Festival Playhouse Newsletter- Week 10 SP’21

It’s Week 10 and our last week of the school year, if I can get a little sappy over here about 2 things:

First, Congratulations Theatre Seniors! Of course every senior class is special, but I was hired in 2017 so this is the first class I’ve watched go from little wide-eyed freshman to full fledged adults ready to take on the world. I personally am SO PROUD of each and every one of you and on behalf of the department we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

Second, we have an amazing Prof that we need to lift up with the biggest “Thank YOU!” I’m talking about C Heaps. Not only did they take the daunting task to step into some of the biggest shoes left empty after the retirement of Ed Menta, but they did it in such a warm, thoughtful and collaborative way. C has dedicated much time and commitment to the department and this is their last quarter here. If you have taken a class, served on a committee, or been directed by C at some point in the last 3 years, please send them an email or note of thanks and wish them well. THANK YOU C!

Whoa….déjà vu? Yes, you heard this in week 9, it’s a repeat- so nice it needs to be heard twice. Put down the finals flash cards and soak up a little sun and art.​
On Friday (that’s tonight!), June 4 6-8pm Art Hop happening in downtown Kalamazoo. There’s so much to see and do during Art Hop they developed an app. Download the Kalamazoo Art Hop app on your smartphone to get the full schedule or go to: https://kalamazooarthop.org/​. May I recommend a stop by our own, Jon Reeves at the Parks Trades Center to see his blacksmith talents in person?June 4 and 5 is also Art on the Mall in downtown Kalamazoo, over 35 local and regional artistic booths to wander and shop and live performances as well. For more details go here: https://www.kalamazooarts.org/art-on-the-mall/

Well, that’s the last of 2020-2021 year’s newsletters. You are probably already thinking Summer thoughts. This is a reminder from your Prof to read over the break. May I recommend the entire Brother/Sister triptych of plays by Terrell Alvin McCraney? We will be producing Marcus, Or the Secret of Sweet next Spring and it would be great to have all that background info sitting in your head in time for auditions. I’ve got the McCraney plays on my list for sure but first, I think I’m going to finally get to a book I’ve had that’s just utter fluff. Seriously, I don’t remember the title, but it’s about…idk, romance on the Oregon Trail. All I know is some locked legs are sticking out of a covered wagon on the cover, and that feels about right for a beach read.

P.S. You also have my permission to read some utter fluff just for the fun of it.

Have a wonderful Summer everyone, see you next Fall!

Professor Lori Sands

Festival Playhouse Newsletter- Week 9 SP’21

Are you thinking about the end of the school year yet? Wrap up those papers and finish up those projects- you’re in the home stretch because it’s the end of WEEK 9 y’all!

Before we get down to all the amazing things happening this weekend and upcoming week, I want to give a big warm hearty CONGRATULATIONS to the cast and crew of Water by the Spoonful led by guest director, Bianca Washington who wrapped up their beautiful and emotionally powerful show this past weekend. It was a delight to see this Pulitzer Prize winning work brought to life onstage.

Graphic Design team met this week to work on poster designs for next seasons shows and I can’t wait to see the new artwork by our talented team: Chris Diaz ’21, Angela Mammel ’22, and Jorence Quiambao ’21!

Upcoming Events: 

Thursday, June 3 at 12:10pm, the Directing class is showcasing their work. Performances will be in the courtyard in front of the Playhouse. In the case of inclement weather, it will move into the Dungeon.

​More theatre going on, just down the road. Western Michigan University is doing outdoor performances of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this weekend and A Midsummer Night’s Dream next weekend at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts Miller Fountain Plaza. More info here: https://wmich.edu/theatre/spring-season

So much local art happening, set your calendars for June 4 &5! 

On Friday, June 4 6-8pm Art Hop happening in downtown Kalamazoo. There’s so much to see and do during Art Hop they developed an app. Download the Kalamazoo Art Hop app on your smartphone to get the full schedule or go to: https://kalamazooarthop.org/​. May I recommend a stop by our own, Jon Reeves at the Parks Trades Center to see his blacksmith talents in person?

June 4 and 5 is also Art on the Mall in downtown Kalamazoo, over 35 local and regional artistic booths to wander and shop and live performances as well. For more details go here: https://www.kalamazooarts.org/art-on-the-mall/

Everyone enjoy this last (upcoming week) week of classes before finals and the end of the school year!

