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Festival de la Posibilidad Brings Free Arts & Theater for All Ages

 

The theater and the arts are for everyone, and the Festival de la Posibilidad is coming to New York’s lower east side to spread that message. Organized by the Foundation for New American Art, an art education nonprofit dedicated to nurturing the visionary artists of tomorrow, Festival de La Posibilidad is a two-day festival of multi-cultural arts, music, dance and creative experiences for all ages held at The Clemente Cultural and Educational Center.

Events include:

  • Tamir Hargana, a Mongolian Throat Singer who plays many instruments including the “Horse Guitar.” Tamir is known for combining Heavy Metal and traditional Mongolian vocals.
  • Maria Raquel, a charismatic singer from Medellin, Columbia with a powerful voice. Maria is an ambassador for Latin American music.
  • Salieu Suso, an “edu-tainer” from Africa. Salieu is a culture bearer from the thousand-year old Griot tradition who plays the Kora.
  • -Master of Ceremonies will be Phoebe Legere, (Abenaki/Cajun) President of the Foundation for New American Art. Phoebe will present and interview the artists in Spanish and English.

The Festival also includes workshops, painting tutorials, dance lessons and more.

To learn more, go to: https://foundationfornewamericanart.org/festival.html

Festival de la Posibilidad
July 16 - 17, 2022

The Clemente Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002

Spend Memorial Day Weekend with the 27th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts


A fixture of offbeat theatrics and performance art, The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is back for it’s 27th annual installment. Running May 27 to the 29th at the Theater for the New City (155 1st Ave, NY NY), the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts encompases dance, film, theater, poetry, art and more. The Theater for the New City was founded in 1970 with the goal of creating new spaces for new forms of expression, and the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is part of that tradition. The festival is free with indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

To learn more, go to: https://theaterforthenewcity.net/

27th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
May 27 - 29, 2022

Theater for the New City
155 1st Ave.

New York, NY 10003

14th Annual 1st Irish Festival: Irish History, Fantasy, & Reality on Stage


Encompassing Irish theater and cinema, the 1st Irish Festival runs January 9th to the 31st, 2022. The festival is put on by the Origin Theatre Company, which promotes European theater in New York. The festival is held online as well as at the Irish Arts Center (726 11th Ave, New York, NY 10019) and other locations.

Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Enquiry is a reading of a play based on direct testimony, marking the 50th anniversary of this seismic turning point in the history of Northern Ireland.  Rising, a film by Fallen Angel Theatre’s Aedín Moloney, was shot during COVID and contemplates the question, “what does rising from the dark into the light mean to you right now?” 

Boann and the Well of Wisdom is a more modern spin on an Irish myth as a young girl contemplates what to do with her family’s pub she stands to inherit. In A Bolt from D’Blue (in his New York acting debut) at 1st Irish, David Gilna recounts his electrifying story of being hit by lightning on a beautiful sunny day in Boston. Performed at the Irish Rep, A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, based on Eimear McBride’s highly acclaimed novel, stars Jenn Murray following the inner narrative of a girl from birth to the age of 20, as she navigates the crushing Catholicism and hardship of her childhood with astonishing intelligence.

For those looking to mingle but unable to come to the theater, there’s  Origin's 2nd, "1st Irish" Zoom mixer. An opportunity to connect with artists from Newry to New York. This free event will take a look at "Working from Home". It is hosted by Vivant Global Talent Development manager Christine McKenna-Tirella & AboutFace Ireland Co-Artistic Director Anna Nugent.

To learn more, go to: https://www.origintheatre.org/

1st Irish Festival
January 9 - 31, 2022

Various Locations & Online

Fall Forward Fest from Vineyard Theatre Takes Arts Online & In Person

 

The Vineyard Theatre (108 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003) has commissioned a slate of in person and streaming events as part of their Fall Forward Festival. Running October through December, 2021, the festival features a mix of live-in person, live virtual, filmed, and audio performances, some fully realized and some in process.

Aunt Lillian, written by Kirsten Childs and directed by Awoye Timpo is an audio musical available online until December 31 and delves into a story from Childs’ own life. When Aunt Lillian travels from North Carolina to Los Angeles to help care for Kirsten and her siblings, a battle of wills begins.

Maybe Dorothy Was Right, a short film from playwright and actress Ngozi Anyanwu (GOOD GRIEF), and director Alfonso Johnson features Ngozi as she  takes us to the neighborhoods and theatres that have been part of her NYC journey. This film is available to view on the Vineyard website until December 31, 2021.

56 Flowers, written by Obie Award-winning composer Polly Pen and directed by Dustin Wills is a new musical, about a receptionist at a small animal hospital who finds herself drawn to the story of Carrie Jacobs-Bond, a relentlessly cheerful yet obstacle-prone early 20th century composer, whose heart-filled songs brought her fame and fortune. Performances are on October 24th and 25th.

In December, Madeline Sayet will put on a live, in person reading of The Fish, a new full-length play following two Mohegan-Jewish siblings on a search to find out what their ancestors never meant for them to know.

 To learn more, go to: https://www.vineyardtheatre.org/fall-forward-festival/

The Vineyard Theatre
108 E 15th St.
New York, NY 10003

 

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