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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Back From the Future and The Dilemma

We may have been given complimentary copies of one or more of the books and/or other products mentioned below for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed are our own.

Books: Back From the Future and The Dilemma

Mom - Today I am recommending two books:


The first book I am recommending is Back From the Future by Brad Gilmore. This book is a must have for any fan of the Back to the Future trilogy. It is is full of fun and fascinating facts about the movies. There are chapters regarding the casting of the original movie, Back to the Future the Ride, Future Day and more. Reading this delightfully diverting book is almost as entertaining as watching the movies. With only ten short chapters, this book will go by so quickly you'll wish there was a sequel.


The second book I am recommending is The Dilemma by B.A. Paris. It's Livia's 40th birthday and to make up for the big wedding she never had, she is throwing herself a huge birthday bash. However, in the midst of it all, she and her husband Adam are each desperately trying to keep devastating secrets from each other about their daughter. Even though keeping important secrets from one's spouse is probably not the best course of action, Livia and Adam's love for each other clearly shines through in their actions. You can't help rooting for them. This book is completely engrossing and absolutely heart-wrenching.

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for What-To-Do Wednesday.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Monthly Mashup for June, 2020 Me: Bread; Mom: Life in the Summer of 2020


 Me -  My topic for this month is bread. I love bread. I like the way it tastes. I like white bread and Italian bread. Wheat bread is okay, but I don't like wheat pasta. I am not such a big fan of sandwiches, but I l do love bread. I like toast. I like my toast only with butter no jelly or anything.

Sometimes, when we have pasta,  I  like to melt cheese over garlic bread, and it is really good. It tastes best when we make it with shredded mozarella. I love cheesy bread! I like bread sticks too and garlic knots.I love when you go to an Italian restaurant, and there is bread on the table.

I like Shoprite brand white bread. It is just like plain bread,  but it is so good. I don't know why, but I love it. Bread is great!


Mom - My topic for this month is the life in the Summer of 2020. Normally, I love this time of the year. My girls are out of school. Our days are not as structured as they are during the school year. We spend a lot of time going to fun places and doing fun things. This year is different. Even though some places are opening up, there still isn't as much to do, and even when you do things you have to worry about wearing masks and keeping socially distant and things like that. We are definitely planning to be responsible in that way because we do not think that just because things are starting to open up it means that crisis is over. I mean look what happened in states like Texas and Florida when they opened up too early. Also, when you don't worry about things like wearing a mask and social distancing, you are not only putting your own health (and even your life)  in jeopardy, you are putting everyone else's health  and life in jeopardy too. I know that it is not the same going out and doing fun things when you have to worry about things like social distancing and mask wearing. I also know that it is not comfortable wearing a mask for a long time especially in the hot weather. However, we have to remember that we literally are all in this together and we need to think about others and not just ourselves.

And that's our view. What's on your mind?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday

Photo credits:
photo credits 1: wuestenigel Sliced Fresh Corn Bread on the wooden board via photopin (license)
photo credit 2: EpicTop10.com Humanitarian via photopin (license)

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday Scoop Week of 6/27/20 of Rescheduled Shows and Current and Upcoming Alternatives to Live In Person Events and More

Rescheduled Shows

New York :

1) American Buffalo will now open on April 14, 2021 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Previews begin March 22, 2021.

2) The Minutes will now open on March 15, 2021 at the Cort Theatre. Previews begin March 1, 2021.

3) The Music Man will now open on May 20, 2021. Previews begin April 7, 2021.

4) Roundabout Theater has rescheduled their entire current season to 2021.

