Ring In 2019 At The Sheen Center! Lineup Of Events Announced

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Ring In 2019 At The Sheen Center! Lineup Of Events Announced

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced its 2019 winter/spring season, a rich program of theater, film, music, poetry, art, and talk events featuring artists and thought leaders including Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter;Tony Award winner Lena Hall; Grammy Award-winning musician and recording artist Eileen Ivers; Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nomineeAlexander Gemignani;and journalist and former Wall Street Journal columnist Sohrab Ahmari.

Events will include the new Broadway Backstage series featuring Joe Iconis and cast members from Be More Chill, and company and creative team members from the upcoming Roundabout Theatre revival of Kiss Me Kate; anniversary screenings of milestone films Mississippi Burning and The Wizard of Oz; direct from London's West End, the U.S. premiere production of All Our Children; an in-depth exploration of the Morgan Library & Museum exhibition Inside Tolkien: Maker Of Middle-earth; as well as special talk events tackling topical national themes including race, faith, the disabled, and more.

Tickets/reservations for all events at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, at the corner of Elizabeth Street) areavailable online at SheenCenter.org, by phone at 212-925-2812, or in-person at The Sheen Center box office.

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (www.sheencenter.org) is a New York City arts center located in NoHo that presents a vibrant mix of theater, film, music, art and talk events. A project of the Archdiocese of New York, The Sheen Center serves all New Yorkers by presenting performances and artists that reflect the true, the good, and the beautiful. Named for the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, best remembered as an inspirational author, radio host and two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality, The Sheen Center reflects his modern-day approach to contemporary topics. The Sheen Center is a state-of-the-art theater complex that includes the 270-seat off-Broadway Loreto Theater, equipped with five-camera high-definition TV and live-stream capability and a multi-track recording studio; the 80-seat off-off-Broadway Black Box Theater; four rehearsal studios; and an art gallery.

"The Sheen Center looks forward to welcoming the new year with a line-up full of intelligent, thoughtful, entertaining, and uplifting programming," said William Spencer Reilly, Executive Director of The Sheen Center. "Shining a spotlight on some of our programs, we've got great theater with the U.S. premiere of Stephen Unwin's riveting drama All Our Children, a revival of Eugene O'Neill's Ah Wilderness!, and the first full season of our Backstage Broadway series with cast and creative team members of Be More Chill and Kiss Me Kate. There's memorable music from Eileen Ivers, Lena Hall and Becca Stevens; compelling talk on International Holocaust Day of Remembrance, a look inside The Morgan Library's much-anticipated exhibition Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, authors' nights with Sohrab Ahmari and Sr. Nancy Usselman. We will unveil a new portrait of Cardinal Timothy Dolan by Irish artist Richard Hearns. We're happy to welcome Poetry in America featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter and an evening of ASL Slam Poetry with Douglas Ridloff; and sneak previews of new films and anniversary screenings and discussions of Mississippi Burning and the beloved classic The Wizard of Oz. And that's just the beginning. We invite all New Yorkers, whether liberal or conservative, believer or non-believer, to come and be engaged and entertained by what they're seeing and to celebrate the arts' ability to remind us of Fulton Sheen's mantra, 'Life is worth living.'"

Highlights of the 2019 Winter/Spring Season include:

THEATER

Eugene O'Neill'S AH, WILDERNESS!

Presented by Storm Theatre Company & Blackfriars Repertory Theatre in association with The Sheen Center

January 25 - February 17

Black Box Theater

Ah, Wilderness! is a classic American comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young man and his loving family in a small Connecticut town on July 4, 1906. Playwright Eugene O'Neill described it as "a nostalgic comedy of the ancient days when youth was young, and the right was right, and life was a wicked opportunity." $30

HAUNTED FILES

Produced by American Slavery Project & The Sheen Center

February 20 at 7PM & 9PM

The Sheen Center in collaboration with The American Slavery Project presents Haunted Files, an immersive evening of theater, recreating through audience interaction, performance, and talkback the history of scientific racism in America. Eugenics, the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics, is a controversial subject even today, especially after activities of the Nazi regime. Featuring a post show panel with Adam Cohen, author of Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck; Noah Fuller and Jack Tchen, co-curators of the original Haunted Files exhibition; and Judy Tate, co-founder of The American Slavery Project. $25

