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Built on Stilts reschedules Sunday’s performance

On Sunday, August 20, Built on Stilts will start at 5:30 pm instead of 8:00 pm. The fireworks have been rescheduled to launch Sunday at 9 pm, so the dance troupe's performance will begin...

Choreographer Camille Brown explores black women’s identity in two performances

Camille A. Brown and Dancers are coming to the Vineyard for two performances that explore black American life. “Ink” explores culture and history from the abolitionist movement to the civil rights era, and from...

The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse gets the season started with big laughs

The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse will be offering an early treat for Islanders this year when it hosts two preseason shows, both comedy/dramas. “Been There, Still There,” will be featured as a one-night-only show on...

The Yard comes to the PAC

In a showcase of the artistic talents of the Yard’s executive director and co-producer Alison Manning and director of Island programs and education Jesse Keller comes Dance the Yard. DTY will end the Yard’s...

The Yard serves up everything from hip-hop to ballet to traditional Indian dance this...

The Yard, the Island's dance residency and performance facility, recently announced the lineup for its summer season. As always, it's an impressive roster of contemporary dance groups and individuals who represent some of the...

The Yard's season's offerings

The Yard, the Island's dance residency and performance facility, recently announced the lineup for its summer season. As always, it's an impressive roster of contemporary dance groups and individuals who represent some of the...

An April Fool’s not-foolin’ dance at the Artist Studio in Edgartown

What could be cooler than to have a cathedral-size dance studio on your own property? Especially if you’ve been passionate about dance your whole life? This is the lucky fate of Sally Cohn, dancer,...

Peter Luce Play Readers bring on the belly laughs

For the past 22 years, a group named the Peter H. Luce Play Readers has been meeting every Wednesday morning at the Tisbury Council on Aging for one purpose: to read and discuss plays....

Pathways ‘We Dance’ series gets bodies in motion

There's always something new at Pathways at the Chilmark Tavern. The arts incubator and performance space hosts a range of artistic endeavors, including a weekly poetry and prose series and regular music and video...

Year in Review: Performance

So much to do, so little time. Every year performers of all sorts visit the Vineyard from New York, Boston, and all over. Unfortunately, most arrive in the short span of two months that...

Over the river and ‘Into the Woods’

Students from Tisbury School got into the fairy tale spirit of the holidays last Friday and Saturday with a “junior” version of the smash musical play “Into the Woods.” Dylan Biggs and Alison Custer played...

Vineyard Haven library hosts reading of Sinclair Lewis’s topical play ‘It Can’t Happen Here’

Nobel Prize-winning American author Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951) had a number of axes to grind, and one of them was a hardly surprising denouncement of Adolf Hitler’s activities in Germany. In 1935, Lewis...

Exploring Rasa Sol dance class with Christina Montoya

This past Tuesday night, I found myself in a room with a handful of women stomping our feet, rolling our hips, and twirling our arms to Prince’s “Erotic City.” Islander Christina Montoya, a dance...

Friendships, collaborations, and new paths are forged through internships at the Yard

The Yard, Chilmark’s nonprofit contemporary artist residency and dance performance center, began its official internship program in 2011. Summer interns submit applications in a highly competitive nationwide search beginning each fall. Applicants do not...

“The Second Girl” is the final play of the season at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

There’s probably no theatergoer alive who hasn’t seen at least one production of Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece, “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” an autobiographical portrait of the playwright’s own family, set in pre-World War I...

Charlie Nadler lit up Alex’s Place with laughs

Island-born and -raised Charlie Nadler is making his mark as a standup comic in New York City, but he hasn't forgotten his roots. Every summer, Mr. Nadler, son of former TV comedy writers Marty...

Artists rise together through Yard events

A.R.T. on the Vine (Artists Rising Together on the Vineyard) is a celebration of an Island community of creators and performers who have found their way up-Island to the rustic stage and acoustical surround...

Patti Lupone sings the swan song for the Broadway Concert Series season

Broadway legend Patti Lupone will close out Martha’s Vineyard’s inaugural Broadway @ concert series this Friday, September 2. The Vineyard shows are an extension of the popular nationwide Broadway @ series which founder Mark Cortale...

Dance theater gets big at the Yard

The Yard is preparing to wrap up its summer season, with only a handful of events scheduled through the end of August and into September. Big Dance Theater, a Bessie, Obie, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance...

Performance will channel Dr. King at Union Chapel

The organization Ordinary People Project will bring a unique performance to the Vineyard this weekend. On Saturday night, actor Gerald C. Rivers will present “An Intimate Evening with Dr. King,” a one-man show in...