In Spring 2021:

Caroline, Or Change will play at Studio 54

... what the end will be will play &  Exception to the Rule will both play
at the Laura Pels Theater at the Miriam & David Steinberg Center

1776 will play at the American Airlines Theatre

In Fall 2021:

Birthday Candles will play at the American Airlines Theatre

Current and Upcoming Alternatives to Live In Person Events and More

1) Black Opera Productions Announce Black Opera Live
2) Bloomingdale School of Music Virtual Summer Classes
3) iPlay America Two-Level Laser Tag Arena and Mega Indoor Arcade to Open on July 2
4) The Sound of Music Crafting Corner Fun Pop-Up Cards
5) South Street Seaport Afternoon of Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music
6) Works & Process at the Guggenheim Continues Celebration of Pride
7) York Theatre Announces Lineup for Show (and Tell) Summer Live Panel Series
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1) BLACK OPERA PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES

BLACK OPERA LIVE

A WEEKLY LIVE SHOW FEATURING

AMERICA’S BLACK OPERA STARS OF TODAY

HOSTED BY KENNETH OVERTON


Black Opera Productions is proud to present Black Opera Live, a weekly live broadcast featuring candid conversations and career chats with Black American opera stars of today. Join host Kenneth Overton on Instagram Live @blackoperafilm on Mondays at 7pm EDT through August 31.  The most recent episode is available here.

The global pandemic may have closed the world’s opera stages for now, but America’s Black opera stars are eager to share their voices in conversation, in support of Black Opera, a feature documentary seeking investments and now in development that celebrates the extraordinary careers of six African American singers who broke through the classical color line to become operatic legends. On Black Opera Live, guests discuss their career path, being a Black artist in America today, how they were inspired by the artists in Black Opera, and what they are doing now amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Overton, a New York-based baritone, founder of Opera Noir, and Associate Producer of the Black Opera documentary film, gets up close and personal with his guests in an entertaining and informative style guaranteed to make you smile. Guests includeLaquita Mitchell (June 29), Errin Brooks (July 6), Chauncey Packer (July 13), John Holiday (July 20), Sidney Outlaw (July 27), Jasmine Habersham (August 3), Reginald Smith Jr. (August 10), Adrienne Danrich (August 17), Kevin Short (August 24) and Marsha Thompson (August 31).

For more information and for updates on the lineup of guests throughout the summer, follow @blackoperafilm on Instagram and Facebook.
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2) Bloomingdale School of Music
Ready, Set, Summer (Online)!
Virtual Summer Music Classes Begin July 6
Available for All Ages and Levels of Experience

Bloomingdale School of Music offers Ready, Set, Summer (Online)! virtual music classes over an eight-week summer session beginning July 6, 2020. Bloomingdale classes aim to educate students and instill discipline, fun and a passion for self-expression through music through high-quality instruction throughout the year. This summer in particular, Bloomingdale offers options for early childhood learners, K-12 students, and adults, in addition to opportunities for intergenerational learning and classes where no prior musical experience is necessary. The School also offers virtual ensembles.  To register and learn more, visit www.bsmny.org/classes/

In compliance with New York City/State mandates, Bloomingdale School of Music will be completely virtual this Summer and will continue to offer online learning options only, as The School has done successfully since the onset of the pandemic, pivoting seamlessly from entirely in-person learning, to more than 88% participation in virtual classes. 

MUSIC CLASSES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD

Baby's & Toddler's First Music Class
The first of Bloomingdale's Early Childhood Music classes, this course introduces the world of music to babies and toddlers.

Family Musical Adventures
Preschool age students explore the sounds and sights of music through responsive listening, imaginative play, movement and dancing, and song memorization.

Music and Movement
This class focuses on singing and dancing and introduces children to playing hand percussion instruments.

Musical Adventures
In this class students unleash their creative potential and develop more advanced musical skills through song, creative movement, listening, and playing percussion instruments.

Online Dalcroze Class
Bloomingdale's Dalcroze specialist Aaron Butler will present an online experience like no other for students ages 2 to 5. 

Sing Along with Miss Patti | Online Drop-In Class
Join our Patti Onorato as we sing, dance, and play along to all of your child's favorite tunes! 

Travel the World Through Music
Every culture has its own rich repertoire of beautiful music. Bloomingdale flute faculty Tereasa Payne invites young participants to explore sounds from around the world through music, movement and dance.

MUSIC CLASSES FOR CHILDREN K-12

Jazz Improv Workshop
Students will develop their own musical language through the study of classic jazz repertoire and modern music.

