Cheryl Horne seeks to donate a baby grand piano, in good condition, to a musical home.  Please contact her at the email address below: Cherylh555@cox.net  

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Wickford’s 1st Annual Daffodil Days Music Festival, Saturday April 28th & Sunday, April 29th!

Friday, April 27th, 2007

1st Annual Daffodil Days Music Festival

Wickford Gourmet Foods to host the annual event

 

Wickford Gourmet is pleased to announce their first annual Daffodil Days Music Festival slated to coincide with the village wide Daffodil Days celebration. This years list of performers is listed below

Saturday April 28th Noon-2pm: Various local performers, to include songwriters and high school students

2pm: Paul Pasch

3pm Lisa Martin

4pm Blue Around the Edge

5pm Heather Rose

Sunday April 29thNoon-2pm: Various local performers, to include songwriters and high school students:  2pm Joanne Lurgio; 3pm KC Moaners;  4pm Allysen Callery;  5pm Art Togeman  Wickford Gourmet Foods is located at 21 W. Main Street in Wickford. There is no cover for this event. While in Wickford, dont forget to bring a canned good for the village wide food drive, benefiting the RI Food Bank. For additional information please visit their website at www.wickfordgourmet.com    

   

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Artist Selling Newport Home

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Sev Nick

Nick Sevigney (2005 RISCA Crafts Fellowship) is selling his house in Newport.  Please visit his house website and help spread the word!

 http://www.nicksevigney.com/npt/index.html

 

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Greetings from Gallery Z!

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Tonight at Gallery Z, we invite you to meet Kevork Mourad, this month’s featured artist, from 7:30pm to 9pm. Kevord Mourad will also appear at Gallery Z tomorrow, April 28th, from 6 to 7pm. On Saturday, after meeting the artist at Gallery Z, you are invited to experience an extraordinary evening of “live illustration,” the integration of the artwork of Kevork Mourad with the music of Gomidas (1869-1945), an Armenian composer and ethnomusicologist, performed by the “Brooklyn Rider StringQuartet,” which includes Nicholas Cords, Jonathan Gandeisman, Colin Jacobsen, and Eric Jacobsen, four members of the SilkRoad Ensemble. Mourad will be performing “live illustration” at Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church on Saturday, April 28th, 2007, at 7:30pm. The performance will be presented in collaboration with the Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island in honor of the late Corrine Heditsian, the former Chairperson of the Board of AHARI. The address of the church is 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI. Tickets for the live performance will be available at the door for $20 per person, and $12 for students. Please call 401-884-6626 for more information. (more…)

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Classes and Events at the Portsmouth Arts Guild

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Portsmouth Arts Guild Offers Open Studio Sessions
The Portsmouth Arts Guild is offering an Open Studio With Still Life and/or Model, monitored by Wendy Crooks.Mrs. Crooks is a well-recognized artist, working primarily in oils and pastels.  She has exhibited widely, and has won many awards and honors.

Interested artists will come together to paint in any medium, in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.  There is no instruction provided, and all are invited to participate –one does not need to be a member of the Guild.  The open studio will take place on Mondays, beginning April 23, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Portsmouth Arts Center, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. 02871.  The cost is $10.00 for non-members and $5.00 for PAG members.  Artists may come once, weekly, or when ever they have the time.

For further information, please contact the PAG Registrar at PO Box 463, Portsmouth, R.I. 02871, email to sarah@fielding-gunn.com, or call (401) 293-0407.  Pre-registration is not necessary.

PAG To Offer Digital Photography Workshop
A workshop entitled Copying Artwork With Your Digital Camera, with Jan Armor is one of a series of classes and workshops offered by the Portsmouth Arts Guild this spring.
With some fifteen years of digital photography experience, Jan Armor is a fine-art photographer who has taught at URI, Newport Art Museum, and Blithewold, among other places.  He has received many grants and awards, and has widely exhibited.

