Improv Show for Kids

Improv Show for Kids

Nightmares were never so much fun. During the past two weeks the campers at Imp have been learning the ways of improv — the fast action, quick reflexes of theatrical art Yoda would be proud of. But who’s to say, once the mind is unleashed to improvise at will, how the subconscious will be affected.

On Friday, July 29, you are about to find out as the campers present The Dreams and Nightmares Show at the Edgartown School.

Shakespeare of Hollywood on Board

Shakespeare of Hollywood on Board

Each summer the folks at the Vineyard Playhouse host a series they call Monday Night Specials. This summer’s series began last Monday and runs through the summer to August 29. The idea is simple. Host one-night-only readings of plays. If you’ve never been to a reading, the experience is well worth it.

Tennessee Williams Tribute

Tennessee Williams Tribute

You know about A Streetcar Named Desire. You also know about The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Rose Tattoo and on and on. The work of Tennessee Williams is celebrated on stage and screen, but if for some reason you haven’t seen or read his work, the time is now.

Big Lady, Big Laughs, Comedy Tonight

Big Lady, Big Laughs, Comedy Tonight

Some call her Big Roz. Others call her Lady Roz G. Most just call her drop-dead funny.

Roz G. is on the Vineyard July 7 through 9, as the opening performer of a summer of comedy thanks to the folks at Knock-Knock productions. All performances take place at the Katharine Cornell Theatre located at 54 Spring street in Vineyard Haven.

Not Taken for Granted, Playhouse Receives Award

The Vineyard Playhouse has been awarded a prestigious $10,000 grant from the Shubert Foundation Inc., according to an announcement by the playhouse artistic director MJ Bruder Munafo and board president Gerry Yukevich.

Marty Nadler Stands Up, Island Ducks and Covers

Veteran Hollywood comedy writer Marty Nadler will be performing his one-man show, Very Vineyard 2011, at Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven, on Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m.

Mr. Nadler’s writing, producing and performing career spans more than three decades. In television, he served as script consultant for The Odd Couple, story editor and head writer for Happy Days, contributing writer for Sesame Street and guest writer for Saturday Night Live.”

Development Heaven

Development Heaven

James Lapine (pictured) has won the Tony Award three times for the best book of a musical, for Into the Woods, Passion and Falsettos. His list of other Broadway and Hollywood credits is long and illustrious.

Mandy Hackett is the associate artistic director of the Public Theatre in New York city, one of the most vibrant and important performance spaces in New York city and therefore, by extension, the world.

Camp Be-Someone-Else

Camp Be-Someone-Else

Be the star you know you are. The curtain is about to go up for summer theatre arts camp for ages 9 to 14 at the Vineyard Playhouse. Camp begins on Tuesday, July 5 and afterwards runs Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through August 26.

Camp directors Liz Hartford and Mac Young are returning this summer, along with Katharine Pilcher. The camps are designed to be small and nurturing with an average of 12 to 15 campers per week.

Silly Shakespeare Is Brain Candy

Silly Shakespeare Is Brain Candy

Where can you watch trained professionals and not-even-potty-trained extras take the stage together? The Fabulists’ theatre for kids, that’s where.

Playhouse Begins Capital Campaign To Continue Restoration of Theatre

The Vineyard Playhouse hopes to raise $1 million this summer in the first phase of a $5 million capital campaign that encompasses the renovation, restoration and expansion of the historic theatre on Church street in Vineyard Haven.

The restoration already has begun. With Community Preservation Act funds and private donations, the playhouse has installed new wood clapboard siding and windows on three sides of the building, and a new fire-safety sprinkler system.

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