Music Theory for Children - Ages 8-12
Music Theory is a hands-on investigation into the fabric of music leading to a fluency in the language of music.

Music Theory for Children - Ages 13-17
Music Theory is a hands-on investigation into the fabric of music leading to a fluency in the language of music.

Opera 101
Vocal faculty member Rachel Querreveld, leads a new and enchanting 4-week course designed to give students an insight to the world of opera. 

Summer Guitar Symposium
The BSM Guitar Symposium is an online immersive program offering guitar students the opportunity to participate in an intensive and performance-focused learning experience. T

Summer Performance Class
Improve your performances by learning both the skills needed for impeccable presentation and methods to put them into practice. 

MUSIC CLASSES FOR ADULTS

A Rough Guide to Jazz History
Bloomingdale percussion faculty, Douglas Marriner, leads this eight-week lecture course designed to inspire a greater appreciation for jazz throughout a variety of developmental periods.

A Rough Guide to World Percussion
Bloomingdale percussion faculty, Douglas Marriner, leads this eight-week lecture course designed to inspire a greater appreciation for the history, development, and styles of world percussion throughout a variety of cultures and time periods.

Adult Theory Class
The Adult Theory Class is a directed study in Music Theory for students wishing to gain a full and complete "working" knowledge of the subject. 

Dalcroze for Adults
Move, Listen, Enjoy. This is a unique and dynamic education in music that uses movement to connect what the ear hears with what the mind knows.

French Music for a Summer Evening
Bloomingdale Resident Teaching Artist, Marc Peloquin, leads this four-week lecture course designed to inspire a greater appreciation for music throughout a variety of musical styles.

Mozart in the City
Bloomingdale Resident Teaching Artist, Marc Peloquin, leads this four-week lecture course designed to inspire a greater appreciation for music throughout a variety of musical styles.

Music Appreciation Class Series
Bloomingdale Resident Teaching Artist, Marc Peloquin, leads a series of 4-week music courses designed to give students a basic understanding of music and inspire an appreciation for music through a variety of musical styles. 

Summer Flute Choir
Join this welcoming, fun, and supportive ensemble of flutists! Weekly practice together gives flutists of all ages the chance to explore flute ensemble repertoire.

Summer Jazz Ensemble
The jazz ensemble is a place where students can explore music in the jazz tradition, particularly bebop, post-bop, latin and Brazilian styles.

World Music 101: Through the Voice of the Flute
Tereasa Payne invites you to explore how flutes are used around the world to communicate, connect, and create a sense of belonging.
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2) iPlay America’s Two-Level Laser 

Tag Arena and Mega

Indoor Arcade to Open on July 2
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Play Ameica recently announced the July 2 opening of the two-level laser tag arena and mega indoo arcade in the latest phase of THE GREAT RETURN TO FUN. The 6,500 square foot laser tag arena has two levels and features an interactive LED illuminated arena that changes colors, pulses, and reacts to game play. The indoor arcade features hundreds of video, skill and crane games like Whac-A-Mole, Mini Bowling and Hot Shot Basketball. The arcade games have epic prizes and are perfect for kids and adults. Players swipe to play and accumulate iTickets on their Game Card – eliminating paper tickets and allowing them to redeem iTickets for major prizes or to save for next time.


For more information go to https://www.iplayamerica.com
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3) Create A Fun Pop-up Card with The Sound of Music Crafting Corner

Looking to indulge in even more fun this week? All of the crafts and educational activities can be found on The Sound of Music Crafting Corner homepage HERE. Check out Studio DIY’s tutorial to create goat marionettes and a guitar out of household items, Lovely Indeed’s tutorial to create a colorful homemade xylophone out of PVC pipe, or – for those looking for quick and easy activities – coloring sheets inspired by the iconic songs and lyrics of The Sound of Music. 

And if you’d like to watch while you craft, NBC's smash-hit 2013 live broadcast of The Sound of Music Live!, starring Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, will stream for FREE for two days starting this Friday, June 26 on The Shows Must Go On! YouTube channel. Join The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and Time Out New York for a live viewing party on Friday at 8pm ET. Follow along with @SoundOfMusic and @TimeOutNewYork for trivia and fun facts throughout the event. Gather the whole family and use #SoundOfMusic on social media to be a part of the fun!

