Ron Morehead, Christa Trinler, Megan Bones, Sean Marrinan and John Lee

Spring Reading Series Continues with “4000 Miles” – April 7th

Our first reading of the 2016 season was a well-attended staging of Will Eno’s 2014 comedy, “The Realistic Joneses”, last week at New World.

This week on Thursday, April 7, also at New World we continue our Spring Reading Series with Amy Herzog’s 2013 Pulitzer Finalist, “4000 Miles”, directed by Peter Studlo. Come check it out – readings are a great way to meet local actors and hear innovative pieces being read, while chilling out with a drink or a few nibbles. Head over to Marc Maron’s interview with Patrick Stewart to hear him talk about the fundamental power of breathing the same air as the actors on stage, then come join us for this powerful and moving reading.

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The Garden Cafe, Woodstock, NY

The Woodstock Community Rocks

Our anti-bullying workshops across the Hudson Valley high school systems have been going really well, but it’s hard work for the participants and they wouldn’t get through without some fuel. We’d like to send around a huge thank you to all the local supporting restaurants and businesses – and the generous owners of those restaurants and businesses – who have supported our efforts by providing lunches for the students. Our friends at Oriole 9, Woodstock Meats, the Landau Grill, Garden Cafe and Joshua’s Cafe, all in Woodstock, have been instrumental in helping us keep our sessions happy, fed and focused. None of this would happen without you. We really appreciate your support and your contribution to the anti-bullying program.

Our efforts with local students will continue over the coming months with our Summer Youth Workshops at the Byrdcliffe Theater. The summer workshops are filling fast, so sign up soon!

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Voice Theatre Youth Workshops

March Madness

Voice Theatre’s 2016 season is warming up. Session 1 of our Summer Youth Workshops at Woodstock’s Byrdliffe Theater is already half full, but Early Bird discounts are available until May 1st. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn or hone your acting chops – the workshops are run by the Voice Theatre team of professional actors, directors and company members carefully selected by Voice Theatre.

Tickets are available for the Spring Reading Series by calling 845-679-0154. The readings are held on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm, beginning March 31st, at New World Home Cooking. The first reading is a presentation of Will Eno’s “The Realistic Joneses”, directed by Sean Marrinan. A staged reading has all the drama of a play, at a greatly reduced price, in New World’s casual and friendly atmosphere.

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Voice Theatre Season 2016

2016 Season

The 2016 Voice Theatre season is shaping up, starting the 3rd Annual Spring Reading Series and ending in October with the acclaimed Paul Rudnick comedy I Hate Hamlet.

 

3rd Annual Spring Reading Series

Thursday Evenings: March 31, April 7, 14 and 21

Voice Theatre Spring Reading Series 2016

Bar opens 6:30pm – Readings begin 7pm 
Exclusively hosted by New World Home Cooking
1411 Route 212, Saugerties, NY 12477

The reading series is a great way to see your favorite actors in an intimate setting, often previewing works that Voice Theatre will later mount as full productions.

 

The Realistic Joneses
by Will Eno, directed by Sean Marrinan

The Last Schwartz
by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Shauna Kanter

4000 Miles
by Amy Herzog, directed by Peter Studlo

Callista Jumps
written and directed by Sharon Breslau

 

End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer

June 9–26, 2016

End DaysThursday–Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

Our season opens with the main stage production of End Days at the renovated Byrdcliffe Theater. June is the perfect time to be in the Catskills, and the Byrdcliffe Theater is the perfect place to experience the rapture, in the company of emos, Elvis impersonators, a father who hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11, and Steven Hawkings.

 

Summer Youth Workshops

July 11–24, 2016

Voice Theatre Youth Workshops Students from 9 to 17 years old are welcome to take part in our Summer Youth Workshops in the newly air-conditioned, historic Byrdcliffe Theater in Woodstock. Two one-week sessions are offered.

Session 1: Monday–Friday July 11–15 ~ 9-3pm &
Saturday, July 16th – 10-2pm
Family & friends presentation on Sunday, July 17th at 2pm

Session 2: Monday–Friday July 18–22 ~ 9-3pm &
Saturday, July 23rd – 10-2pm
Family & friends presentation on Sunday, July 24th at 2pm
 

I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick

October 6–23, 2016

I Hate HamletThursday–Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

Acclaimed comedy by Paul Rudnick, directed by Shauna Kanter, at the Byrdcliffe Theater. What better way to honor the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, than watching a fading soap opera star struggle with the greatest role on the English stage, in I Hate Hamlet.

 

All events except the Spring Reading Series at the Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY 12498

 

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Voice Theatre Spring Reading Series 2016

Spring Reading Series

3rd Annual Spring Reading Series
Thursday Evenings: March 31, April 7, 14 and 21 – 2016

Reservations call: 845 679 0154 Tickets: $10 

Bar opens 6:30pm – Readings begin 7pm 

Exclusively hosted by New World Home Cooking
1411 Rt. 212, Saugerties, NY 12477

The Realistic Joneses 7:00pm March 31st
by Will Eno, directed by Sean Marrinan

4000 Miles  7:00pm April 7th 
by Amy Herzog, directed by Peter Studlo

Callista Jumps 7:00pm April 14th 
written and directed by Sharon Breslau

The Last Schwartz 7:00pm April 21st
by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Shauna Kanter

 

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I Hate_Hamlet

I Hate Hamlet

The Broadway hit by Paul Rudnick

Directed by Shauna Kanter

“…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious. Affectionately amusing about the theatre….”
New York Times

A successful television actor relocates to New York where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: he’s intimidated by the very thought of playing Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who arrives intoxicated.

“Pure fun.”  ~ LA Times

October 6–23, 2016
Thursday–Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee 2pm
$25 general admission, $20 Students and Seniors

Tickets for this event not yet on sale. To be announced.

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Voice Theatre, End Days

End Days

The hilarious comedy by Deborah Zoe Laufer

Directed by Shauna Kanter

A wonderful demonstration of skill and compassion.      Variety, NYC

Sixteen year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother is convinced CNN will be covering the end of the world any moment. Her new neighbor, a bullied sixteen year-old Elvis impersonator has fallen for her hard. Her only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all.

June 9–26, 2016
Thursday–Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee 2pm
$25 general admission, $20 Student and Senior

Tickets for this event not on sale yet to be announced.

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