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Laura Colella’s Tax Day – Free Screenings

Friday, August 31st, 2007

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News and Upcoming Events from Kristi Martell

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Well, the True Brew show last Friday was very special indeed! Chuck E. Costa played a beautiful opening set. Lots of familiar and new fans and friends were in attendance. I played my newest song, Here In My House, and Kim let me play my top secret new song, which will be the name of my next CD. Everyone told me how much they loved both new songs, and we are all getting really excited for the next album. We are hoping I will write the rest of the album (at least 3 more songs) while on retreat at Star Island next week. I can’t wait.Right after Star, I will be traveling to Buffalo NY for a much-anticipated reunion with my fans there! I will be performing for my friend Tim Baldwin’s birthday bash, at the legendary Nietzsche’s. I can’t wait to see my long-lost Buffalo fans. They have been patiently waiting since April 2004 for my return! I will then be traveling back to the Dreamaway Lodge in Becket MA, because I love that place so much. I hope to see you at these two special shows! A week after I return home, I am performing at RI Pagan Pride. And RavenFest is manifesting beautifully at Black Rep on October 28th. I will give you more RavenFest details in the next few weeks, but for now, save the date!

Saturday September 1st – Sunday September 9th

Star Island NH

I am going to the Pelican Reunion (because I am a former Pel) and then staying for the Songwriters Retreat! If you want to join me, find out how you can have an overnight at Star Island, and you’ll get to hear me play their lovely old Steinway grand piano in their grand old hotel lobby, just for you. :)

www.pelicansarepelicans.com/reunion www.witrhome.org/retreat.html

www.starisland.org Wednesday September 12thNietzsche’s

248 Allen Street

Buffalo NY


Kristi headlines at this legendary venue to celebrate her friend Tim Baldwin’s birthday.

www.nietzsches.com 8:30pmFriday September 14th

Dream Away Lodge

1342 County Road

Becket MA


Join Kristi as she returns to this historic venue

$10-20 suggested donation


Saturday September 22nd

Rhode Island Pagan Faire

Slater Park Daggett Farm Festival Area

Newport Ave

Pawtucket RI

8am – 8pm

I am headlining the event at approximately 2pm

See you out there!

peace & ocean storms,



Kristi Martel, avant-soul piano diva

Curve Magazine Feature: www.curvemag.com NPR’s Open Mic Feature: www.npr.org Best Female Vocalist of Rhode Island“a fine musician…incomparable!” – Utah Phillips

Sealed Lip Records

http://www.kristimartel.com Sign on to the discussion group!!!http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KristiMartel Hear and Buy CDs!!!

http://www.cdbaby.com/all/sealedlips Hear outtakes and live bootlegs!!! http://www.myspace.com/KristiMartel

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House Concert and Fiddle Workshop, September 13th!

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Breanndán Begley

Thursday, September 13th

7:30 pm

Here we go again! Please join us for what is sure to be an SRO night of great Irish traditional music.


Our format remains the same – no tickets, no reservations, and please no arrivals before 7:00 pm so the musicians can get a bite to eat (thanks!). We can seat 40 guests, comfortably, but you are always welcome to bring your own chair.  Bring the beverage of your choice and, if it’s easy and fun, a snack to share; we will provide coffee, tea and paper goods. If you need directions,  call (401) 461-8347 and leave a message or contact SorrelD@pha-providence.com 


Oh yeah, don’t forget a little extra change as you will definitely want to pick up a CD or two!


And for fiddle students, what you’ve all been waiting for – a workshop with Caoimhin! Advance registration is required; reply to the above email or call me at (401) 461-8347 to reserve your spot.


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Coastal New England Wines Sponsors Pawtucket Arts Festival

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Slater Mill 67 Roosevelt Ave) Friday,september 7th 6:00-10:00P.m.:  Coastal New England Wines in conjunction with Budweiser and Town Wine and Spirits is proud to sponsor the Festival Gala Night.  Local estate wines from Greenvale Vineyards, Newport Vineyards, Running Brook Vineyards and Sakonnet Vineyards will available, as will draft beer from Budweiser to compliment local fare offered by many fine area restaurants in the “Taste of Pawtucket”, or enjoy them later in the evening, dancing to the Cajun music of CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band.  Coastal New England Wines is making it possible for the public to sample local vineyards by jointly promoting and marketing their wines together, and Town Wine and Spirits (179 Newport Ave., Rumford, RI) is supporting that by offering a discount of these wines throughout the Arts Festival.  We invite you to sip, to sample and to two step under the stars.