Professor Lori Sands

Festival Playhouse Newsletter- Week 7 SP’21

Hello everybody and welcome to the end of Week 7!

We’re so excited for Water By the Spoonful coming up next week and speaking of Water By the Spoonful we still need ushers for this production; please contact Daniel Whitcomb, House Manager, at Daniel.Whitcomb17@kzoo.edu

As we’re thinking about our next show, we’d like to mention our ACTF nominees from last quarter’s The Compass. Emma Fergusson ‘22 and Matthew Swarthout ‘22 both received the Irene Ryan nomination for their lawyerly performances. In addition, Sam Ewald ‘24 was nominated for a Certificate in Stage Management and Angela Mammel ‘22 for a Certificate in Scenic Design for her work on the projections. Overall, our respondent thoroughly enjoyed the show and hopes we continue to make great theatre.

This weekend, Saturday, May 15th, at 7pm, K’s Monkapult and the Jazz Band will be performing as the opening acts for comedian Josh Johnson on the Quad. Only students can watch in-person, but streaming is available to faculty and staff. Registration is available here.

The Graphic Design Team for next season’s shows met this week! Thanks to Angela Mammel ’22 Chris Diaz ’21, and Jorence Quiambao ’21 for continuing this wonderful work for our department!

Rebecca Chan ’22 was asked to produce a track for a recording artist named Mt. Etna. No release date yet, but the track is done and we can’t wait to hear it!

The Arts Council is looking for volunteers to assist at Art on the Mall on June 4 & 5! Art on the Mall is a two-day, outdoor Arts Festival in conjunction with Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership’s JumpstART weekend. Volunteers can help with event set-up, clean-up, traffic monitoring, assisting artists, and more. Year after year, returning volunteers say that this is one of their favorite events of the summer! 

They are also looking for volunteers for Art Hop on the first Friday of every month. Volunteer roles for Art Hop include helping with set-up and clean-up, greeting guests, assisting artists, and more. This is a great opportunity to get those volunteer hours in and have some fun! 

That’s all for this week. See you next week at Water By the Spoonful. Get your tickets!

Festival Playhouse Newsletter- Week 6 SP’21

Internships available!
Check out Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, MI: bluelake.org as well as Meadow Brook Theatre, MI.
Stop by and check out the postings on the bulletin boards near the main office for more information and ideas!

Art Hop tonight!-Friday, May 7. Enjoy a walk downtown to the different galleries. Jon’s studio, Combat Ready Art, is in the Park Trades Building.

Monkapult–Sat., May 15—outdoors! Stay tuned for more details!

Water by the Spoonful tickets: There are only a small number/night, so don’t miss the chance to see live theatre in person! Streaming options are also available. Please spread the word to your family and friends—and faculty! Check out our website for more info.

Ushers needed for Water by the Spoonful: To do our play, we need ushers! It’s a fun job with small time commitment! Please contact House Manager Daniel Whitcomb ’21 for more information.

Great music—live with the band, Blueback! Mark the dates for two gigs so far this summer. Please come if you can:
a.     Wednesday July 7, 2021 5:30pm-8:30pm: Beats on Bates in downtown Kalamazoo.

b.     Saturday July 17, 2021 6pm-9pm: Bourbon, BBQ, and Blues in Coloma -Mountain Road Estate Vineyard in Coloma, MI (more info on this as it becomes available)

More info. here.

Video footage needed: If you’ve got short clips you are able to share, we’d love to have some candids on our website! We also have been invited to submit videos to Theatre Kalamazoo (aka, TK!) for inclusion in two different professional videos we’re working on, so don’t miss this chance to celebrate what we do here in theatre at K. Send to festivalplayhouse@gmail.com with subject line, “VIDEO” by Wed., May 12.

Current students’ plans this summer (PLEASE SEND YOUR UPDATES to the TAO Staff too at festivalplayhouse@gmail.com, subject line, “UPDATE”):

Angela Mammel ’22: I’ll be working at the Ghostlight Theatre in Benton Harbor as the Scenic Design Intern for their second-ever season! I’ll also be helping with administrative duties during my internship, as well as filling various crew positions as needed throughout the three shows they’re doing that line up with K’s summer break (The Light in the PiazzaGuess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, and Much Ado About Nothing). 

