The Mouse King’s Speech

The Mouse King’s Speech

The Urban Nutcracker takes a legendary and much loved holiday ritual and turns it on its head. Literally.

Calling Writers, Directors

Calling Writers, Directors

The board of directors and artistic staff for Island Theatre Workshop (ITW) are accepting play submissions for the 2011 One Act Play Festival which will be held in March at both the Katharine Cornell and Grange Theatres. The ITW New Directors Studio also welcomes new directors for this project.

Interested parties may call Kevin Ryan at 508-627-3166 or e-mail artistic director Kaf Warman at kwarman@andrew.cmu.edu.

The Moth Is Drawn to the Vineyard

A member of the Moth’s general council recently checked in with the Gazette. She had a story to tell. But it wasn’t just any story. It was THE story. The Moth is coming to the Vineyard.

For those still basking in their chrysalis and unaware of the Moth, it is a storytelling series birthed about a decade ago in the bars of the lower East Side in New York city. True stories told live is their mantra, and now the Moth flies freely in many cities and on NPR as the Moth Radio Hour.

Not Exactly How F. Scott Wrote It, This Is Gatsby With a Twist

The stage was set with its characteristic flare of color. The cabin was packed, as always, with kids and adults pouring off the seats and onto the floor. Everyone knew what to expect from Camp Jabberwocky’s annual play — an uplifting spectacle well worth a hardwood seat. This year the Camp put on The Great Gatsby.

Vineyard Playhouse Shows Variety

The Vineyard Playhouse gets going this weekend with three very different performances, at three very different locations, too.

Shakespeare on the Half Shell

Nicole Galland digs Shakespeare. Really, really digs Shakespeare. And she wants you to dig it, too. No time like the present, either.

Tomorrow night, June 30, beginning at 8 p.m. she is hosting an event called Bard at the Yard at the dance colony in Chilmark.

Family Ties Bind and Constrain In Screenwriter’s Daughter

The Screenwriter’s Daughter, the current Vineyard Playhouse production written and directed by Larry Mollin, is more than a performance — it’s a resurrection of history.

Vineyard Playhouse Still Hopping

The Vineyard Playhouse may be under construction this summer, but that isn’t stopping them from putting on plenty of shows. First up are their Monday Night Specials, beginning June 25 and continuing throughout the summer. This year the shows are being held at the Hebrew Center, 130 Center street, Vineyard Haven.

Another Letter to My Love

Another Letter to My Love

First it was a book, then a movie and now a play being staged by the folks at Island Theatre Workshop. The story in question is I Sent a Letter to My Love, written in 1975 by Bernice Rubens, a Welsh writer who won the Booker Prize in 1970 and was again short-listed for the prize in 1978.

Curated Costumes

Curated Costumes

Featherstone Center for the Arts is paying homage to the Island’s rich theatre history with its current exhibit, The Art of Costume Design: Celebrating 30 Years at the Vineyard Playhouse. The exhibit is being guest-curated by Vineyard Playhouse artistic director MJ Bruder Munafo.

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