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  • November Play Reading
    This month Varvara will host the play reading, featuring God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza.  Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, “God of Carnage” relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a tony Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael […]
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  • FEST Academy offers next Director Workshop
    The FEST Academy presents: Directing a Scene led by Jim Phetterplace, Jr. This two-day workshop is designed to expose beginning directors to the actual process of preparing and directing a scene, as a microcosm for the process of directing the whole play. Even directors with some experience may find it a refreshing reminder or new […]
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  • FEST Academy Workshop – Preparing to Perform
    The FEST Academy presents: Acting Foundations:  Preparing to Perform led by Jeff Book How can you ensure you have prepared yourself for your stage performance? Preparing for a performance means getting yourself mentally and physically in the right place.  Achieving a level of readiness to perform – with your body, your breathing, your voice and your concentration […]
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  • October Play Reading
    Play Reading on October 12th, 2017 – Jessie’s at 7:00 pm There are a couple of options to choose from for this month’s play reading, and our host, Jessie Bannister is reviewing them now. No matter what is chosen, it’s sure to be a great evening, as can be expected with all of our play […]
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  • FEST Academy Lighting Design Workshop
    The FEST Academy presents: Lighting Design Workshop led by Johannes Volk This workshop will help participants understand the art, and technology, of creating a lighting plan for a stage production.  Participants will also have the opportunity to finalize the lighting plan and apply the learnings in the katakombe theatre (Kulturhaus Frankfurt) in preparation for the FEST […]
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  • September Play Reading
    Play Reading on Thursday, September 14, 6:30pm The play The Quare Fellow by Brendan Behan is set in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin. The anti-hero of the play, the Quare Fellow, is never seen or heard; he functions as the play’s central conceit. He is a man condemned to die on the following day, for an unmentioned […]
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  • August Play Reading
    Play Reading 10th August – Sarnia’s at 7:00 pm For the next play reading we have a real classic of English theatre lined up…  The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie! The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play. It opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then, making it […]
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  • Announcing Cast for Fall Production 2017
    We thank all those who came to the auditions and are pleased to announce the cast of the two one-act plays which are to be shown in the FEST Fall Production 2017. Congratulations! Spring Dance by Horton Foote Annie Gayle Long – Sandra Regenbogen Cecil Henry – Mike Riepl Greene Hamilton – Silviu-Ionuţ Cristea Dave […]
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  • July Play Reading
    Play Reading 13th July – Varvara’s at 7:00 pm The play we are reading is Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Originally performed in Athens in 411 BCE, it is a comic account of a woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War by denying all of the men of the land any sex, which was the only […]
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  • Fall Production Play Summaries
    The Boor, by Anton Chekhov After the death of her husband, Mrs. Popov has decided to seclude herself from the world.  The appearance of the country gentleman Smimov, who demands the payment of 1200 Rubles that the deceased owed him, swirls up the situation.  A battle of interests has now inflamed between Mrs. Popov and […]
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  • June Play Reading
    Play reading 8th June – Sarnia’s 7:00 pm The next play reading will be very much in anticipation of our Autumn production. The plan is to read both one act plays: The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard (to be directed by Sabrina Lotz) and The Collection by Harold Pinter (to be directed by Christina […]
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