TWELFTH NIGHT

Presented by Frog & Peach

February 22, 23, 25, 28, March 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30PM

February 24, March 3, 10, 17 at 3PM

Black Box Theater

Fiendish pranks, public brawls, over-indulgence, and a cross-dressing romance--it's just another day in the loopy seaside kingdom of Ilyria! Beloved for 2018's hilarious Midsummer Night's Dream, Frog & Peach is ready to delight and appall you with Shakespeare's startlingly modern comedy, Twelfth Night! Come see why critics call Frog & Peach "the jewel of Off-Broadway!" Directed by Lynnea Benson. $24.95

LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WOMEN ANNUAL AWARDS

Presented by the League of Professional Theater Women

March 25 at 7PM

Loreto Theater

The League of Professional Theatre Women, an organization that has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards. LPTW's annual Theatre Women Awards are dedicated to promoting the visibility of the theatrical work of female artists and their contributions to the field, across all disciplines.

BACKSTAGE BROADWAY: KISS ME, KATE

April 1 at 7PM

Loreto Theater

Actor, music director, and composer/lyricist Alexander Gemignani hosts this new series that provides an inside look into the collaborative process and sources of inspiration that make creative teams and casts tick, resulting in bringing a show to the Great White Way. This evening examines the revival of Cole Porter's classic musical Kiss Me, Kate!, which is being presented in a new production from the Roundabout Theatre Company starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle, and musical direction by Paul Gemignani. Guests will include stars and members of the production team. $30/$40/$50

ALL OUR CHILDREN

Direct from London's West End, an American premiere presented by The Sheen Center

April 6 - May 12

Black Box Theater

January 1941. Nazi Germany. A terrible crime is taking place in a clinic for disabled children. The perpetrators argue that it will help struggling parents and lift the financial burden on the mighty German state. One brave voice is raised in objection. But will anyone listen? Stephen Unwin's debut play memorializes this overlooked aspect of the Holocaust, remembering the 200,000 children and young people who died and the brave few who fought against this injustice. Starring Tony Award® winner John Glover (Saint Joan, The Drowsy Chaperone, Love! Valour! Compassion! on Broadway; "Smallville"). Directed by Ethan McSweeny (Gore Vidal's The Best Man, A Time to Kill on Broadway). Talkback events follow Saturday matinee performances on April 13 & 27, and May 4 & 11. $50 previews/ $65 general admission

BACKSTAGE BROADWAY: BE MORE CHILL

April 15 at 7PM

Loreto Theater

This evening will look at the runaway success of the new musical Be More Chill, which started life at a theater in New Jersey, became a cult phenomenon with teens and young adults, opened off-Broadway, and transfers to Broadway in February 2019. Guests will include Joe Iconis (NBC's "Smash," The Black Suits, Broadway Bounty Hunter), who wrote the music and lyrics, along with members of the cast and creative team. $30/$40/$50

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Presented by EPIC

June 5 - 16

Black Box Theater

Little Shop tells the story of Seymour, a love-struck underdog and an outsider who, due to a coercive relationship with an opportunistic plant, accidentally steps into the forefront of his own life, climbs Skid Row's socio-economic ladder, and achieves celebrity -- by murderous means. This is the latest innovative and inclusive main stage production from EPIC, selected for its capacity to be elevated by a neuro-diverse cast. This tragicomedy of epic proportions provides company members a chance to play classic Broadway characters that are categorically denied them in favor of neuro-typical actors. The EPIC Players (Empower, Perform, Include, Create) is a nonprofit, neuro-diverse theater company that provides access, opportunity and community to artists living with autism and other developmental disabilities. $25/ Reserved with gift: $55

SHEEN CENTER THEATER FESTIVAL

June 19 - 22 at 7PM, June 23 at 3PM

Black Box Theater

Now in its third year, The Sheen Center Theater Festival celebrates the voices of emerging and established Catholic playwrights. The Festival operates from the premise that the work of a Catholic writer will provide glimpses of a Catholic vision, no matter what their subject. This year, The Sheen Center Theater Festival celebrates the voices of established Catholic playwrights featuring work by Caridad Svich (OBIE Award winner), Nathan Yungerberg(Cherry Lane mentee under Stephen Adly Guirgus), William Baer (Guggenheim Fellowship recipient), and Erik Ehn (Whiting Award winner). FREE - RSVP required.