Teyia Artis’21 has been hired to be the production manager for FaceOff Theatre Company (which, by the way, was co-founded by Bianca Washington!) and Ynika Yuag ’21 has also been hired as a director! 

Milan Levy ’23 will return to NYC to continue working for the Lee Strasberg Institute this summer before heading off for study abroad in Australia next winter/spring.​

Congratulations to you all!!!

Green Room and Seminar Library makeovers: Did you know we are updating these two special places? Check them out when you’re in the building…it’s exciting to see what is happening here! Thanks to Teyia, Ellie and Angela for spearheading these efforts!

That’s it for now—have a great weekend!

Festival Playhouse Newsletter- Week 5 SP’21

What a glorious day–and weekend ahead! Get out and enjoy the spring air and bouquets of flowers in gardens! Take a walk to WMU’s campus…the Waldo Pond (just a ¼ mile or so from our athletic center) is a great destination point, complete with benches near the water for reflection, and turtles in the pond to entertain. Swans usually nest near the west end of the pond too. ; )

Now on to the news of the week!

  1. Tickets are now on sale for Water by the Spoonful! Seats for both in-person as well as virtual performances will be available next week. Reserve your spot here.
  2. In case you missed it, our season has been announced! The 58th Season Theme is Black is Beautiful: An Ode to Black Life, Love, and Strength. The mainstage plays will be Well-Intentioned White People by Rachel Lynett (FA’21); Blacks and Phats by Kevin Renn (WI’22); and Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet by Tarell Alvin McCraney (SP’22). Thanks to PSAC for your involvement in this process.
  3. Check out the latest feature from Channel 13 about Steven Yeun (and including some familiar current students’ faces too!).
  4. Send your summer updates—plans, jobs, internships—to me to share in next week’s newsletter.
  5. Chris Ludwa has generously offered to host a one-hour virtual Q & A with a friend of his (the lead in Jagged Little Pill on Broadway) at no charge to the theatre department on May 14, 4pm. Contact Chris to get the link! (Theatre alumni have also been invited! Thanks, Chris!!)
  6. Some of our special spaces in the department are being renovated and updated! The Seminar Library hosts new tables and new (purple!) chairs and the Green Room will be a comfortable, cozy to wait before or during shows. Thanks to Teyia and Ellie for doing the selection and the Scene Shop Crew for assembling!

That’s it for now—thanks for reading, and have a great weekend! Don’t forget to invite friends and faculty to watch Water by the Spoonful! Invite now—watch later!

Best wishes,


Festival Playhouse Newsletter- Week 10 FA’20

Week 10/ Exam Week Newsletter

1.     Congratulations! You’ve made it this far and are almost done with the fall term! It has been challenging, but we’re almost to the finish line! Go, go, go!

2.     Aly Homminga ’20 directed a play virtually! She’s currently living in CA and plans to move to Japan in the spring where she will be teaching, directing, and acting. Here’s what she shared about the play:
“The play I am directing is called ‘Waiting for Doggot’ (yes, titled after the Beckett classic Waiting for Godot). It is a comedy that about a woman, Deninne, (played by LSTFI’s very own Sid Parker) and her mother-in-law struggling to co-exist when they move in together during quarantine. Their drama is juxtaposed with the life of Deninne’s dog, Bruce, as he struggles with no one playing with him. 

It is part of a larger festival for Imaginarium Theatre Company, a new theatre company based in NYC, dedicated to ‘creating stimulating stories for the modern world with environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive practices’ (from their mission statement). The festival is their inaugural fundraiser so they can produce more theatre in the future. 

‘Waiting for Doggot’ was presented yesterday, Saturday, November 21; it was the only performance of the production.

3.     By the way, if you are in touch with theatre alumni, please send their news our way so we can celebrate them more widely! (Thanks in advance!)

4.     Looking ahead: auditions for our winter production of The Compass, by Michael Rohd and directed by “C” Heaps will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, January 5-6, 7pm with callbacks on Thursday, January 7, 7pm. More information will be shared on our department website under “get involved/audition information” as it comes available.

5.     Local news: Theatre Kalamazoo is launching a marketing campaign throughout the city which will rotate features on member theatres accompanied by a message along the lines of, “Stay safe, mask up, and we’ll be here for you when this is over!” Discussion is also underway for more collaborations between theatres for future productions such as the one Face Off and Festival Playhouse did in producing The Mountaintop a few years back.

