February 26th - 8pm
February 27th - 7pm*
*with panel afterward!
[Note: This is not a production by TADA! Theater.]
Articulating the Arts:
Folk City Scenes
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THANK YOU to all who attended and made this event a
SOLD OUT SUCCESS!
Articulating the Arts
is Articulate Theatre Company's signature benefit event. It brings together our Company members and guest artists with unique works of art to use as a springboard and source of inspiration for new theatre works.
Our first session focused on playwrights taking one image and giving us "A Thousand Words." The second session took the images "Off The Wall" and put them on the stage!
For our third AtA, we decided to move from the visual arts to the musical arts, specifically
Our Guest Artists
Articulating the Arts was created to help our ensemble learn more about other artistic disciplines and use the inspiration gained from that to create new theatrical works. But we enjoy sharing our sandbox, and so we invited guest artists to come and work with us. For more info on guest playwrights, directors, actors, entertainers and panel members, please see below!
Entertainers and Guests
Carla Cantrelle - half of the duo "Wolf & Cantrelle"
Carla Cantrelle has been singing folk material professionally since she was a teenager, performing in bars and coffeehouses in NYC, as well as upstate New York. After spending six years in Nashville singing songwriters’ demos, doing backup singing, and performing with her pop group, The Little Twisters, she returned to her home town of New York. An actor and writer as well as a singer, she has sung in theatrical productions at Dixon Place, Fez, the Zipper Theatre, Union Pool and Big Sky Works, as well as at the Cherry Lane Theater in As it is in Heaven, a musical play she has also performed at the Edinburgh Festival and Maine. She was hired as the female singer for a radio musical written for All Things Considered on NPR radio. Currently, as part of the folk duo Wolf & Cantrelle, she performs for Concerts in Motion, an organization that provides professional musical entertainment at hospitals, senior centers, schools, and community centers.
Josh Wolf - half of the duo "Wolf & Cantrelle"
Josh Wolf, a visually impaired/legally blind guitarist/singer songwriter has been performing with Blue Wolf, an NYC based blues band since 1987. Blue Wolf performs in bars, street fairs, and at corporate events in the Tri-state area. Josh also performs acoustic folk throughout the city in a variety of venues, and partners with Carla in performing popular and folk concerts organized by Concerts in Motion. Over the last several years Josh has also performed and collaborated with organizations serving the blind and visually impaired such as the Lighthouse Guild for the Blind.
Anna Libbie Grossman - Sound Designer
Anna's work has included theatrical sound design, composition, live foley performance, and performance art. Her work has been featured with the Drilling Company in Bryant Park Shakespeare and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, IRT, and the Under St. Marks. Most recent credits include Boxcar at The Tank, and Emily's Will with The Tempest Ladies. Anna is thrilled to be working with Articulate again after working as audio engineer for their Circling Back event earlier this year! http://www.annalibbiegrossman.com
Joan Kane - In the Autumn Mist, written by Robert Verlaque, inspired by Puff the Magic Dragon (Lipton & Yarrow)
Joan Kane (Director) is the founding Artistic Director of Ego Actus and recently directed I Know What Boys Want at Theatre Row, Six Characters in Search of an Author in Oslo, Norway and Kafka’s Belinda by Aldo Nicolij in Prague. Safe and what do you mean at 59e59 theaters and in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, getting four star reviews for each. Joan was named to the Indie Theatre Hall of Fame by nytheatre.com. She has directed plays and readings for the Lark Play Development Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Theater for the New City, Urban Stages, the Bleecker St Theater, the Workshop Theater, Nylon Fusion, Abingdon Theatre, Oberon Theatre, the Samuel French Short Play Festival, Planet Connections Festivity, the Midtown International Festival, the Prague Fringe Festival, the Dramatists Guild, NY Madness, the Players Club, the Lambs Club and the Actors Studio. Joan has an MFA in Directing from The New School, an MS in Museum Education from Bank Street College and is a member of The New York Madness Company, the Dramatists Guild, the League of Professional Theatre Women and the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers.
Brock H. Hill - In Transit, written by Robin Rice, inspired by City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman/Arlo Guthrie)
Brock is a New York based director. He is known for ensemble based, organic work. He is the Producing Artistic Director of the Planet Connections Festivity and Artistic Director of the Altruistic Theatre Company. Selected projects include: Mistakes Madeline Made, Books on Tape, Humans Anonymous (Tongue in Cheek Prod); Civilization! (Planet Connection Festivity); Choose Your Grown Adventure, Wardrobe of the Living Dead (Altruistic Theatre); Invoice (Leela Theatre Festival).
Aimee Todoroff - Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, written by Kelly Zekas, inspired by Suzanne (Cohen)
Aimee Todoroff is a freelance director and producer originally from Dayton, OH, currently working in New York City. She has been a part of two Obie Award-winning projects, performing in Peculiar Works Project’s Off Stage-the East Village Fragments and directing Green for the Metropolitan Playhouse’s 2010-2011 Season. She has also directed at Primary Stages, The Living Theatre, HERE Arts Center, The Westside Theater, Guild Hall and at various site-specific locations around New York City. She has directed the premieres of works by Cusi Cram, Daisy Foote, and Chris Harcum, including Rabbit Island, American Gun Show, a 5-star reviewed show in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and presented a workshop of a new play by Halley Feiffer, A Funny Thing Happened… Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers of New York City. As Artistic Director of the independent theatre company Elephant Run District, Aimee conceived and developed the popular Brecht in the Park Series, bringing free, outdoor performances of Brecht’s lesser knows plays to an underserved community. She also created ERD’s Stampede Labs, a curated evening of independent work that mixes the heritage of off-off broadway with the artists making today’s most exciting work. An enthusiastic collaborator, Aimee has helped develop many plays, including Turing Test by Dom DeGaetano, The Girls of Ward 3 by Tom Slot, Mighty Good Company by Tim Nolan and How to Bury a Saint by Janice Maffei. Currently, she is producing the hERD Podcast, a streaming service of plays available in March, 2016, and will direct a new adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler by Preston Lane. Aimee received her MFA in Directing from Southampton Arts, studying with Marsha Norman, Nick Mangano and Rinde Eckert, and has taken master classes with Karen Kohlhaas, Joanna Merlin, Neil LaBute and Kim Wield. Aimee was the Assistant Director under the director John Rando and the playwright David Ives for Classic Stage Company’s production of The Heir Apparent. Please visit aimeetodoroff.org or elephantrundistrict.org.