MUSIC

Lena Hall

The Art of the Audition: From Falling Apart to Nailing the Part

Presented by The Sheen Center

February 9 at 8PM

Experience the ups and downs of a Broadway life through reenactments of Lena Hall's most unforgettable - and regrettable - musical theater auditions, from epic fails to career-defining "Nailed it!" moments. Featuring songs from Wicked, Cats, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera,Rent and more.

$25/$35/$45

Eileen Ivers

March 7 at 7:30 PM

Presented by The Sheen Center

Join nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle champion Eileen Ivers and her band as she celebrates all things Irish during the month of St. Patrick's Day. You couldn't have a better musical companion than Ivers. She is a Grammy-awarded, Emmy-nominated guest artist with over 40 orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, original musical star of Riverdance, performer with Sting, Hall and Oates, The Chieftains, 'Fiddlers 3' with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Regina Carter, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola, and Steve Gadd; a founding member of Cherish the Ladies, movie soundtracks including Gangs of New York, performed in front of presidents and royalty worldwide...this is a short list of accomplishments, headliners, tours, and affiliations. Fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. $35/$45/$55

BECCA STEVENS

Presented by The Sheen Center

March 22 at 8PM

The New York Times, describes Becca Stevens as "a best-kept secret" and "impressively absorbing." Her style has always evaded categorization. You'll hear pop, rock, R&B and funk side-by-side with traditional Appalachian and British folk, classical, world music, and jazz. Intricate instrumentation and rhythms seamlessly intertwine with vocals and melodies that work their way into your brain. Stevens has been compared to Björk, St Vincent, Tori Amos, and Joni Mitchell and is certainly making her mark on the international music scene in a big way, establishing herself as a long term and important artist for the future. Stevens' latest concert at The Sheen Center, after more than a year away from New York City, finds her cooking up some new magic that will find its way onto the Loreto stage. $25/35/$45

THIS LAND IS OURS

Presented by Mirror Visions Ensemble

March 31 at 5PM

"This Land Is Ours" is a sung celebration of urban, suburban, and rural life - its moods, landscapes and sounds. The music featured in this concert is by immigrants (Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith, Hanns Eisler, and Erich Korngold), women (Ruth Crawford Seeger, Francine Trester), and African Americans (Adolphus Hailstork, Brittney Boykin, Florence Price, and Leslie Adams), as well as by classic American composers (Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, and Pete Seeger). "This Land Is Ours" also includes world premieres from Mohammed Fairouz, Braxton Blake, and Harold Meltzer. The concert features Abigail Levis, mezzo-soprano; Scott Murphree, tenor; Mischa Bouvier, baritone; and Margaret Kampmeier, piano. $20 general/ $15 student

MIGRATIONS - MUSIC OF THE VIETNAMESE DIASPORA

Presented by the Vietnam Heritage Center

April 6 at 7:30PM

Loreto Theater

Vietnam Heritage Center presents a program exploring the music of the Vietnamese immigrant experience. Directed by trumpeter Alex Nguyen, the narrated evening will feature various artists blending traditional and modern Vietnamese music, accompanied by VHC's dance ensemble. This program is part of Carnegie Hall's Migrations Festival. $25

THE LAND OF PROMISE

Presented by George Heslin

April 16 at 7:30PM

Loreto Theater

Origin Theatre Company, New York in association with The Ulster Scots Agency and The Northern Ireland Bureau present this ground breaking celebration of the Scots-Irish and their gift to America. An evening of music, song and dance. Experience the ingenuity of how these inspirational settlers became pioneers, patriots and presidents. Written and Directed By George C. Heslin. For reservations, www.origintheatre.org or 212-925-2812.This program is part of Carnegie Hall's Migrations Festival. $35

FILM

MISSISSIPPI BURNING 30TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING AND PANEL WITH Frederick Zollo

Presented by The Sheen Center

February 4, 4:30PM screening, 7PM talkback

Loreto Theater

Seven-time Academy Award-nominated Mississippi Burning was a thriller starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe. The film is loosely based on the real-life case of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, an African American and two Jewish civil rights workers who were abducted and murdered in 1964. For the 30th anniversary, the film will be screened and a panel will be held afterward featuring the film's producer, Frederick Zollo, Keith Beauchamp and Michael C. Reilly, co-writers of an upcoming feature film about Emmett Till. In light of the racial divide that still exists in our country, among the topics for the panel will be how the film influenced the conversation about race in America when it was released and how it is still relevant now. $15

