Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Connecticut Arts Connections

CONNECTICUT FORUM


Racism

Isn't it time we had an honest conversation
about racism?


RACISM
Thurs., Dec 3, 2015
8 pm at The Bushnell

Eric Garner. Sandra Bland. Michael Brown. Baltimore protests. Police. White privilege. Institutional racism. Racial profiling. "Post-racial." Black Lives Matter.
Let's talk about it. 
Be part of a candid conversation about power, privilege, and prejudice in the context of history, current events, and personal experience.
All Forums LIVE at The Bushnell. VIP ticket packages available.
Click here for tickets or call 860-509-0909. 
SHAKESPEARE ON THE SOUND
Claire Kelly has been with Shakespeare on the Sound for the past five years as the Artistic Associate and Director of Education. She has directed two main stage shows with the company, As You Like It (2013) and The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (2014). Claire co-created and directed Shakespeare on the Sound's K-5 touring production Let's Play Shakespeare!, and directed their anti-bullying program Speaking Daggers. Claire has assembled and lead the young adult Apprentice program for the past three years. She has worked at the Guthrie Theater, The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, the Ordway Music Theater, and the George Street Playhouse, among others. Claire was the Director of Drama at Proctor Academy in New Hampshire. She holds a Masters of Arts degree from New York University in Educational Theater. Claire currently resides in New Canaan. She has two children, a dog named Ophelia, and a tortoise named Romeo. 

YALE INSTITUTE
Online submissions are being accepted beginning today through January 8 for the 2016 YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Brokaw, two original music theatre works will be selected for the 2016 Institute’s summer lab, which will take place June 12–26 in New Haven. Online applications are being accepted now through January 8, 2016, 11:59PM (EST) at drama.yale.edu/YIMT.

HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center have signed a new, five year agreement to host the Talcott Mountain Music Festival at Simsbury Meadows through 2020.

AT THE KATE
Salt Marsh Opera: Madame Butterfly and Aladdin are among the offerings this November at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural arts Center in Old Saybrook.

Saturday, November 14
8 pm
The Kate 300 Main St., Old Saybrook$25 ~ 877-503-1286http://www.thekate.org

MARK TWAIN HOUSE
B-side Media Group in collaboration with The Mark Twain House and Museum presents "Bigger Thank Hip Hop: A Dialogue on Hip Hope Culture and #Black Lives Matter"--a conversation with best selling author/Sundance filmmaker MK Asante, Hip Hop Activist/Journalist Rosa Clemente, and Capital Community College Professor Femi Bogle-Assegai. They will be discussing the #Black Lives Matter movement, Hip Hop's Social responsibility, and the roles that the black community plays to set the tone for change.

This event takes place on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 pm at The Mark Twain House and Museum. 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford.Tickets for this event are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $15 for students with ID. Please call (860) 247-0998 or visit marktwainhouse.org and click on Events.

TRINITY COLLEGE"Funny You Should Ask.... The Kafka Project," a new work directed by Michael Preston ("Fräulien Maria") and created with Trinity College students, will be presented at Trinity College, Nov. 5, 6, and 7, at 7:30 pm.

Using excerpts from short stories by Franz Kafka (1883-1924), "Funny You Should Ask...." presents themes in the German language writer's work through clowning, vaudeville, and silent film. Admission is free although tickets are required: 860-297-2199. 


 

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