This weekend, the Chautauqua Inter-arts Collaboration will cram the spilled blood, soaring melodies, brutal battles and undying hope of 500 years of history and American-inspired artistic expression into a neatly packaged show.
After seeing Apparition: An Uneasy Play of the Underknown workshopped more than 10 years ago, Handelsman said she became obsessed with the piece. CTC’s one-time showing of the Late Night Special Apparition is at 11:30 p.m. tonight in Bratton Theater.
When it came to actualizing The May Queen, playwright Molly Smith Metzler said she wrote about her hometown for her theater home: Chautauqua.
Chautauqua Theater Company’s next production, The May Queen, opens at 8 p.m. Friday in Bratton Theater. The play, by Molly Smith Metzler, was commissioned by CTC and the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. It tells the story of an unlikely high school reunion set in an office pod.
In the United States, women make up less than a quarter of both produced playwrights and those directing productions.
Early last Wednesday in the Athenaeum Hotel parlor, the Chautauqua Foundation hosted a breakfast discussion to explore and celebrate the role of women as writers and performers inside the Chautauqua Theater Company as well as in their other professional theater engagements.
Vivienne Benesch describes Chautauqua Theater Company’s 2014 production schedule as a painstakingly composed brussels sprouts dish, laden with pancetta and cheese, meant to melt in the audience’s mouth.
According to Heidi Armbruster, writing a love letter to your father is “complicated.”
This week marks the beginning of a substantial undertaking for Chautauqua Theater Company.
Inside the humid warehouse next to Brawdy Theater Studios, carpenters toss planks of wood in a growing pile. Blue sparks spit from a whirring table saw as a man in a welding mask concentrates on the movement of the blade. Ren Roberts, master carpenter, is the only man in the room.