The full tutorial can be found HERE. 
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4) South Street Seaport Museum 
Announces an Afternoon of 
Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music
Sunday, July 5, 2020

South Street Seaport Museum's monthly sea-music Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music continues - virtually. From our living rooms and kitchens, and even from the deck of Wavertree, join our round-robin of shared songs, featuring members of the New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear during a Virtual Chantey Sing on Sunday, July 5, 2020 from 2-4pm. The event is FREE. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link 24 hours prior: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4pcqx8iab&oeidk=a07eh55kqffdc22ec73.

Old-time sailors on long voyages spent months living together in close quarters with no outside entertainment, no new people to interact with, a monotonous diet, and each day pretty much just like the day before. Sound familiar?  How did they keep their spirits up? Singing together! Work songs and fun songs, story songs and nonsense songs, songs of nostalgia and songs of up-to-the-moment news - all were part of the repertoire onboard. At South Street Seaport Museum, the Chantey tradition lives on.

South Street Seaport Museum hosts Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music on the first Sunday of each month from May to September. The sings move to dry dock on first Sundays from October to April at John Street Methodist Church.

Though singers and song leaders alike will be logging in remotely, Seaport Museum's Rigger Siyu Chen will take time from his duties maintaining and preserving the South Street Seaport Museum's fleet to join on Zoom from the deck of Wavertree, with the East River in the background. All viewers are welcome to lead songs, sing along, or just listen and enjoy. 

For more information, visit www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org
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5) TWO RIVER THEATER OFFERING 3 WEEKS OF ONLINE SUMMER PROGRAMS 
IN ACTING, SONGWRITING, DESIGN, 
AND MORE 
FOR RISING 7TH TO 12TH GRADERS

Two River Theater invites students to stretch their artistic muscles this summer and explore weekly classes in acting, songwriting, scenic/costume/lighting design, or build a short performance in a week in their modified Summer Intensives 2.0.

The program includes a flexible weekly schedule of 90-minute online classes for rising 7th–12th graders
with opportunities for onstage and backstage skill-building. Students can take one or all classes beginning July 13 – 17, July 2- 24, July 27-31.

To sign up, visit https://tworivertheater.org/intensives/
Summer Intensives 2.0
ONSTAGE TRACK WEEK 1
JUL 13–17 | MON, WED, FRI 
Tickets: $150
Make a theater piece in a week using the theme Searching for Connection. Onstage Track students will
work together to learn a big musical mashup and develop collaboration skills through acting, creative
writing, improv, object work, and much more. The work created by the Onstage and Backstage Tracks
during the week will come together in a YouTube video that will be posted on Saturday night.
Teaching Artists:  Elliot Roth (Broadway: Our Sinatra and A Christmas Carol; Off-Broadway: Jesus Christ
Superstar (Jesus) and Devin Fletcher (Co-Artistic Director, Bluelaces Theater Company; Two River:
Summer Intensives, A Little Shakespeare: Macbeth and A Little Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors)

Class Schedule:
MON / WED / FRI
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
BREAK
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
BACKSTAGE TRACK WEEK 1
JUL 13–17 | MON–FRI 
Tickets: $125
This series of classes will explore the world of Scenic Design! From analyzing the script and conducting
research, to rendering and model making, sprinkle in a little scenic building knowledge, and you will
learn the ins and outs of the creative process, and figure out how to bring your ideas to life. The work
created by the Onstage and Backstage tracks during the week will come together in a YouTube video
that will be posted on Saturday night.
Teaching Artists: Shane O’Neil (Urbana Theater, the Guthrie, Two River Theater: Summer Intensives)
and Abbey Smith (Two River Theater Light and Sound departments)
Focus: Scenic Design
Class Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
More Classes
DOING THE WORK: ACTING AND DIRECTING WEEK 1
JUL 13–17 
Tickets: $125
Each week, students break into a new play, working through the elements of a full rehearsal process in
five days. From read-through to scene study, character development to play analysis, participants are
directed through the experience of being a theater artist exploring what it takes to not just memorize
lines, but truly learn a play.
Students will have the opportunity to study works ranging from Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves to Qui
Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters, with each week’s play chosen to challenge that specific class.
Teaching Artist:  Devin Fletcher
Class Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
YOUR SONG, YOUR WAY: AN ARRANGING EXPERIENCE
JUL 13–17 | MON, WED, FRI 
Tickets: $125

