Sunday, February 27, 2011

Have you always wanted to write a play? Have you always wanted to Act?

    “Works in Progress”
 The New Playwright/Actor workshop at the Howland

If you are an Aspiring actor, a local professional, or just someone that is curious about the art form. If you are a published playwright, or an absolute beginner and interested in writing for the stage. Maybe you’re just a local theater artist that wants to network and keep up with the pulse of the Beacon theater scene… this monthly lab has something for you!
The second Saturday of every month Passing the Torch will present the Hudson Valley’s best up and coming playwrights as they develop their works for future productions. Great local actors will read these works. It makes a great evening of compelling entertainment.

There will be a wide variety of plays from Dramas to Musicals, and the selection will be based on the theme of the Month. March is St Patty’s Day and International Woman’s Month so we showcase two local woman playwrights presenting their work.

Anna Mione’s “The Tea Party”
A unique look at history from a modern perspective about and then including Abigail Adams.

Deidra Dowling’s “The Dray Horse”
A family drama, set in Ireland, is about a young man that is sold into service by his impoverished family.

*Be part of the Creative process as the audience is invited to offer helpful and positive critique to give the writer some perspective. The lab schedule will be the same every month:

 6 to 8pm the lab portion where playwrights and actors are given time to  present a manageable portion of their work that is in development to get some feedback and perhaps some insight from another artists point of view.

8 to 9:30pm will be performances with more completed works and established playwrights and seasoned actors. This offers the aspiring artists something to strive for and to see firsthand what how far the art form can be elevated.

Saturday March 12th   The Howland Cultural Center  477 main st Beacon NY 12508
               $5.00 for the Lab. $10.00 for the reading. $12.00 for both.
                  (this is to pay our performers and keep the Howland’s lights on)
 For Information contact the Howland, or 845-901-6820
                                      Come Catch the Fire of Inspiration!

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