Category | Arts

Sultan Talks Parrish Art Museum Design

Posted on 10 March 2015

Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan lead a discussion on planning, design and construction of the award-winning  Herzog & De Meuron Parrish Art Museum building in Water Mill within the context of purpose-built architecture on Thursday, March 12. The noon-time talk is part of Brain Food, the Parrish Art Museum’s illustrated lunchtime lecture series. “The Herzog [...]

Race Relations, Then and Now, Explored in “Clybourne Park”

Posted on 09 March 2015

There have been numerous stories making headlines in recent weeks that offer dramatic evidence of just how far this country has come in terms of race since the 1960s. But in the past year, there have been many more news stories that paint quite a different picture — one that offers a stark reminder of just how far we still have to go. This weekend, Hampton Theatre Company opens “Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris’s 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning play about white flight and gentrification in a Chicago neighborhood. The play examines the state of race relations in America both then and now — and it couldn’t be more timely.

Spring Training: Extending the Reach (and the Season) for Artists & Writers….

Posted on 09 March 2015

Every August, a group of enthusiastic, if eclectic, softball players gather at Herrick Park in East Hampton for the annual Artists & Writers Celebrity Softball Game. The game started in 1948 with the likes of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning (whose affiliation was obvious) facing off against authors like James Jones and Willie Morris. This year’s Artists & Writers game (the 67th) takes place on Saturday, August 15 in East Hampton. That’s still months away, which is why Artists & Writers has opened the season early with “Spring Training,” an exhibition on view now at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery in Bridgehampton that highlights the considerable off-field talents of many of the players — well, half of them at least.

Broadway Method Academy Hosts Auditions

Posted on 09 March 2015

Elements Fitness Studio has partnered with the Broadway Method Academy to host a summer workshop for pre-professional and theatre enthusiasts ages 13 to 21 August 3 through August 14. BMA is a summer intensive program providing the essential tools for young artists to integrate acting, singing, and dancing.  Students will work with professional talent to sharpen [...]

Lauro Brings Legends of Comedy to Bay Street

Posted on 08 March 2015

Archivist Joe Lauro will present a hysterical program covering 100 years of some of the greatest moments in comedy from the days of Music Hall and Vaudeville to the “little screen” of the 1950s-70s at Bay Street Theater, 2 Bay Street in Sag Harbor, on Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. In “From the Bowery to [...]

Rogers Mansion: 375 Years of Family Living

Posted on 03 March 2015

In recent months as Southampton Town was gearing up to celebrate its 375th anniversary, Emma Ballou, curator at the Southampton Historical Museum, was busy conferring with museum director Tom Edmonds about what sort of exhibition they should create at the Rogers Mansion to tie into the event. After all, how could one exhibit possibly convey 375 years of Southampton history?

Burford Directs “Night Guests,” “Out at Sea” at Guild Hall

Posted on 02 March 2015

On Tuesday, March 10, the JDT Lab at Guild Hall continues with a staged reading of “Night Guests” by Peter Weiss and “Out at Sea” by Slawomir Mrozek at 7:30 p.m. Bill Burford directs with Peter Connolly, Mary C. Davis, Chloe Dirksen, Josh Gladstone, Jack Herholdt and David Logan Rankin performing. Known best in the [...]

PechaKucha Returns to the Parrish

Posted on 02 March 2015

The Parrish Art Museum will present volume 11 of its popular PechaKucha Night Hamptons on Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m. with a group of speakers delivering rapid fire presentations on what it is to live creatively on the East End. Each speaker shows 20 slides for 20 seconds each, resulting in a compelling six-minute, [...]

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Michael Disher: Reprising the Impossible Dream

Posted on 02 March 2015

Ask anyone who directs musicals on a regular basis, and you may soon learn there is a play which is near and dear to his or her heart —a musical known and loved so well that it has come to signify something of a milestone in life. For Michael Disher, director of Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center, that musical is “A Chorus Line,” which opens this weekend at the Levitas Center for the Arts in Southampton.

Writers Speak Wednesdays Presents “What’s New in Self Publishing and Small Presses”

Posted on 01 March 2015

Special guests Sande Bortiz Berger, Celine Keating, Judy L. Mandel and Kamy Wicoff will discuss “What’s New in Self-Publishing and Small Presses” at the next Writers Speak Wednesday on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the second floor Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook-Southampton campus, 239 Montauk Highway [...]