Best wishes with exams, and continue to stay safe: we need to take care of one another and we can do that by taking care of ourselves too.  That said, enjoy the holidays; next year, this will be a thing of the past. We WILL get through this together.

Peace always,

Festival Playhouse Newsletter- Week 9 FA’20

Dear Festival Playhouse Friend,

Only two items this week, and an “I’ll try to keep it brief” reflection from Lanny….

  1. Our world premier devised theatre piece, two years in the making, “K,” drops tonight at 7:30pm, here:  https://vimeo.com/477016317.  Wonderful online content by Rebecca Chan, here:  : https://festivalplayhouse.kzoo.edu/2020/11/04/k-program/  I hope you can tune in at 7:30pm
  2. Christina Diaz has an art fair that is completely virtual! The fair will be from the 12th-15th and here is the link to register for the event: https://marwen.org/event/art-fair-2020​.  Check it out!

And now for that Brief Reflection:

I cannot think of anything more challenging than being an online college student, leaning rigorous material, AND simultaneously devising, writing, and rehearsing a play production, all during COVID. And yet, that is what our Kalamazoo College students have done. A two-year project in the making – “K” – premiers tonight at 7:30pm.

The play was devised and written this past spring completely by K students, with Jens Rasmussen of The Bechdel Project providing exploratory scenarios of discovery, Emilio Rodriguez of the Black and Brown Theatre Company providing guidance and sustaining support, spirit, and camaraderie, and dramaturgy provided by “C” Heaps.  The play has REHEARSED this fall, with Lori Sands costume designing, students from WMU’s animation department providing content, and Cody Colvin of ColvinTheatrical bringing it all together.  The play explores whiteness, social justice themes, and who gets to tell the story.  This time, we get to tell #ourstory.

A shout out to ALL who have been involved with this project.  I can’t wait.

Do NOT EVER stop nurturing your creative spirit.  How we create may change.  How we communicate may need to adapt.  But the need to create never ends.  #luckyme to GET to work with people who #neverstop.

I appreciate each of you.


Festival Playhouse Newsletter- Week 7 FA’20

Dear Festival Playhouse Aficionado,

It’s week seven.  Ooooooofdah!!  It sure feels like it!  If you are like most students right now, you’re feeling stretched thin, stressed, a bit disoriented, and having a challenging time to just FOCUS.  I get it. 

While there is a LOT to read below on ACTF, this is a pretty short newsletter, so, onto the news:

  • We will be taking down the Kokoro link, but you can watch it for just a couple of more days here: https://vimeo.com/470842348
  • THANK YOU to EVERYONE who was part of the Kokoro production team – three SIP’s were part of this project (fantastic!) – and, I’m so proud of your great work.  Thank you.
  • Our devised theatre production, called K, has been in tech this week.  So, a shout out and huge thank you to all of the team working on THAT show (and some students worked on BOTH) productions.
  • As a department, we will not be participating in ACTF this year.  Previously I have sent out ACTF information for playwrights, and below, there is information for Design, Technology, and Management (DTM) students.  To repeat we will NOT be participating in ACTF this year as a department; however, if you as a student have interest in one of these areas (again, you can read below), you may reach out to me if you have any questions.
  • I was hesitant to include this link (I didn’t want it to appear to be self-promoting in any way), and, given the place where our industry is at, I thought it might be interesting for students to see a trailer for a project I worked on a couple of weeks ago.  It’s with the marvelous Dwandra Lampkin, who is absolutely brilliant.  The Conviction of Lady Lorraine:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jO5dux3JK9zb0oJwpd3H1J6ny41LtIMp/view?usp=sharing

Me too.  Hang in there, and if there is something I can do for you, let me know.

Have a great weekend.


