Monday, September 10, 2012

Connecticut Arts Connections This Week

Long Wharf Theatre is holding open auditions for Equity and non-Equity actors this month. Local EQUITY actors, ages 18+, are invited to audition for the 2012/2013 Season at the Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. Actors will be seen at the theater from 10 am to 1:30pm and 2:30 to 6 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and Thursday, Sept. 20.
Local NON-EQUITY actorswill be seen at the theatre from 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Actors should prepare one classical monologue and one contemporary monologue, not to exceed three minutes in combined length. All actors should bring a current resume and headshot. While walk-ins will be accommodated, appointments are recommended and may be made beginning today by calling the Long Wharf Box Office at 203-787-4282 between 10 am and 5 pm. For more information: www.longwharf.org.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Featuring the Music of Neil Sedaka
Sept. 26– Oct. 14
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St., Ivoryton. Tickets: 860-767-7318; www.ivorytonplayhouse.org. $40 adults/ $35 seniors/ $20 students/$15 children
Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm; Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm; Friday and Saturdayevenings at 8 pm.
Dalton Ghetti's 300 Tears Photo:
 Sloan T. Howard Photography
Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum of Art, commemorates the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 by presenting the exhibition Dalton Ghetti: 9-11 Memorial (3000 Tears), which opens on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, and is on view through October 13, 2012. This exhibition marks the launch of the Bellarmine Museum’s new “pop-up” art series, which highlights contemporary works by dynamic artists with little advance notice, at unpredictable intervals and for just a few weeks at a time, all for the greater enrichment and enjoyment of Bellarmine Museum’s diverse audiences. Mr. Ghetti’s exhibition includes 3000 Tears, his tribute to 9/11, as well as three other works: Twin Towers, 2007, Sewing Needle and Spool, 2003, and Church, 1990.
Artist Dalton M. Ghetti (b.1961) was deeply affected by the events on September 11, 2001; so much so that he was moved to create a memorial to honor the fallen by carving one teardrop every day for each of the victims. Averaging 300 teardrops per year, it took him 10 years to carve the 3,000 teardrops necessary to complete this project, entitled 3000 Tears. Using only his bare hands and a razor blade, and working without the benefit of a magnifying glass or other optical device, the Bridgeport, CT artist, whose studio is located in the Black Rock section of the city, carved individual teardrops from the graphite of pencils he found in streets and on sidewalks. The teardrops, each of which took nearly one hour to carve, are no larger than single grains of rice. Combined, they make one large, two-dimensional dark teardrop against a white background.
The 13th annual Breaking Ground Dance Series presented by Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and Dance Department opens with two performances by the New York-based artist alliance ZviDance, featuring the Connecticut premiere of the work "Zoom" on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 pm in the CFA Theater, located at 271 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. "Zoom" was created by ZviDance’s Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, the company’s eight dancers, video designer Tal Yarden, composer Scott Killan and lighting designer Mark London.  There will be a pre-performance talk with ZviDance Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner on Friday, September 14 at 7:30pm in CFA Hall, located at 287 Washington Terrace.
Voices of Afganistan. Photo courtesy of Wesleyan
 The 38th annual Crowell Concert Series presented by Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and Music Department opens with the New England premiere performance by the group “Voices of Afghanistan” on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 pm in Crowell Concert Hall located at 50 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. The concert also serves as the initial event of the year-long campus and community-wide exploration “Music & Public Life."

The 13th annual Outside the Box Theater Series presented by Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and Theater Department opens with an interactive performance by the Brooklyn-based group Anonymous Ensemble, featuring the New England premiere of the work "Liebe Love Amour!" on Saturday, September 22 at 8pm in the CFA Theater, located at 271 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. In "Liebe Love Amour!" the audience’s stories become part of the fabric of the piece as they help guide the spontaneous “choose-your-own-adventure” narrative, which is told by Jessica Weinstein ‘02, Eamonn Farrell, and Liz Davito, along with music composed by William Antoniou.

For more information on these Wesleyan programs call (860) 685-3355, or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

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