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Friday, August 31st, 2007


      SOUNDSCAPE 2007

In June we had 1000 people on a two-day event, it was so much fun, we are doing it again. So please join me it’s going to be an evening of great jazz and art collaborative… bring friends! The next and last SOUNDSCAPE 2007 will be held at:
368 Congress St. in Fort Point Channel, Boston, MA, 02210
Friday September 14 and Saturday September 15 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
SOUNDSCAPE is a synergistic interaction of sight, sound, and crowd motion. Sixteen musicians will perform simultaneously, each one only in response to their two neighboring musicians.  They will be spread throughout the gallery, separated by wall configurations which function both as sound barriers and interactive environments where visual artists will create site-specific artworks of video, sculpture, architecture, and interactive sound and light installation. The works will be created in response to the music and the space.  As the audience moves throughout the space to view the artwork, the sound modulates and transforms. This layering of visual and auditory experience is the essence of SOUNDSCAPE.  The event will be held on September 14th and Saturday September 15th at 368 Congress St. in the Fort Point Channel area of Boston.  Please contact info@SOUNDSCAPE2007.com to receive a reminder invite closer to that date and get on our mailing list.  ADMISSION IS FREE.


A showcase of digital media and interactive performance
 September 28-October 14, 2007 | Providence, Rhode  Island“

Is an interactive installation collaborative between
Brian Knoth and Magaly Ponce
It will be on display at The Space at Alice
70 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903
Part of the larger FirstWorksProv festival, Pixilerations [v.4] investigates the state of New Media arts through installation, interactive concert performance and film/video screenings. Pixilerations [v.4] – the fourth annual showcase of New Media arts – features the work of artists, musicians and film/video makers that explores connections or disparities between story and ornament.Galleries for Pixilerations [v.4] open the evening of Friday, September 28 and remain open for public viewing through October 13, 2007 (see the exhibition page for viewing hours for each space). Installations will be exhibited in two spaces: the Sol Koffler Gallery in the Rhode Island School of Design’s Center of Integrative Technology, located in the Mason Building at 169 Weybosset Street; and The Space at Alice, located at 70 Eddy Street. Both locations are in downtown Providence.Performances will be held in the URI Shepard Building concert space on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, and in The Space at Alice, 70 Eddy Street, on Friday, October 5. All concerts begin at 10pm. For more details see the concerts page.
The film/video screening, hosted by the Magic Lantern Experimental Film Collaborative, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, at the Cable Car cinema, 204 South Main Street, Providence. The screening begins at 9:30pm.
Reading Digital Literature, an academic conference hosted by Brown, features several public events that are being coordinated with Pixilerations. The conference runs October 4 – 6; see the events page for more details.

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auditions for youth ensembles

Friday, August 31st, 2007

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School has set the audition schedules for youth ensembles that will rehearse and perform from September 2007 through May 2008. Music students interesting in auditioning for an ensemble should contact the Philharmonic for an audition application and to schedule an audition. All auditions are by appointment only.


For more informaiton go to: http://www.ri-philharmonic.org/music-school//performance-education/youthorchestras2007.pdf

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AS220′s New Print Shop!

Friday, August 31st, 2007

ASCome check out the new Screenprint, Letterpress and Intaglio Print Shop now located on the second floor of the Dreyfus at 95 Washington St. Class Signup, Studio Tours, and Info will be available during two days: Friday, Sept 7, 6:30-8:30pm and Saturday, Sept 8, 1-5pm. Come stop by and see what we’ve done to the place! Email Morgan for more information at morgan@as220.org or call (401) 490-6164












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The AS220 Galleries

Friday, August 31st, 2007

September 6-29, Opening Reception Sept. 9 from 4-7pm, AS220, 115 Empire St, Free and Open to the Public, In the Main Gallery there will be new work by Andy Trench and photography by David Simione, the Open Window Gallery will have new drawings and paintings by Lauren Minco and the AS220 Project Space will have a group exhibition with Elena Calderon, Kim Kazan, Agustin Patino and Monica Shinn.

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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Newsletter – week ending 9/01/07

Thursday, August 30th, 2007


Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the highest level of the arts for the community and its artists. We do this by creating awareness, education and involvement through its members.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried
anything new.
::: Albert Einstein :::

“The Jamestown Bridge, 1940-2007 – From Concept To Demolition” – through Sept. 2
…..The “Old” Jamestown Bridge spanned the West Passage between Jamestown and North Kingstown, Rhode Island from 1940 to 2007. This  RIDOT exhibit chronicles the construction, demolition, removal, and recycling process of this Narragansett Bay Icon through history, photography and artifacts. Show runs until September 2. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Photographs include historic images, photographs by PAC member, Matt Kierstead, and  Rob Brewster of Warren Jagger Photography; Jamestown Historical Society Museum, 92 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI.  For more info, visit:  www.DOT.STATE.RI.US or #401-423-0784.