KCACTF Region III — DTM 2020

To support all of the ways we have engaged with our art form this past year we are providing as many opportunities for DTM students as possible. Students can register for many of the same categories as in past years and the EXPO will be a public website and response sessions will be zoom webinars.  
Because so many shows have been cancelled or produced in alternative formats with altered design elements we are being as open and encouraging as possible for all solutions.  No matter how your design, technology and management projects were produced they will be eligible for regional and national awards. When registering you will choose one of the following:

  • Fully produced and performed
  • Fully designed but canceled 
  • Fully designed production then adapted for COVID
  • Realized production designed for COVID
  • Unrealized production
  • Other:  Please explain:______________

Regional Design Projects — These are not a separate category this year. However, the respondents will be prepared to respond to the selection of shows chosen for the design projects. These plays are listed on the website (note the different tabs for different years).
Registration Deadline: November 30
Presentation Upload Deadline: December 20

Design Expo

Each student will upload a presentation of their work:

  • Maximum 16 Pages
  • Maximum size and resolution is 18 x 24 inches, 300 dpi, 20MB 
    • 16:9 aspect ratio PowerPoint/Google Slides/Keynote is recommended as most your audience will be virtual.  
    • You may create this in any software. However, it must be submitted as a PDF. In PowerPoint and Keynote you can export as PDF. In Google Slides/Docs it is File->Download->PDF Document.
    • You may want to zoom in and show specific elements of your drafting in addition to full lighting plots,ground plans, speaker plots etc.. 
  • Audio & Video Submissions
    • Audio & video will not embed in the PDF.
    • Students with Audio or Video files will be given access to the presentation web site. 
    • You may upload 1 video up to 1 minute in length.
    • You may upload up to 6 sound files each no longer than 1 minute 30 seconds. 
  • Do not include the name of your school on any of your pages and try to remove as much as you can from your embedded images.
  • Stage Managers: 
    • For the call script and blocking notation please include 3-4 pages as a single PDF. Choose pages that show off your strongest work.
    • A letter of intent (AKA Cover Letter) including: your name, event/play/piece title with playwright’s name, a brief statement of your view of the “stage manager’s approach” that includes the following information: a brief statement about how you approach stage management, why you wish to participate in the regional festival, and your future goals as a stage manager. 

Presentation Schedule: The initial schedule will be done by January 5th. Each student will get a 5 minute time slot and then there will be a final presentation round where each student gets a 10 minute response session. In the first round students should keep their presentation to 1 minute, in the second round they may prepare a 2 minute presentation. AV materials will be shared by DTM staff from the presentation materials previously submitted. Students will not need to share their screen or playback media samples. 
2020 Categories:

  • Design:
    • Costume
    • Lighting
    • Scenic
    • Sound
    • Projection *regional award only
  • Allied Design & Technology:
    • Any design, technical, engineering, management presentation that doesn’t fit in the design categories above. 
    • *Projection design is eligible for national allied awards.
  • Stage Management

Design Storm

Design Storm continues this year.  As with previous years you will be engaged in collaborative designing a production from our list of regional plays in a limited amount of time. Registration is due by November 30. Teams will start work on January 6 and present January 9. 
Directors, Dramaturgs and Designers are encouraged to participate. 
This years plays are:

  • The Imaginary Invalid
    by Moliere
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    music and lyrics by William Finn, and book by Rachel Sheinkin
  • A Doll’s House
    by Henrik Ibsen
  • The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
    by Stephen Guirgis
  • Water by the Spoonful
    by Quiara Alegria Hudes
  • Necessary Targets
    by Eve Ensler
  • Dracula
    adapted by William McNulty

Tech Olympics

Tech olympics returns as an online trivia game show! Stay tuned for additional details!

Go to our website

Festival Playhouse Newsletter- Week 5 FA’20

What a glorious day! Get out and enjoy the beautiful crisp autumn air and bouquet of colored leaves! Take a walk to WMU’s campus…the Waldo Pond (just a ¼ mile or so from our athletic center) is a great destination point, complete with benches near the water for reflection, and turtles in the pond to entertain. ; )

Now on to the news of the week!