FORGIVENESS MAKES YOU FREE: A DRAMATIC STORY OF HEALING AND RECONCILIATION FROM THE HEART OF RWANDA

Presented by Frassati Society NYC & The Sheen Center

February 22 at 7:30PM

Loreto Theater

The premiere of the documentary on the life and work of Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga, a Catholic priest in Rwanda. Through this film, Fr. Ubald shares his message of forgiveness as a pathway to reconciliation and peace, a message he has steadfastly shared with thousands of his fellow Rwandans in the aftermath of the unspeakable horror of their country's 1994 genocide. His mission is to bring forgiveness, peace and reconciliation to the people of Rwanda through God's word and healing. The evening will include a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga,Katsey Long (Executive Producer/ Director), and other special guests. $20

HUMANITÉ: THE BELOVED COMMUNITY

March 3 at 7PM

Loreto Theater

Woven from the words, stories and original melodies of an incredibly diverse cast, saxophonist and composer Kirk Whalum and documentary directorJim Hanon's musical celebration channels the ethos of civil rights in a hopeful, uplifting, and compassionate bid for global harmony. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker. $15

EXCLUSIVE NEW YORK SNEAK PEEK OF BREAKTHROUGH

March 11 at 7PM

Loreto Theater

Based on real events, the film stars Chrissy Metz (NBC's "This Is Us") as a woman whose 14-year-old son falls into an icy Missouri lake. After being unresponsive to resuscitation efforts for more than an hour, the teen, defying medical explanation, regains a pulse immediately after his desperate mother prays for a miracle. A conversation with the director Roxann Dawson and producer DeVon Franklin will follow the screening. FREE - RSVP required

1939: A YEAR IN FILM TO REMEMBER -- OZ AT 80

March 21 at 7PM

Loreto Theater

Come "over the rainbow" as we kick off our "1939: A Year in Film to Remember" film series with a magical evening celebrating the 80th anniversary of MGM's beloved, The Wizard of Oz. The evening begins with a screening of the film on the Loreto Theater's big screen and followed by a conversation with noted author, film historian and Judy Garland and Oz expert John Fricke, who will serve as our guide down the yellow-brick road, sharing fascinating facts and stories about the making of this Hollywood classic. $20 Adults/ $10 Children

POPE VS. HITLER

March 30 at 7PM

Loreto Theater

Back by popular demand! The Vatican's silence in the face of Nazi atrocities remains controversial. But a key part of the story was untold -- the Vatican's covert effort to assassinate the Fuhrer. This special encore documentary screening will be followed by a discussion with director Chris Casell. It is for Sheen Center members only and purchasers of tickets to the play All Our Children. This event is currently available only Sheen Center members and All Our Children ticketholders.

EXCLUSIVE NEW YORK SCREENING OF THE DIVINE PLAN

April 25 at 7PM

Loreto Theater

In his new documentary, The Divine Plan: Reagan, John Paul II and the Dramatic End of the Cold War, director Robert Orlando reveals one of the least-known stories of the twentieth century. An unlikely pair, a president and a pope, who combine deep faith with political acumen and high-octane star power, and a plan that involves two assassination attempts, KGB scheming, CIA intrigue, and the final act to topple the Soviet Empire. To solve the mystery, Orlando interrogates a crack team of world-renowned scholars, politicians, historians and journalists including Paul Kengor, Douglas Brinkley, Richard Allen, John O'Sullivan, Craig Shirley, Steve Kotkin, George Weigel, Bishop RobertBarron, Anne Applebaum, Monika Jablonska, Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, HW Brands, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan. $15

TALK

INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

Presented by The Sheen Center

January 27 at 3PM

Loreto Theater

"On October 3rd 2011 at 8:30 AM, during the High Holy Days of the Jewish New Year, I walked into Block 24 at the Auschwitz concentration camp inO?wi?cim, Poland."So begins Dr. Allen Hershkowitz's memoir of searching for his father's history at the hands of the Nazis in the concentration camps. On the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, Dr. Hershkowitz and special guests (to be announced) will read from his memoir and discuss the lasting impact of the Holocaust in the awareness and prevention of genocide. $25

INSIDE TOLKIEN: MAKER OF MIDDLE-EARTH

Presented with The Morgan Library & Museum

February 12 at 7PM

Loreto Theater

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations, running from January 25 - May 12, 2019 at the Morgan Library and Museum. Explore this landmark exhibition with John T. McQuillen, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Printed Books & Bindings and organizing curator of the exhibit for the Morgan Library, and Holly Ordway, Ph.D., Professor of English at Houston Baptist University and author of the forthcoming book Tolkien's Modern Sources: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages.