Get ready to truly get ‘up close’ and creative with a favorite song! In this class you will each choose a
pre-existing song, learn some techniques to reform it, and create a brand new arrangement that is truly
unique!
Teaching Artist:  Elliot Roth
Class Time:
MON / WED / FRI
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
ADVANCED BACKSTAGE CLASS: PAINT IT ’TIL YOU MAKE IT
JUL 13–17 | TUE & THU 
Tickets: $50
What do you mean that wall is flat? How to give your next set that extra kick it needs. We will explore
basic and advanced painting skills to take your sets to the next level, including a Q&A with industry
professionals.
This class is best for high school students who have theatre experience at their school or elsewhere,
including the crew for A Little Shakespeare or Summer Intensives Backstage Track.
Teaching Artists: Shane O’Neil and Abbey Smith
Class Time:
TUE & THU
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Summer Intensives 2.0
ONSTAGE TRACK WEEK 2
JUL 20-24 | MON, WED, FRI
Tickets: $150
Make a theater piece in a week using the theme Welcome to the Big Top. Onstage Track students will
work together to learn a big musical mashup and develop collaboration skills through acting, creative
writing, improv, object work, and much more. The work created by the Onstage and Backstage Tracks
during the week will come together in a YouTube video that will be posted on Saturday night.
Teaching Artists: Elliot Roth and Devin Fletcher
Class Schedule:
MON / WED / FRI
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
BREAK
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

BACKSTAGE TRACK WEEK 2
JUL 20–24 | MON–FRI 
Tickets: $125
This series of classes will explore the world of Costume Design! From analyzing the costuming needs
from the script and researching period styles, to the basics of rendering techniques and getting
information across in your drawings. In this week, you will not only learn how to design costumes, but
begin learning how to build a costume yourself! The work created by the Onstage and Backstage Tracks
during the week will come together in a YouTube video that will be posted on Saturday night.
Teaching Artists:  Shane O’Neil and Abbey Smith
Focus: Costume Design
Class Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
More Classes
DOING THE WORK: ACTING AND DIRECTING WEEK 2
JUL 20–24 | MON–FRI 
Tickets: $125
Each week, students break into a new play, working through the elements of a full rehearsal process in
five days. From read-through to scene study, character development to play analysis, participants are
directed through the experience of being a theater artist exploring what it takes to not just memorize
lines, but truly learn a play.
Students will have the opportunity to study works ranging from Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves to Qui
Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters, with each week’s play chosen to challenge that specific class.
Teaching Artist: Devin Fletcher
Class Time:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
WRITING THE SONG 
JUL 20–24 | MON, WED, FRI 
Tickets: $125
In this class you will use devising techniques such as free writing, poetry and discussion to write your
very own song: NO prior experience necessary! Virtually ANYTHING goes, as long as you bring “you” to
the table!
Teaching Artist:  Elliot Roth
Class Time: 