The participants will learn how to make good quality digital files of their own two-dimensional art during this workshop.  This skill is necessary for artists who plan to submit work to juried shows, and/or to use the web.  Students are asked to bring their digital camera, instructional manual, and one piece of their art.  Those interested are asked to visit www.armorphoto to view Mr. Armor’s work.  The workshop will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon, at the Portsmouth Arts Center, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. 02871.  The tuition is $37.00 and $32.00 for PAG members.  To obtain more information, or to enroll, please contact the PAG Registrar at PO Box 463, Portsmouth, R.I. 02871, email to sarah@fielding-gunn.com, or call (401) 293-0407.  Everyone is welcome, however space is limited, so early enrollment is suggested.

 PAG Offers Workshop On Importance of Light In Painting A series of classes offered by the Portsmouth Arts Guild this spring includes one entitled Light Is The Subject, with Rosalie Nadeau.  In this three day workshop, Rosalie will explore what she has termed “The ABZ’s of Painting”.  The focus will be on Alla Prima painting and the ability to sustain the Zen energy of process throughout, working wet into wet.Rosalie Nadeau is a nationally renowned painter and educator, with extensive teaching experience.  Her vibrant paintings illustrate internationally distributed art books and magazines.  A popular instructor, versatile in both pastel and oil, she shares her enthusiasm in her intensive on-location workshops.  Rosalie has exhibited widely, received many awards, and her work appears in many corporate and private collections, both here and abroad.  View her art at www.rosalienadeau.com.

The workshop takes place May 17, 18, and 19, from 8:00 AM to3:00 PM, at the Portsmouth Arts Center, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. 02871.  The tuition is $200.00 and $180.00 for PAG members.  A materials list is available upon request.  For further information or enrollment, please contact the PAG Registrar at PO Box 463, Portsmouth, R.I. 02871, email at sarah@fielding-gunn.com, or call (401) 293-0407.  Everyone is welcome to attend, however since space is limited, early enrollment is suggested.

The Portsmouth Arts Guild Offers Course In Digital Photography
 

One of a series of courses offered by the Portsmouth Arts Guild this spring is entitled Traveling With A Digital Camera, taught by Jan Armor.  In this five hour workshop, Mr. Armor will help the student make better digital images on their next trip.  His knowledge from years of international travel, combined with his digital photography knowledge, will help the student take images that are not only memories of their travels, but ones suitable for exhibition.  The workshop will address safe storage of the images, organization, and presentation.

            Jan Armor is a fine-art photographer, and multi-media producer, with over fifteen years of digital photography experience.  He has combined his experience as a world traveler with his ability as a fine-art photographer to produce award-winning photographs from far-away places.  In addition, Mr. Armor has taught photography at URI, Newport Art Museum, and Blithewold, to name only a few.  To see samples of his work, please see his website, www.armorphoto.com.             The workshop is to be held on Saturday, June 9, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The tuition is $80.00 and $75.00 for PAG members.  Everyone is welcome to sign up for this workshop.  Space is limited, early enrollment is suggested.            Classes and workshops are at the Portsmouth Arts Center, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. 02871.  For questions, or enrollment, please contact the PAG Registrar at PO Box 463, Portsmouth, R.I. 02871, or email request to sarah@fielding-gunn.com, or call (410) 293-0407.

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Barry Doherty Photographs at Slater Mill

Friday, April 27th, 2007

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The Providence Wholebellies at the Mediator, Saturday, April 28th!

Friday, April 27th, 2007

The dynamic musicians of  the Providence Wholebellies will be performing at The Mediator on Saturday, April 28th from 7:30pm-10pm. The Mediator is located at , 50 Rounds Avenue, in Providence$5.00/adult, children free. You can bring your own food/drinks of any kind; of course bring your dancing spirit!!!The Providence Wholebellies music has been described as wild folk! It fills the dance floor with people of all ages; join in the fun!Information: 461-3683.