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Dirt Palace Window Gallery Opening

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

You are invited to the reception of AS220′s August Artists in Residence, Julia Thompson and Alyssa Berg, at the Dirt Palace *THIS* Saturday, September 1 from 7-10pm!On display in the Dirt Palace Window Gallery will be Alyssa’s installation which was conceptualized and produced during her month- long residency at AS220.

Also debuting that night will be the “book release” for the collaborative project that was conceived during the month of August between Julia (writer), and Alyssa and me (illustrators). “Olive Oil and Planetary Realignment in Pink,” the illustrated sort of-fiction zine/book/story/thing, will be on display and for sale on Saturday night as well.

Join us to witness the window gallery, read the sort of-fiction (but definitely hilarious) zine/book/thingie, eat homemade pies, drink things, laugh, and cry as we say goodbye to Alyssa and Julia. (Julia is moving to Santiago, Chile in about 5 days, and Alyssa is moving back to the exotic land of Brooklyn)

Dirt Palace, 14 Olneyville Sq

cell: 854-6614 (in case ye get lost)

PS- did you know they set up a Flickr page?


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Stone Soup Folk Fest – Arts Fest in Slater Park

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

THE 2007 Pawtucket Arts Festival


Stone Soup Folk Fest – Arts Fest in Slater Park

Saturday, Sept. 15- 10am-5pm

Sunday, Sept.16 – 10am-5pm


“Pops in the Park” – Sept. 15 – 5:30pm

Come Experience the Arts, Pawtucket-Style!

Pawtucket On Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16, from 10am-5pm, the Pawtucket Arts Festival will celebrate the last weekend of celebration in Slater Memorial Park, off of Route 1A in Pawtucket.   This event is free and open to the public. 


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Second Annual Pawtucket Open Studios Event “FALL 2007″

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

 “Pawtucket Open Studios” represents the diverse and talented artists, designers, artisans and small business owners working in the Pawtucket, Rhode Island mills. (Saturday, Sept. 8 & Sunday, Sept. 9)
Over 80 member artists and artisans will open their studio doors during this event. Discover paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry and performance arts and much more.


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Call for entries from the Hispanic Cultural Committee & the Hispanic Heritage Committee/RI

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Call for EntriesThe Hispanic Cultural Arts Committee of RI & the Hispanic Heritage Committee/RI are seeking artists of Latino heritage who live and work

in any of the six New England states and New York to exhibit their

work in the 7th Annual State Latin American Visual Arts Expo to be

held October 1-31, 2007. This is an open juried exhibition. Artists

may submit high resolution JPEGs of up to five (5) original works

created in the past three (3) years in the visual arts by E-Mail to:

patinoartstudio@yahoo.com or mail CD with JPEG images to P.O. Box 25118, Providence, RI 02905.

Deadline is September 19, 2007.

Selected artists will have their work exhibited at the Atrium Gallery of theState of Rhode Island Administration Building. Fee to submit artworkis $20.

For more information and exhibition requirements visit



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JUMP and Cadence Collaborative at the 2007 Pawtucket Arts Festival

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

THE 2007 Pawtucket Arts Festival


JUMP and Cadence Collaborative

Performing together on

Sunday, September 9 – 4-6pm

at the Pawtucket Armory

Come Experience the Arts, Pawtucket-Style!

Pawtucket On Sunday, September 9 from 4-6pm, the Pawtucket Arts Festival presents two nationally recognized ballet troupes on one stage in the grand hall of the Pawtucket Armory, now known as the Arts Exchange.  This event is free and open to the public. 
 At 4pm, Pawtucket will welcome JUMP! This is not your typical dance company! JUMP! is a unique dance company specializing in dance-theater that combines ballet technique, modern dance, exciting sets, original music and acting. Artistic Director Mary Paula Hunter collaborates with her young company involving them in all aspects of the production. Children take center stage – dancing, acting, directing, and will perform works from its quirky, cutting edge repertory. Highlights include GI JESSICA, BARBIE, and BEACH DANCE.  These dancers love to move and present dances that speak to all ages.   Based in Providence, RI for children ages 8 to 18, JUMP! is a collaborative dance company  founded in 1999 by Artistic Director Mary Paula Hunter with a mission to encourage and instruct young local artists in creating and performing original choreography.