MON / WED / FRI
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
ADVANCED BACKSTAGE CLASS: RENDERING FOR COSTUME
JUL 20–24 | TUE & THU 
Tickets: $50
An in-depth course on taking your drawings to the next level. Explore the different techniques for
getting your ideas on paper through drawing the human body, clothing styles, and makeup. Includes a
Q&A with industry professionals.
This class is best for high school students who have theatre experience at their school or elsewhere,
including the crew for A Little Shakespeare or Summer Intensives Backstage Track.
Teaching Artists:  Shane O’Neil and Abbey Smith
Class Time:
TUE & THU
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Summer Intensives 2.0
ONSTAGE TRACK WEEK 3
MON, WED, FRI 
Tickets: $150
Make a theater piece in a week using the theme Seasons Change. Onstage Track students will work
together to learn a big musical mashup and develop collaboration skills through acting, creative writing,
improv, object work, and much more. The work created by the Onstage and Backstage Tracks during the
week will come together in a YouTube video that will be posted on Saturday night.
Teaching Artists: Elliot Roth and Devin Fletcher
Class Schedule: 
JUL 27 – 31 | MON / WED / FRI
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
BREAK
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
BACKSTAGE TRACK WEEK 3
JUL 27 – 31 | MON / WED / FRI
Tickets: $125

This series of classes will explore the world of Lighting Design! From analyzing the script and researching
inspiration to the basics of color theory and electricity, we will explore the basics of the lighting design
process, and how you can tell a story with light. The work created by the Onstage and Backstage Tracks
during the week will come together in a YouTube video that will be posted on Saturday night.
Teaching Artists:  Shane O’Neil and Abbey Smith
Focus: Lighting Design
Class Time:  4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
More Classes
DOING THE WORK: ACTING AND DIRECTING WEEK 3 
MON–FRI 
Tickets: $125
Each week, students break into a new play, working through the elements of a full rehearsal process in
five days. From read-through to scene study, character development to play analysis, participants are
directed through the experience of being a theater artist exploring what it takes to not just memorize
lines, but truly learn a play.
Students will have the opportunity to study works ranging from Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves to Qui
Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters, with each week’s play chosen to challenge that specific class.
Teaching Artist: Devin Fletcher
Class Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
MASHUP!
MON, WED, FRI 
Tickets: $125
Your mission: take 2-3 songs; break them up, combine them, rearrange the words, change the tempo,
the options are endless! You will learn the ins and outs of creating the ultimate medley or “mashup” of
songs, as we explore and incorporate everything from arranging to story telling!
Teaching Artists: Elliot Roth
Class Time: 
MON / WED / FRI
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
ADVANCED BACKSTAGE CLASS: THE ILLUSTRATING WORLD OF LIGHTING DESIGN
TUE & THU 
Tickets: $50

Enlighten your mind with a dive into the inner workings of what electrifies lighting design. With a focus
on programming, and a Q&A with industry professionals, this course guides you into what it takes to
really shine in this industry.
This class is best for high school students who have theatre experience at their school or elsewhere,
including the crew for A Little Shakespeare or Summer Intensives Backstage Track.
Teaching Artists: Shane O’Neil and Abbey Smith
Class Time: 
TUE & THU
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Need-based scholarships are available, to apply visit: https://bit.ly/3da2bdO

Questions? Email summercamp@trtc.org
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6) Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Continues Celebration of Pride

On the occasion of New York City Pride and presented in conjunction with the "Embrace" edition of the Guggenheim Circular, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, premiered the first 5 Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions featuring LGBTQ+ artists. The 10 newly commissioned video performances highlight the creative expressions by LGBTQ+ artists. Examining our evolving world, these inspiring and unique pieces, created while social distancing and less than 5 minutes long, are part of Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions, an initiative founded at the onset of the pandemic to financially support artists and nurture their creative process during these challenging times.

In addition to the WPA Virtual Commissions, Works & Process presents Inside the Beat with Les Ballet Afrik, a rhythmic style exchange and conversation around cultural. In this special series, Vogue Ballroom Legend and founding father of the Royal House of Oricci Omari Wiles, the Les Ballet Afrik dance company, and Oricci family members will highlight their individual roots through lessons, demonstrations, and a live DJ set. Every night June 20-29, these live classes will showcase how the family and company have collectively fused these styles into a unique way of life and expression.

The classes will be held on Instagram Live (@worksandprocess) at 6:30 EDT. 