  1. Kokoro (True Heart) directed by Ynika Yuag ’21, with Stage Manager Teyia Artis ’21, Costume Designer Marie Townsend ’21, Scenic Design by Chris Diaz ’21, and with producing partner Cody Colvin ’18 opens next week! YES—we are doing theatre now, in this historic time! That said, we will have a link to the streamed production to view online—so we can all enjoy and appreciate the work of the company. Stay tuned for the link! Meanwhile, kudos to the company for working through all the challenges of this era, and doing so with good humor, perspective, and grace.
  2. Milan Levy ’23 has been accepted into the New York Arts program! Congratulations, Milan! For those of you who are new among us, this program provides students with the opportunity to actually work in the professional art world in NYC. Each year, students from K’s theatre arts, music, and art departments are selected for this opportunity. We’ll see how things unfold this year, but regardless, it’s an honor to be named, so CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN, MILAN!
  3. PSAC.  A reminder that we NEED student volunteers for PSAC – our Play Selection Advisory Committee.  Interested?  Please contact C.Heaps@kzoo.edu to be added to our Teams site.
  4. Here’s something cool – thanks to Rebecca Chan for sharing: “there is a new scholarship called the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program , and it’s specifically for BIPOC students pursuing degrees in theatre management, theatre design, and other non-acting concentrations.   If you ARE a member of Festival Playhouse, you are “getting” a “degree” in theatre management, theatre design, and “non-acting” areas.  We suspect we have many BIPOC students who would be great candidates.  Check out the materials, and then contact Lanny if interested.
  5. If you tuned into It Can’t Happen Here the radio play produced by Berkeley Repertory Theatre this week, you know how closely the story aligns with today’s political climate. Originallywritten as a novel in 1935 by Sinclair Lewis,then adapted in 1936 by Lewis and John C. Moffitt, the lines could have been right out Trump’s tweets of the last four years.All that is to say, one message of the play is, VOTE. Use it or lose it.
  6. ON that note, here’s some information if you have yet to register or cast your ballot: First off, are you registered to vote?

“YES”—GREAT! THANK YOU. What is your plan to submit your ballot?

“NO”—Good news! Since a 2018 state ballot passed, you can now register to vote, up to and on election day! Go to www.michigan.gov/vote  for details on how to register, or to confirm whether you have already registered.

Tuesday, Nov. 3: Polls open 7am-8pm; Kalamazoo Count Clerk’s office downtown is open until 8pm.

Information about the issues in this year’s election: www.vote411.org provides information about the election, the candidates, their response to questions posed to them and information about ballot proposals.

We hope you vote! Exercising your right to vote is a vote for democracy! Use it or lose it.

That’s all for now—have a great weekend!


Festival Playhouse Newsletter- Week 4 FA’20

Good morning Festival Playhouse Afficionado,

Yes, Yes, Yes I do know it is Monday of Week 5 – but I actually FORGOT to send out our Festival email this weekend, and with the weather as glorious as it’s been, I spent my weekend outside with the dogs.  It was glorious.  I hope you all have had a chance to enjoy the weather wherever you may be….

I DID want to share a few things with you for the week, hence the reason why you are receiving this on Monday.


Did you know that we are producing two plays this fall at Festival Playhouse? 

  • Kokoro | directed by Ynika Yuag
    • 10/22 | Weather Permitting – OPEN (Playhouse Patio) – Thursday – Curtain at 5p
    • 10/23 | Weather Permitting – Live Stream Performance – Friday (Playhouse Patio) – Curtain at 5p
    • IF SATURDAY PERFORMANCE NEEDED…. Saturday (Lobby – VERY limited seating at House Manager’s Discretion) – Curtain at 2p
  • “K” | our devised play directed by Emilio Rodriguez
    • We plan to roll this one out in 8th week.  Stay tuned!
  • It Can’t Happen Here |  Berkely Rep is doing a radio drama of It Can’t Happen Here.  We produced this chilling dramatized content from Upton Sinclair’s novel a few years ago, which eerily reflects the current political climate we see today.
  • American Dreams |  I had an opportunity to chat with the brilliant Jens Rasmussen this weekend about his production that has received great reviews. Check it out!


  • The American College Theatre Festival is accepting work for the regional festival… 10-minute plays, one-act plays, and full-length plays.  About 3 weeks to go before the deadline.  We have some GREAT playwrights here.  I hope you will consider submitting your work.  
  • Last day to submit to The Grand Theater.  Producing a two-day virtual festival this November called “The New Normal.” With the goal of celebrating creativity during uncertain times and supporting emerging artists, event will feature original pieces from five featured artists across any genre of the performing arts We’re accepting submissions until October 12! For more information, feel free to take a look at our Submission Guidelines and the New Normal Page on our website. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email Kate at kkreiss@grandtheater.org.

Last, the Lighting Director at the Sydney Opera House shared this article with me… A reminder of the importance of keeping ourselfs (sic) fully engaged and healthy. 

If there is anything I am able to do for you, please let me know.  We are always better together.

KEEP DOING THEATRE – we need you