Saturday, August 8, 2020

Theater & Dance

‘The Freedom Project’ channels voices from behind bars

This weekend, the Yard is sponsoring the latest in its off-season performances by visiting artists. “The Freedom Project,” a multidisciplinary production, focuses on the issue of mass incarceration, a subject which has recently been...

The 1920s roar onto the PAC stage with ‘Chicago: The Musical’

Catch Chicago this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Performing Arts Center.

‘4 the Love’ mixed-media social amps up Island nightlife

Updated 12 pm, Feb. 10 Music, comedy, an art exhibit, farm-fresh food — an upcoming fundraiser has it all. The “4 the Love” mixed-media social is a benefit for MV@Nite, an art, culture, and entertainment...

Move more at the Yard’s community dance class

On Thursday, the Oak Bluffs Public Library hosted its first community dance class put on by the Yard, the contemporary dance and performance center based in Chilmark. The Yard instructor Danielle Doell described the event...

Spin through time at Spindrift’s winter recital, ‘66’

Updated: 2:30 pm, Jan. 28 This weekend, the 1960s will be revisited in the first annual winter dance recital from Spindrift Studios. The show's title, 66, refers to the year, not the route, and most...

Shakespeare gets a shakeup

Shakespeare for the Masses is an Island institution, known for appropriating the Bard’s plays as quick and easy-to-understand comedies. Since 2008, co-creators Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy have adapted a number of Shakespearean dramas,...

Year in Review: Performance

Award winning plays and playwrights complemented local productions for a dazzling year of performance arts

One man, three performances: ‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to Katharine Cornell

A special one-man production of “A Christmas Carol,” starring Neil McGarry of the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company, will come to the Katharine Cornell Theatre for three performances on Dec. 11 and 12. Mr. McGarry founded...

A delightful nut to crack at the PAC

A holiday tradition gets a fresh take as the Yard presents “Nut/Cracked” this weekend at the Performing Arts Center. Based on the classic Tchaikovsky score and the ballet featuring a fantasy story of a...

A Wicked winter ahead at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

A bit of laughter and feel-good entertainment was much appreciated last Saturday night by an audience just absorbing the shock of Friday's news from Paris. The Wicked Good Musical Revue at the Martha's Vineyard...

Art and dance meet Halloween: Yard performers in a fright fest at the old...

It doesn’t take a Hollywood set designer to transform the old Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven — recently purchased by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, and sitting like a derelict Tara on a hill overlooking...

Side notes from the Side Yard

A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and cultures. She currently serves as development intern at the Yard, a...

Moving to the ocean: Pathways Projects presents OceA Wilderness at the Yard

Marianne Goldberg, artistic director and founder of Pathways Living Room Studios, and the Yard invite the Island community to a showing of OceA Wilderness, Ms. Goldberg's choreography culled from experiences at the ocean's edge. Ms....

Tribal Baroque brings drama and dance to Union Chapel

The “prayforming duo” Tribal Baroque premiered their new commissioned work, “Esh & Ee-ay” at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs over the long holiday weekend. Eccentric performers Thoth and Lila’Angelique, along with narrator Suzzanne...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this past May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and cultures. She currently serves as development intern at the Yard,...

Tribal Baroque returns

Last year, audiences were wowed by the spectacle known as Tribal Baroque — the very colorful and multitalented duo from New York whose unique blend of dancing, virtuoso violin playing, singing, chanting, and other...

Monday Night Specials: Good for entertainment and stimulating conversation

Live theater is always a treat. The excitement of watching a story unfold on the stage in real time is a thrill that can't be replicated by watching a film. There's the shared-experience aspect...

The Yard prepares for the Bang Group

This week the Bang Group will present two shows of rhythm-driven works at the Yard’s Patricia N. Nanon Theater in Chilmark. According to a press release, the Bang Group's performance will feature a variety of...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this past May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and cultures. She currently serves as development intern at the Yard,...

Two one-man shows with many stories to tell

“Words are very important in expressing our understanding of life and questions of identity and who we are in the world. I believe in the power of telling our stories and discovering where we often get stuck in what is painful and traumatic.”