The WPA Virtual Commissions series continues this week with:

June 25            Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
June 26            Viva DeConcini
June 27            Machine Dazzle
June 28            Simone Dinnerstein, Isaac Mizrahi, Pam Tanowitz
June 29            Tom Gold


Fleshcore by Ryan McNamara- Premiered June 20, 2020

Drawing to a Close by Pontus Lidberg- Premiered June 21, 2020

Rose: a true story and song by John Jarboe - Premiered June 22, 2020

Total Fabrication by Victoria Sin - Premiered June 23, 2020

Good Night by Jack Ferver and Jeremy Jacob - Premiered June 24, 2020


Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ08rQmWB63RFC3avQF-nDsneUXLrUd4X.

Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions, a direct response to the pandemic, was launched to financially support artists and nurture their creative process during these challenging times. With the generosity of our board, Works & Process is granting more than $150,000 in commissioning funds to artists who have been or were supposed to be featured at Works & Process. Artists from a wide variety of genres have been commissioned to create new works, less than 5 minutes long, while observing social distancing guidelines, that will premiere on FacebookInstagram and YouTube (@worksandprocess) every Sunday and Monday at 7:30pm. More information available at worksandprocess.org.

*In conjunction with New York City Pride and Guggenheim Circular: Embrace

WORKS & PROCESS ARTISTS (WPA) VIRTUAL COMMISSIONS 
(Participating artists as of June 11)
Stella Abrera * Evita Arce * Ephrat Asherie * BalletX * Brandon Stirling Baker * LaTasha Barnes * Reid Bartelme * Stefanie Batten Bland * Joshua Bergasse * Hope Boykin * Brian Brooks * Camille A. Brown * Nora Brown * Tony Buck * Nathan Bugh * Rena Butler * Donald Byrd * Chris Celiz * Alejandro Cerrudo * Courtney Cochran * Gaby Cook * Anthony Roth Costanzo * Dylan Crossman * Adrian Danchig-Waring * Machine Dazzle * Viva DeConcini * Simone Dinnerstein * Michelle Dorrance * Silas Farley * Jack Ferver * Tom Gold * Joseph Gordon * Amy Hall Garner * Maxfield Haynes * Dance Heginbotham * HIPS * Adam Charlap Hyman * Dick Hyman * Michael R. Jackson * Jeremy Jacob * Colin Jacobsen * Michael Jagger * John Jarboe * Harriet Jung * Larry Keigwin * Gabrielle Lamb * Ashley Laracey * Pontus Lidberg * Ana Lopez * Dave Malloy * Missy Mazzoli * Ryan McNamara * Sara Mearns * Jodi Melnick * Andrea Miller * Isaac Mizrahi * Nico Muhly * Carson Murphy * Gillian Murphy * Michael Novak * Josh Prince * Calli Quan * Sascha Radetsky * Jamar Roberts * Anthony Rodriguez * Leonardo Sandoval * Kamala Sankaram * Zoe Sarnak * Penny Saunders * Claudia Schreier * Troy Schumacher * Margo Seibert * Dan Siegler * Dawn Sinkowski * Gus Solomons Jr. * Ethan Stiefel * Karma Stylz * Macy Sullivan * Pam Tanowitz * Adam Tendler * Conrad Tao * Caleb Teicher * Richard Thomas * Charles Turner * Nicholas Van Young * Preeti Vasudevan * Eyal Vilner * David Watson * Omari Wiles * Zack Winokur * Nicole Wolcott 