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Off the Curb Update

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Our Fall Line Up….

** Bridge to Fitness – we have started our adult programming at Bridge to Fitness, 951 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown RI…check out http://www.offthecurb.com for a full schedule** Newport Academy of Ballet – these classes will start the week of Sept 11…Tues 4:30pm – Junior Hip Hop (10-12 year olds) Fridays 5:30pm Mini Hip Hop (7-9 yr olds) REGISTRATION FOR THESE CLASSES WILL BE TUESDAY SEPT 4 AT THE NEWPORT ACADEMY OF BALLET AT 4:30 – 9 week session $60.00

Financial Assistance available for families in need…no one gets turned away from dance because of finances! Newport Academy of Ballet, 3 Charles St, Newport – in Washington Square above Ocean Coffee Roasters.

** Providence – our intermediate hip hop class begins again tues at 630pm at Perishable Theater Dance Studio, 95 Empire Street…this is for teens thru adults – Drop ins $10

NEW YORK – will be starting mid to late sept….more info to follow

RHODE ISLAND….we are still looking for studios to host our satellite programs in Coventry, East Greenwich and in Fall River…if you have any ideas of studios..let me know!!!

Remember…we have a new email offthecurbhiphop@yahoo.com

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Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Everett’s Carriage House School is an after-school performing arts program

that provides professional arts training for Providence¹s youth. Our mission

is to help these youth develop their creative voices while also developing

leadership and job skills. We are currently looking for volunteers to help

us fulfill this mission.



We are seeking dedicated and committed volunteers to provide homework

support and Reading and Math tutoring to Middle and High School students,

between 3pm and 6pm Mondays through Thursdays. If you are interested in

helping these public school students fulfill their academic potential, and

can commit to at least one day a week, please contact us.



We are seeking a Youth and Family Liaison who will be at the school during

program hours (3-6:30 PM M-F). This person will be responsible for welcoming

and registering new students, tracking attendance on a database, interacting

with family members and contacting them about recitals and other special

events. Must be well-organized, committed, have good people skills, and like

working with youth. This position could be split between two individuals

over the course of the week.



We are seeking individuals to work with high school youth one-on-one to help

them develop and carry out video projects. These projects will be produced

and directed by the youth‹coordinators will help the youth develop their

ideas into scripts, cast projects, secure locations, plan and carry out

shoots, and edit projects. Start dates will begin in October of 2007. Video

production and editing skills a plus but not required.



We are seeking skilled writers who are interested in assisting the

organization in its grant writing and research. This will involve

researching new sources of funding and writing grants that have been

identified. It will also require working closely with staff members, getting

to know the organization¹s history and programs, and committing to at least

a year of service (approximately 6-10 hours a week). Must be able to

organize time well and meet deadlines.



We are seeking individuals interested in designing marketing/publicity

materials for performances, forums, special events, etc. Must work closely

with a staff member and be knowledgeable in Photoshop, Illustrator,

InDesign, web design, and Flash.



We are seeking individuals to help the organization develop and carry out a

business plan to increase earned income revenue streams. Products and

services to be marketed include educational shows for schools, professional

development for teachers and administrators, and video production services.

Well-defined, achievable projects will be designed for volunteers to work

on, and volunteers will work closely with staff in developing and carrying

out plans. A good business sense and desire to work in marketing are

required. Sales skills are a plus.


For more information, please call us at (401) 831-9479, email us at

info@everettdancetheatre.org or visit us online at


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AK Redfearn at the Rochambeau Library – Tonight!

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores are playing a small quiet-ish show at the Rochambeau Branch of the Providence Public Library

Tonight, Thursday August 30th at 7pm (SHARP!)

perhaps you can join us.

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New Urban Arts Seeks Artist Mentors

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Dear friends,New Urban Arts is now accepting applications for artist mentors! We have been excited by the interest generated thus far, continually impressed and inspired by the active arts community in Providence. Please continue to let anyone know about this opportunity who you think may be interested in arts mentoring. (details below). If you know anyone who sews or does fashion, this is a high demand in our studio that we are eager to make available to our students again this year. So send people versed in sewing machines our way!!Thanks for your continued support,

Sarah Meyer

New Urban Arts

Program Director

743 Westminster Street

Providence RI 02903

sarah@newurbanarts.org (401)751-4556 New Urban Arts is currently looking for artists to mentor Providence public high school students at our nationally recognized interdisciplinary art studio on Westminster Street, across from Classical and Central High schools. Artist Mentors are college students, emerging artists, and professional artists volunteering 5-8 hours of time per week from October through May. All artist mentors participate in our yearlong professional development program (commitment: three hour meeting a month) and are required to attend two weekend retreats, in Fall and Winter. Mentors are featured in a gallery exhibition at our studio and receive a small stipend. Local college students who are work-study eligible are encouraged to apply. This year, New Urban Arts is looking for artist mentors in the following disciplines: fashion design, printmaking, screenprinting, textiles, mixed media, sculpture, film/animation, graphic design, music, painting/drawing, poetry and photography. We are not limited to these media and are open to accommodate other media in our studio.