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Trinity Rep Radio Theatre’s May Episode Airs May 4 – 6

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Tune in to the Trinity Rep Radio Theater

Upcoming “Literary Soulmates” episode to air May 4-6 on 1290 WRNI

Trinity Rep is pleased to announce the newest installment of their radio show

- Trinity Rep Radio Theater, created in partnership with WRNI, Rhode Island’s

NPR News Station. The May edition of the program will air the weekend of May

6-8 and will be the last new program of the season, with encore presentations

set to air during the summer months. Hosted by WRNI’s Morning Edition Host

Bob Seay, the monthly show features performances by Trinity Rep artists,

recorded live at WRNI studios in Providence. The show will broadcast on 1290

WRNI Friday, May 4 at 8:00pm, Saturday, May 5 at 1:00pm and Sunday, May 6 at

11:00am. For more information, and to download a podcast of Trinity Rep Radio

Theater, please visit their website at http://www.wrni.org.  

The May episode features the talents of Curt Columbus and company members

Janice Duclos, Barbara Meek, and Fred Sullivan, Jr. The program compliments

Trinity Rep’s current production of Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House, by

featuring performance and discussion of the work and letters of “Literary

Soulmates” Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning and Anton Chekhov & Olga

Knipper. The program is made possible in part by a grant from the ADDD Fund

at The Rhode Island Foundation, and by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s

support of Trinity Rep’s resident acting company.

 

Since its founding in 1964, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the

most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring an acclaimed

resident acting company, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere,

contemporary, and classic works, including six subscription productions, an

annual production of A Christmas Carol, for an estimated annual audience of

nearly 160,000. In its 42-year history, the theater has presented 52 world

premieres, mounted national and international tours, and, through its

graduate-level theater arts conservatory, trained hundreds of new actors and

directors. Project Discovery, Trinity Rep’s pioneering educational outreach

program launched in 1966, introduces over 22,000 Rhode Island and

Massachusetts students a year to live theater. For more information, call the

box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep’s website at

http://www.trinityrep.com. 

WRNI is a non-profit organization supported by listeners and corporate

underwriters. WRNI is a member of the WBUR Group, respected throughout New

England as a primary source of thorough, intelligent coverage of local,

national and international news. In 1998, WBUR, Boston’s NPR radio station,

brought public radio news to Rhode Island for the first time by coordinating

the acquisition of WRNI(1290 AM) in Providence. On May 1, 1998, WRNI began

serving eastern Rhode Island and neighboring communities with a full service

of international, national and local news programming. WRNI-AM won the

prestigious regional “News Station of the Year” award from the Associated

Press in 2003 and 2004. Its sister station, WXNI, 1230 AM in Westerly, was

acquired in 1999. Combined, the station serves Greater Providence, Fall

River, Narragansett Bay, southwestern Rhode Island and southeastern

Connecticut. WRNI is licensed to The WRNI Foundation and is a member of

National Public Radio. WRNI also broadcasts a selection of BBC programs and

locally produced programs such as “Here & Now,” “On Point,” “Only a Game,”

and “Car Talk.” For more information, and to download a podcast of Trinity

Rep Radio Theater, please visit their website at http://www.wrni.org/.

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Call to Dance Artists from The New England Foundation for the Arts!

Friday, April 27th, 2007

CALL TO DANCE ARTISTS

2007 NEW ENGLAND DANCE LAB: July 28 – August 4, 2007

(Connecticut College, New London, CT)

Application Deadline: May 24, 2007 
The New England Dance Lab is a part of National Dance Project’s Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI), a program of New England Foundation for the Arts.  The Dance Lab will be an eight-day residency for a group of ten to twelve dance makers from New England. During the Dance Lab, selected participants will have the opportunity to share their work with a peer group of artists and presenters within the region, and to work with faculty/mentors of national stature in a variety of areas related to artistic growth and professional development in dance. 

The Dance Lab will take place July 28 – August 4, 2007 at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut.

The Dance Lab is designed for individual dance makers working in traditional and contemporary forms living in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island who:  
• Have achieved local or regional recognition

• Are ready to determine next steps in sharing/presenting their work within and beyond their current communities

• Would benefit from working with mentors and peers on professional and artistic development

• Are open to sharing their work and ideas in a group setting

• Can commit to all of the dates of the Dance Lab 
As the culmination to the New England Dance Lab, NEFA is sponsoring a Presenters/Artists Exchange. Presenters will have the opportunity to see showings by the dance artist participants with contextualization, informally meet the dance artists and faculty/mentors and discuss the Dance Lab artists’ work. 

