Category : Performance Arts

YPF_Weston_2017-6In collaboration with the Flynn Center and Vermont Stage Company, the Weston Playhouse hosts the Vermont Young Playwrights Project each winter in area high schools. A professional teaching artist guides high school students in writing their own original one-act plays over the course of six weeks. Read more

JarvisGreenJarvis Green, director JAG Productions, will be exploring race and heritage, bringing attention to the black experience in theater. Read more

Bob Dylan BandInspired by the legendary poet’s lyrics and catchy rhythms, The Bob Dylan Tribute Band seeks to deliver his message by combining it with their own rock n’ roll and blues flavors. Read more

SandraGartnerSandra Gartner is one of two producing directors of Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre. She has performed with ART, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Vermont Stage and Lost Nation Theatre, among others. A freelance writer for magazines and newspapers, her articles have appeared in Lady’s Circle, The Monitor, Vermont Life, Vermont Magazine and Yankee. She is a frequent contributor to Rutland Magazine and co-authored the book To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women, which accompanied the touring exhibits of the oral history project. President Clinton appointed her to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Arts for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Sandra worked as a production coordinator for international art photographer Gregory Crewdson. Their work is part of the permanent collection at the Guggenheim in NYC.  Wild Angels Film recently released an independent short narrative film, “UnSpoken” based on Sandra’s true story and article, “Exploding the Baby Myth,” originally published in Lady’s Circle Magazine.

Screen Shot 2017-04-27 at 8.33.35 PMChris Pierce is a singer, songwriter, guitar player, and a renowned harmonica virtuoso, who has appeared worldwide with major artists. As a musician, he also has an alter ego – the Reverend Tall Tree.  As Tall Tree, Pierce is a shouting, moaning, stomping, shuffling and hollering blues and American roots performer in the tradition of Little Walter, Howling Wolf and Bo Diddley. Read more