Articulate Theatre Company Kicks Off 2014 Season with ARTICULATING THE ARTS: A THOUSAND WORDS, 3/17-18
Articulate Theatre Company is proud to be kicking off its 2014 season with Articulating the Arts: A Thousand Words, a riff on the world of classic painting, on Monday, March 17th and Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, as a guest production at Theaterlab, at 357 W. 36th St., 3rd floor. Tickets start at $25, with special packages available. Tickets are available online at www.articulatetheatre.com, and can also be purchased at the door. Running time is 2 hours inclusive of intermission.
Articulating the Arts is a benefit performance based on the notion that great art inspires beyond its own medium. Art changes and elevates our world, and ATC is committed to that mission. We are using works of art as a springboard and inspiration for writers to bring to life the soul of the piece they are moved by. Sculpture, painting, music, dance, fashion, architecture, poetry: each a genre unto itself, they now become the germ of creation brought to life through the magic of theatre. For this edition,Articulating the Arts: A Thousand Words, our playwrights are reacting to classical paintings. The evening consists of nine short vignettes - an inspired mix of humor, insight, and drama. Each picture is worth "a thousand words," but we kept it to short scenes instead!
Playwrights include Allan Knee (Finding Neverland, Little Women); Blayne Weaver (Weather Girl, Manic); Robin Rice Lichtig (Play Nice!, Alice in Black and White); Jamie Neumann (They Call Me Jack); Robert Verlaque (Icarus Sings, Endurance), William Locasto (NY/XY, TEST: Do You Really Want to Know); J.D. Laurence, and Jim Biederman (Whitest Kids You Know; Kids in the Hall).
Directors include Cat Parker (Artistic Director of ATC); Katrin Hilbe (Breaking the Silence, Salome); Bob Verlaque (Jealous, You Never Can Tell); Wendy Mae Shelton (Two Hearts to Handle, Ice Cream Is For Lovers; Jamie Neumann; Akia (Hellcab, Bug) and Eric Siegel (ABC World News Tonight).
Actors include Imran Sheikh, Richard Dezmond, Kelly Zekas, Kathy Towson, Bob Jester, Jill Bianchini, Marguerite Forrest, Matthew James Ballinger, Isabelle Dungan, Julian Elfer, Amanda Prasow, Sergei Burbank, Stephanie Seward, David Palmer Brown, Carolyn Seiff, Mary Monahan, Jen McGuire, and Michael Black.
This event will feature the work of master painters Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Lunch with the Boating Party) Vincent van Gogh (Old Man in Sorrow on the Threshold of Eternity); Gustav Klimt (The Virgin); Diego Rivera (Detroit Industry); Artemisia Gentileschi (Judith Slaying Holofernes); Johannes Vermeer (Girl with Pearl Earring); Edouard Manet (A Bar at the Folies-Bergere); Vanessa Bell (Still Life on Corner of a Mantelpiece).
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More details on the event are located at http://www.articulatetheatre.com/ata-event-page.html
Articulate Theatre Company is an ensemble based theatre company that thrives on being storytellers and using all the elements of our craft to vibrantly bring those stories to life. ATC is committed to challenging and connecting audiences and artists with clearly structured work that is intelligent, thought-provoking and visually striking. www.articulatetheatre.com