Noteworthy events

— Photo courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Museum

Two auditions for Playhouse productions

The Vineyard Playhouse is holding auditions for Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) actors on Monday, May 7, from 10 am until 4 pm.

Roles are available in two shows: “The Screenwriter’s Daughter” by Larry Mollin and “Fenway: A Vineyard Love Letter” by Randal Myler. These shows will be performed in other Island venues, since The Playhouse renovations are not expected to be complete until late fall.

In addition, The Playhouse will hold open auditions for two outdoor Shakespeare shows on Saturday, May 12, from 10 am until 2 pm at the Tisbury Amphitheater off State Road in Vineyard Haven. “Romeo & Juliet,” directed by MJ Bruder Munafo and “Twelfth Night,” directed by Chelsea McCarthy, will both run in repertory from July 18 through August 18. Energetic non-union actors of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to prepare a short Shakespearean monologue (under two minutes) for the audition. Teens will be considered for roles in both plays.

For more information on either audition, please visit or contact Geneva Monks at

All aboard the Privateer Lynx

In collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Sail Martha’s Vineyard, and the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a replica of the original Privateer Lynx is coming to Vineyard Haven. The Museum invites all to tour the 76-foot schooner, learn about its involvement in the war from crew dressed in period clothing, and help fire the cannons to salute the Island on Friday, May 18, from 5 to 7 pm.

Tickets are $25; free for children under 12. Call 508-627-4441 or email

The Reel Blues Fest

MVY Radio, 92.7 FM, is venturing off the Island next weekend, May 12, to The Reel Blues Fest at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth. The fest features musicians Kate Taylor, Jonathan Edwards, James Montgomery with Bruce Marshall, and the Jason Spooner Trio, starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $35. For more information, email or call 508-495-3456.

Noli on ‘The Point’

Noli Taylor, coordinator of Island Grown Schools, will be in studio with WCAI and WNAN’s Mindy Todd on “The Point” on May 9, from 9:30 to 10 am (90.1 FM). Ms. Taylor will talk with Ms. Todd about gleaning local produce for cafeterias, school gardens, and IGS’s participation in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day on May 19.

For more information, email

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