For full details and application information please go to http://www.nefa.org/grantprog/ndp/initiatives.html 
 
Jane Forde

Manager, National Dance Project

New England Foundation for the Arts

145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02111

(617) 951 0010 x 512

(617) 951 0016 (fax)

jforde@nefa.org

www.nefa.org 

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Don’t Miss The Drum of the Waves of Horikawa!

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Drum

April 17 – 29, Perishable Theatre, 95 Empire St, Tickets: One Show $15/ Two Shows $25, Students/Seniors/Military – One Show $12/ Two Shows $22, The Drum of the Waves of Horikawa is the first co-production from Perishable Theatre and New York based company, Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf. Half theatre, half punk performance, inspired by Kabuki, The Drum of the Waves of Horikawa is the latest creation-in-development by the same company that received raves for its reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara. The New York Times says, Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf is “making its mark.”

 http://www.perishable.org/

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THIS WEEK AT THE PROVIDENCE BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

DoneGreetings! HAVE YOU SEEN DONE? WRITTEN BY RN SANDBERG AND DIRECTED BY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THEATER, MEGAN SANDBERG-ZAKIAN, DONE IS BASED ON OVER 100 INTERVIEWS WITH ACTUALTEENAGERS AND FEATURES SOME FRESH YOUNG ACTORS IN THEIR BLACK REP DEBUTS. IT IS NOT TO BE MISSED (JUST ASK ANYBODY THAT ATTENDED ONE OF OUR PACKED OPENING WEEKEND PERFORMANCES).WE CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE LAST THEATRICAL PRODUCTION OF OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARYSEASON. SUMMER FEELS LIKE IT IS ABOUT TO COME CRASHING IN UPON US. THAT CAN ONLY MEAN ONE THING DOWN AT THE BLACK REP: SOUNDSESSION! MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR JULY 15 – 21 AND CHECK THE WEBSITE OFTEN TO FIND OUT ABOUT HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED AS A VOLUNTEER, PARADE PARTICIPANT OR JOIN OUR MASQUERADE CAMP.

LASTLY, THIS WEEK WE’LL BE OFFERING OUR FINAL “FIRST LOOK” READING OF THE 2006-2007 THEATER SEASON. BE SURE TO COME DOWN AND SEE OUR TALENTED COMPANY OF AFFILIATE ARTISTS BRING THE WORK OF JOHN ADEKOJE TO THE BLACK REP STAGE.

HAVE A BLESSED WEEK!

DONALD W. KING

ARTISTIC | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! at the Carriage House

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Come On By and Tell Us What You Think!Hilarious Improv Comedy featuring live music from Bertrand Laurence!

Families always welcome!!!

April 27 at 7pm! $5 at the door!

At The Carriage House (7 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI)

For more info call (401) 831-9479

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Josie Morway at the Audubon Society in Bristol

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

JM Josie Morway is a graduate of RISD, and has shown her large portraits of birds widely, from Juarez Mexico to the DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts. Her paintings feature birds from many regions in photo realistic detail, using abstraction and fragmentation to create non-traditional compositions. Josie will be displaying her paintings throughout the months of May and June. Opening Reception 1 to 3 pm, Sunday May 6 . Audubon directions and details: http://www.asri.org/  

 

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Animation Scholarship for Women

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Every year a $1000 scholarship is given to one deserving animation student, along with a one-year membership in Women In Animation. The annual beginning submission date is September 15th. The yearly deadline is April 29th (Phyllis Craig’s birthday) and winners will be notified by July 1st.

Go to

http://wia.animationblogspot.com/the-phyllis-craig-scholarship-fund/ for more informationfor more informationWomen In Animation is a professional, non-profit organization established in 1994 to foster the dignity, concerns and advancement of women who are involved in any and all aspects of the art and industry of animation.

for more informationWomen In Animation is a professional, non-profit organization established in 1994 to foster the dignity, concerns and advancement of women who are involved in any and all aspects of the art and industry of animation.

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