Festival Playhouse Newsletter- Week 3 FA’21

Hello, hello! 

Here we are beginning a new month, in a new era: we are together here on campus and can connect in person again. What a gift! Thank you for being here. 

So now for this week’s news and updates! 

  1. ArtHop! Tonight! 5-8pm Downtown Kalamazoo. Area artists’ work (all kinds!) will be featured in numerous galleries—mostly in walking distance from the College. Enjoy art and music with friends! No admission charge—just enjoy your community’s vibrance! Jon Reeves, Technical Director for Festival Playhouse here at K, has a studio  in Park Trades Building, 436 N Park St Studio 123. Check out Combat Ready Art here
  2. Skeletour! While you’re downtown for ArtHop, have fun taking photos with skeletons hanging out on sidewalks, park benches, or at a café! (Hey, you’re never too old to enjoy some Halloween spirit! BOO!) 
  3. Festival Playhouse t-shirts and crew sweatshirts are available in the Bookstore! Both feature our logo on the front, our signature thrust stage and motto on the back. Theatre that is always provocative. Theatre that is always thoughtful. 
  4. Ushers needed for both Unzipped (Week 6) and Well-Intentioned White People (Week 8)! Please contact Mabel Bowdle (Mabel.Bowdle21@kzoo.edu), House Manager, or Laura. Livingstone-McNelis@kzoo.edu if you can help us out! It’s a great way to get involved, make friends, become connected, and serve the greater community. Thank you for considering!! 
  5. Monkapult! Monkashops are held Tuesday, 10-midnight, in Recital Hall. Come and play fun improv games, or just come and watch! All are welcome—no experience necessary! 
  6. Monkapult Show! Homecoming Weekend! Week 5, Friday, Oct. 15, 10pm, Recital Hall! You’ll laugh your socks off! 
  7. Theatre Kalamazoo: Did you know we at Festival Playhouse are one of the co-founding theatres of Theatre Kalamazoo (TK)? TK is a group of theatres from the Kalamazoo County who share the love of theatre, and are eager to support one another’s work. You can get the scoop on all member theatres’ seasons at one website (easy, right?!): TheatreKalamazoo.com. Several are in within walking distance, so consider supporting thespians in the greater Kalamazoo Area and get out and see some shows off campus; you’ll be glad you did! 

That’s it for this week! Thanks for reading, and thanks for sharing! If you have any theatre or arts-related news you’d like posted here, just send it to me at Laura.Livingstone-McNelis@kzoo.edu. Have a great weekend! 

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