Shauna and Christa were on the WAMC Roundtable this morning – a nice interview talking about Voice Theatre’s history and the upcoming Summer Youth Workshops. Check out the audio on the WAMC website.
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.
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!
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.
3rd Annual Spring Reading Series
Thursday Evenings: March 31, April 7, 14 and 21
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
by Amy Herzog, directed by Peter Studlo
written and directed by Sharon Breslau
End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer
June 9–26, 2016
Thursday–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
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
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
Sunday Matinee 2pm
$25 general admission, $20 Student and Senior
Historical Landmark Gets Renovation
Read full article by Violet Snow in the WOODSTOCK TIMES, April 2015.
All events except the Spring Reading Series will be held at the Byrdcliffe Theater just minutes from the center of town.
380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY 12498