For more go to worksandprocess.org.
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7) THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR
SHOW (AND TELL!)
SUMMER LIVE PANEL SERIES
FOR JUNE 29, 2020 - AUGUST 4, 2020
THE CASTS AND CREATIVE TEAMS OF
YANK!, BIG: THE MUSICAL, STORYVILLE,
ENTER LAUGHING, LOST IN THE STARS,
 AND CARMELINA
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2020 AT 5:00PM
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The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, has announced the schedule of upcoming online activities of live chats and panel discussions with past production and creative team members, and a special York Members Night via The York’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/yorktheatrecompany/. For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
MONDAY, JUNE 29 AT 7:10PM
LIVE PANEL: SHOW (AND TELL!): YANK!
In celebration of Pride Month, we’ll have a discussion of 2010’s sold-out World War II gay love story. York's James Morgan and theatre historian Charles Wright will be joined by the writing team (and brothers) David Zellnik (book and lyrics) and Joseph Zellnik (music), director Igor Goldin, and cast members Bobby Steggert, Nancy Anderson, Ivan Hernandez, Zak Edwards, David Perlman, Tally Sessions, and more. The York Theatre production attracted attention for its relevance during a time of national debate over the repeal effort aimed at the United States military's gay-exclusionary “don't ask, don't tell” policy. Please make your reservation online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10550276; a Zoom link will be sent with your confirmation.
MONDAY, JULY 6 AT 7:10PM
LIVE PANEL: SHOW (AND TELL!): BIG: THE MUSICAL
A conversation revisiting the 2014 Musicals in Mufti production of the big-hearted musical based on the film. Lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr., and composer David Shire join York's James Morgan and theatre historian Charles Wright and cast members to be announced shortly. The 2014 Musicals in Mufti presentation utilized the version of Big that was seen on the national tour, with a few subsequent editorial changes with book by John Weidman. Mr. Maltby stated, “While the musical is called Big, the emotions involved are personal and intimate and human.” Please make your reservation online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10550278; a Zoom link will be sent with your confirmation.
MONDAY, JULY 13 AT 7:10PM
LIVE PANEL: SHOW (AND TELL!): STORYVILLE
Head back to the red light district of 1917 New Orleans for a discussion of the 2013 York Mainstage production of the jazz-infused musical -Storyville_, with music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden and book by Ed Bullins. York's James Morgan and theatre historian Charles Wright once again lead a panel of special guests that will include director *Bill Castellino and cast members D.C. Anderson, Karen Burthwright, Kyle Carter, Carl Wallnau, and Zakiya Young. The time, Mardi Gras; the place, Storyville—the red light district, two blocks from the French Quarter. Saloons, gambling joints, brothels, and pervasive political corruption set the scene for a new kind of music. People fell in love, a world disappeared, and the music moved upriver. Please make your reservation online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10550280; a Zoom link will be sent with your confirmation.
MONDAY, JULY 20 AT 7:10PM
LIVE PANEL: SHOW (AND TELL!): ENTER LAUGHING: THE MUSICAL
The hilarious pratfalls of David Kolowitz take the spotlight as we explore both the 2008 and 2019 productions. The hit Off-Broadway musical Enter Laughing: The Musical (with book by Joseph Stein and music and lyrics by Stan Daniels, additional material by Stuart Ross, based on the play Enter Laughing by Joseph Stein from the novel by Carl Reiner) was first presented at the York in 2008, and returned to open the 50th Anniversary season in 2019. Join director Stuart Ross, York's James Morgan and theatre historian Charles Wright, and more for a fun evening of fond memories. Please make your reservation online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10550282; a Zoom link will be sent with your confirmation.
MONDAY, JULY 27 AT 7:10PM
LIVE PANEL: SHOW (AND TELL!): LOST IN THE STARS
A virtual reunion of the 1989 York production of Kurt Weill’s musical tragedy – his final score. Lost in the Stars has music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, based on Alan Paton’s novel Cry, the Beloved Country. The production was directed by Alex Dimitriev. Join York's James Morgan and theatre historian Charles Wright for an evening that will be a sheer delight for Weill fans. Special guests will be announced shortly. Please make your reservation online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10550283; a Zoom link will be sent with your confirmation.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 7:10PM
LIVE PANEL: SHOW (AND TELL!): CARMELINA
Closing out the Summer Series is a discussion on the only show to be presented three-times in the Musicals in Mufti Series: 1996, 2006, and 2019. Carmelina, with music by Burton Lane, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, additional lyrics by Barry Harman, and book by Joseph Stein and Alan Jay Lerner. York's James Morgan and theatre historian Charles Wright return to moderate a live panel discussion with several cast and creative team members that include director Michael Leeds, AndrĂ©a Burns, Timothy Smith, Joey Sorge, and more to be announced! Please make your reservation online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10550284; a Zoom link will be sent with your confirmation
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for this Month's Monthly Mashup.