As the world continues to cope with a deadly pandemic, we struggle to find some sense of a 'new normal' and ways to combat the boredom of spending all, or a good part of our time at home. In a possible silver lining to the situation, artists and producers have begun to stretch their boundaries to create new and innovative entertainment, and the team at The Dark Zone Network is leading the pack!
Hershey Area Playhouse announces its first in a series of unique workshops, partnering with professionals who are currently displaced by the closing of Broadway. The first workshop is set for Monday, August 17. The Give Back to Broadway workshops pair the Playhouse with professionals from the Great White Way to benefit both.
Out of over 5,000 festivals in the world, Hip Hop Film Festival (https://hiphopfilmfestival.org) is the only festival to focus on writers, directors, and producers who grew up in the global culture of hip-hop.
Playdate, the first-ever online theatre company, is closing out their virtual play festival with original short plays featuring Marcus Scribner (Blackish), Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs), and Meg DeLacy (Stargirl).
La Galería José María Velasco (GJMV) del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL) presenta Cuentos desde tu casa, iniciativa que fomenta la comunicación, la creatividad y la distribución de saberes a través de la narración oral, en el marco de la campaña “Contigo en la distancia” de la Secretaría de Cultura.
For the third production in their 2020 Best Night Ever Online Virtual Season, Transcendence Theatre Company will present I Hope You Dance, August 14th through 16th, 21st through 23rd, and will be offered on the Transcendence Theatre Company website through the online platform YouTube.
Since launching in April, Smuin Contemporary Ballet has led hundreds of aspiring and professional dancers at home through more than 350 hours of Virtual Classes. The latest extension (August 10 a?" September 4) announces the continuation of these popular classes taught by Smuin dancers and alumni, providing all levels of at-home dancersa?"beginner, intermediate, and advanceda?"with Zoom-based drop-in lessons in ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and more.
The Show Will Go On! promises to be an evening of joy featuring more than 60 of Chicagoland's best young professional actors covering their favorite musical theatre songs. Chicago-area theatres have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic with many shows not set to open until 2021.
For the last month, Flushing Town Hall has allowed professional and novice artists to express their thoughts and feelings through art a?" and showcasing their work in an outdoor exhibition, Call and Response: Grief, Resiliency and Hope.
The Nash has opened enrollment for its all-female jazz musician program, Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising. Led by local musicians Mary Petrich, (saxophone) and Claudia Bloom (piano), Phoenix Jazz Girls is designed to provide mentorship and musical collaboration for aspiring young women interested in jazz.
Alison Mosshart (The Kills, The Dead Weather) will be releasing Sound Wheel, her first solo spoken word album as well as it's companion piece of her printed collection of paintings, photographs, short stories and poetry, CAR MA, this coming Friday, August 7th on Third Man.
vState Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick Cultural Center, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, and Above Art Studios present the inaugural New Brunswick HEART Festival on Saturday, August 15, 2020, from 3pm-7pm; hosted by New Jersey Radio Hall of Famer Bert Baron and Co-Founder of CPRLive, Sharon Gordon.
Legendary actor Ron Perlman (Hellboy), with a career spanning four decades, will join The Groundlings Theatre in a a?oeHappy Hour Salona?? to discuss his career in film, how he got his start in sketch comedy, his preparation process, auditions, jobs, and what keeps him inspired in times of struggle.
The Moonless Nights is a duet dreamscape-of-a musical collaboration between Adam Arcuragi and Jesse Epstein, recorded at the Moon Recording Company studio in Silver Lake, Los Angeles early 2020, before the quar.
Jordan Fisher, the currently star of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, stopped by Live with Regis and Kelly today to chat about the Broadway shutdown, his final performance in Dear Evan Hansen in March, and how he and his fiancee made the best of the date of their postponed wedding.
The Method Fest Independent Film Festival, known for its dedication to showcasing the art of acting, announced today a special rooftop drive- in experience hosted at Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks, CA. For the first time, the festival will take place over two consecutive weekends starting on August 21st through the 23rd and August 26th through the 30th.
Olivier Award Winner Leigh Zimmerman (Chicago,), Ain't Too Proud star James Harkness, Jaygee Macapugay (School of Rock) and Johann George are the initial guests on The Voracious Student. The new podcast launched on July 30 with four episodes.
Singer/Songwriter Maxie Mandel, 16, released her first original song on July 24, 2020 and got a quick response from fans! Based on her passion for music and her talent as a storyteller, 'RISE' is an inspirational anthem written to help everyone overcome adversity.
With diversity in all its facets at the core of the Cole Foundation's Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles (IC-CI) programme, Foundation President and Chairman Barry Cole has announced the latest round of grant winners.
The Music Center will launch a new digital series called For the Love of L.A., designed to celebrate the creativity of Los Angeles and support L.A.-based artists representing the disciplines of music, dance, visual culture and more.