Drawn from the collections of the Tolkien Archive at the Bodleian Library (Oxford), Marquette University Libraries (Milwaukee), the Morgan, and private lenders, the exhibition will include family photographs and memorabilia, and Tolkien's original illustrations, maps, draft manuscripts, and designs related to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. For more information about the exhibit, visit: https://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/tolkien. $20

BECOMING CULTURAL MYSTICS: AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR SR. NANCY USSELMANN, FSP

February 13 at 7PM

Studios A & B

How should a follower of Christ engage the popular media culture? By becoming a mystic! Sr. Nancy challenges Christians today to delve deep into the rich theological tradition of the Church as the root and foundation for recognizing the beauty of God present in all that is truly human. The cultural mystics of today point out those needs of humanity in the culture's artifacts in order to enter into dialogue and give us the ability to take a sacred look at the culture and offer the joy of the Gospel. $15

FROM FIRE, BY WATER: AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR SOHRAB AHMARI

March 13 at 7PM

Studios A & B

Journalist and former Wall Street Journal columnist, Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church. In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening. At once a young intellectual's finely crafted self-portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book signals a compelling new Catholic voice. $15

POETRY & SPOKEN WORD

POETRY IN AMERICA - ELIZABETH BISHOP'S "ONE ART"

Co-produced with Poetry in America, Leah Reiss-Denis

January 31 at 7:30PM

Loreto Theater

The live version of the PBS show will examine Elizabeth Bishop's poem "One Art." Host Elisa New welcomes guests, including singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, who will sing as part of the show, and poet Gregory Orr, as they discuss and interpret the poem. $35/$45

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH DOUGLAS RIDLOFF OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE POETRY

Curated by Daniel Gallant, Nuyorican Poets Cafe

May 7 at 8PM

Studios A&B

Douglas Ridloff is a poet and visual storyteller creating original works in American Sign Language (ASL). He is the owner, executive director and host ofASL SLAM, a monthly open mic event in New York City that functions as a space for the Deaf community to creatively play with ASL through poetry performances, improv, games, and storytelling, often bringing special guests from around the world to perform. Ridloff has brought ASL SLAM events to Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando, Jamaica, Cuba, Finland, England, Sweden, and Australia and at the Whitney Museum, the Jewish Museum, SITE Santa Fe, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Douglas has been featured on NBC News, Circa, HBO Vice, and CNN's "Great Big Story" for his work. $35

ART

THE GARDEN'S SECRET WEAVINGS: THE ART OF BRITTANY MILLER

January 24 - February 22

The Gallery at The Sheen Center

"The Garden's Secret Weavings" is a collection of art objects by Brittany J. Miller. Plant fragments act as bodies: interconnected, fragile, and holy beings moving through difficult worlds toward each other. Roots formed in gold-wrapped silk, crystallized copper, and wax become intertwined inside of landscapes built out of tar, mosquito netting, and leather. Ferns, roses, and onion bulbs float, become buried, and are resurrected as glowing, gold silhouettes and ghostly cyanotype shadows. Opening reception, January 24, 6-8PM. FREE

INSIDE THE DIVING BELL: WORKS FROM THE DADIAN GALLERY

Curated by Kiki McGrath, Center for the Arts and Religion, Wesley Theological Seminary

February 27 - March 22

The Gallery at The Sheen Center

Inside the Diving Bell is a series of collaborative paintings by Anne Emmons, Kiki McGrath, and Tim Timmerman. Living in different states, they created twelve works on paper by adding materials or imagery to a painting, and mailing it to the next artist for another pass. This shared practice became a spiritual discipline, each artist gratefully accepting what was given and gracefully letting go of control over the finished piece. Opening reception, February 28 24, 6-8PM. FREE

LITTLE DIFFERENCES: THE PORTRAYAL OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Curated by Fr. Frank Sabatté, CSP; traveling exhibit from the Museum of disABILITY History in Buffalo, NY