Here is what students from last year’s program had to say about their experience, made possible by our generous and supportive artist mentors:

“I walk into this place and immediately feel a sense of goodness, of belonging, a sense of comfort. That is the effect New Urban Arts has on me. I am filled with this overall happiness that I just want to spread, to give to everyone I encounter.”

“New Urban Arts has in fact become a family to me. All the nurturing and strengthening actually gets to you and sticks with you. The next thing you know you grow and they grow and the place grows together. You’re surrounded by all of these amazing people that are woven into your life.

It’s all just mind-boggling.

“Looking back, I honestly don’t know who I would be, where I would be without New Urban Arts. I’ve grown not only in my artwork but as a person. No matter how many times I think about it, it’s the same answer… I mean, it’s become a huge part of me.”

Applications are downloadable on our website at http://www.newurbanarts.org,due September 7th. 


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Upcoming Events at The German Club in Pawtucket

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Swingin @ The German Club with Eight to the BarFriday September 7 8pm

Drawing its musical influences from American roots music – swing, boogie woogie, rhythm & blues, soul, Motown, – Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, highlighted by female vocals

September 21-22

Blackstone River Oktoberfest

Come celebrate the beginning of OktoberFest with two days of great live music starting with Duke Robillard. Saturday brings seven hours of foot stomping, two stepping music plus traditional German food with plenty of Warsteiner Bock Beer on tap.

Bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, Sal’s grilled sausage and peppers & meatballs will be available for purchase

Friday Doors open 8pm $15

Duke Robillard Band

Saturday Doors open 4:30pm $25

The Stumbleweeds

Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

The German Club

78 Carter Ave Pawtucket RI


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Classes at 2nd Story Theatre

Thursday, August 30th, 2007


Actorsworkshop, the studio arm of 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, RI, presents two fall classes to kick start the new season.  Teacher and director Pat Hegnauer offers a scene study class to knock actors out of their comfort zone and demand the full spectrum of love in “Taking a Chance on Love”.  2nd Story’s acting company member and staffer Joanne Fayan works with the actors’ physical stage life in “I Hate My Hands” to electrify the entire body into action and to trust the strength of stillness.  Classes are held Saturday mornings from 10am – 1pm, September 22 through November 3 at 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market St., Warren, RI.  Tuition is $200. Call 401-247-4200 or email info@2ndStoryTheatre.com to register. All classes are for ages 16 and up.

TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE – Scene Study, Instructor Pat Hegnauer

Pat Hegnauer’s TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE offers many challenging explorations to the actor while working with scripts that demand a spectrum of LOVE in classical and contemporary drama and comedy. Actors will discuss, rehearse, and present scenes of falling in and out of love, jealousy, obsession, love turned to hate, sacrifice, suicide, and murder. All the juicy elements that continually test an actor’s ability to create truthful moments and remain focused on the action.  Finding the passionate action is the objective whether you’re playing Ophelia, Medea, Maggie the Cat, Heathclif, Romeo, Cyrano, or one of the contemporary heroes or heroines created by Sam Shepard, David Hare, and oodles of others.  No lying on stage will be allowed in this class! You’ll be expected to find the actions within the play’s story and atmosphere, and become totally believable to yourself, your partner, and anyone else watching, including the lighting guy. This class will knock you out of your comfort zone and teach you how to utilize your unseen personal strengths and vulnerabilities, and your partners.  Sound like fun? I guarantee you’ll be transformed. Some experience necessary.

I HATE MY HANDS – Physical Acting Class, Instructor Joanne Fayan

In Joanne Fayan’s class, I HATE MY HANDS, actors will explore the physical life of a character so that hands, feet, backside, neck and any other advantageous body parts work as one to support, not only your head, but the truth of the character and the text.  Those awful huge appendages that weigh about 80 lbs and hang off the ends of our arms are every actor’s bane… as well as the disconnected feet and the ever-shaking head. As actors, our bodies are our instruments and yet often we have no idea what to do with them.  Through exercises, scene work and monologues, we’ll connect with our bodies to electrify them into action and to trust the strength of stillness. 

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