March 27 - May 3

The Gallery at The Sheen Center

This six panel exhibit examines the depiction of children with disabling conditions in a variety of formats across the ages. Whether appearing in works of fine art, literature, media campaigns or in popular culture, these children were intended to rouse the audience to action. "Little Differences" is an opportunity to assess modern perceptions of disability through the prism of historical imagery. This exhibit is on loan from the Museum of DisABILITY History in Buffalo, New York and is an accompaniment to the stage production of All Our Children. Opening reception, March 28 24, 6-8PM. FREE

THE CARDINAL'S PORTRAIT: THE ART OF RICHARD HEARNS

May 8 - May 22

The Gallery at The Sheen Center

(The official presentation of the Cardinal's portrait will take place on May 22 in The Loreto Theater)

Regarded as one of Ireland's leading contemporary artists Richard Hearns returns to The Sheen Center for the unveiling of His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan's official portrait. Accompanying the portrait will be a number of smaller studies in oil. The formal unveiling ceremony will take place on May 22 and be accompanied by a VIP screening of a short documentary on the creation of the painted portrait. Opening reception, May 9 24, 6-8PM. FREE

THE NEW EPHESUS: THE ART OF REX HAUSMANN

May 29 - June 28

The New Ephesus started in a physical place - New York City as compared to ancient Ephesus. One a living city the other abandoned. Both cities were founded on trade and commerce. The Dutch, Ephesus by the Ionians, founded New York. But The New Ephesus has ended up not being a place but an ideal. The New Ephesus, like the subject of time in New York, is relative. Opening reception, May 30 24, 6-8PM. FREE

MINI-COURSE

IMPROV FOR EVERYONE

Presented by Paul Valenti

February 25 - April 1, 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Studio C

If you are new or want to tune your tools, our introduction to improv concentrates on connections and how to stay grounded. We'll focus on character creation, object/environment work, and most importantly, working as an ensemble. We believe improvisation can be used in everyday life; whether you are performing on the stage, priming for an audition, or connecting with co-workers. Tuition is $199 for 6 classes including Graduation Ceremony on April 5, 2019. Limited to 10 students.

IMPROV FOR EVERYONE II: GROUNDED

Presented by Adam Hamway & Paul Valenti

February 27 - April 3, 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Studio C

Improv for Everyone II are for people who have taken improvisation classes in the past. You will learn to create grounded scenes by pulling from the height of your intelligence. Along the way you will learn how to develop characters and even impressions/impersonations. You will expand your mental and physical abilities that will enhance your everyday interactions. Tuition is $199 for tuition for 6 classes including Graduation Ceremony on April 5, 2019. Limited to 15 students.

1939: A YEAR IN FILM TO REMEMBER

March 26, April 2, 9 at 7PM

Studios A & B

Many historians and cineastes consider 1939 as the greatest year in the history of Hollywood filmmaking. In this three-part series, author, professor and film historian Fr. Robert Lauder will explore a trio of classic movies from that year, discussing the productions, personalities and moral themes involved, accompanied by clips from the films. The movies are Love Affair starring Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne, directed by Leo McCarey (March 26); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Claude Rains, directed by Frank Capra (April 2) and Ninotchkastarring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas, directed by Ernst Lubitsch (April 9). Attendees are expected to view films on their own prior to each session. $10 each/ 3 for $25

ROBERT MCKEE'S STORY SEMINAR & TV DAY

April 11 - 13 (Story Seminar), April 14 (TV Day), 9AM - 7:30PM

Loreto Theater

STORY: Robert McKee has championed writers for three decades. In McKee's three-day 'rite of passage' STORY seminar, he teaches the substance, structure, style, and principles of story. Story is ideal for Screenwriters, TV Writers, Novelists, Playwrights, Filmmakers, Directors, Producers, Documentary Makers, Actors and more. TV DAY: Storytelling on television has entered a new era-its Golden Age. TV has progressed further than the big screen in recognizing the importance of writers, giving them creative power and financial reward. Robert McKee's TV Day brings you the tools and the knowledge to master the television's long form storytelling challenges. Register at: www.mckeestory.com/register. $865 (Story) & $325 (TV Day) - Discount applies if attending both.

The full winter/spring 2019 lineup of Theater, Live Music, Film, Talk, Poetry and Gallery events is available online at www.SheenCenter.org.



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