Hamlet: a radio play Saturday, December 19th at 7pm MST
The readiness is all. Hamlet, Act V, Scene II
On Saturday, December 19th at 7pm MST, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks and The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky come together to present a radio-play rendition of Hamlet. Starring MSIP Executive Artistic Director Kevin Asselin as the title character, Hamlet will be livestreamed at 7pm MST and available for only 48 hours thereafter.
With current COVID-19 cases rising, PCAC and other arts organizations and artists are cautious. The uncertainty of COVID-19 safe practices continue to impact our plans to reschedule activities. We will update our site as these changes impact our events. The upcoming 2020-21 Season is posted as currently planned on the tab above. Check it occasionally for changes and updates.
Our granting organizations proceeded with their spring grant applications and extended deadlines in accordance with the COVID-19 outbreak. A second round of State budget reductions are expected in mid November and will likely impact us as well as all arts organizations. Although the picture ahead is uncertain we are hearing lots of creative alternatives from the artists we present.
Unfortunately, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has had to cancel this summer’s tour but is creating a virtual road trip called “Reverse Tour: Postcards from the Road” which will be available beginning Monday, June 29th. Here’s information from them:
This summer, we’ve asked tour coordinators, community members, and actor alums to send in video “postcards” extolling the virtues of their communities while sharing a little Shakespeare along the way. Beginning Monday, June 29th, you can find a new postcard – almost every day! – on our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
AND THE WIND HOWLS BY LEEAN KIM TORSKE
ABOUT THE PLAY Jen (Kat Tyler) returns to her small Wyoming hometown after an eye-opening first year of college. She wants a different life than her family had, but she’s decided that Wyoming might not be so bad after all. Her best friend Amber (Lea Bergman) can’t wait to leave. The one thing they agree on is that their small town has never felt so small. Inspired by Wyoming’s history of trailblazing women, Jen buckles down to create social progress, change local politics, or if nothing else, show her mom (Anne Mason) that a rough-talking, hard-working Wyoming woman can shift the way the wind is blowing. AND THE WIND HOWLS is “incredibly relevant to our state today. It speaks to the lives and futures of our state’s young people, gives what I know to be an accurate depiction of life in a smaller Wyoming town, and uses the empowerment of an all-woman cast to ask some of the tough questions that Wyoming needs to grapple with as we move forward. I strongly feel that this is that this is a piece of art worth supporting, and Relative Theatrics is the best theatre company in the state to put it on.” – Fred Schmechel, Impact 307 Assistant Director ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT Leean Kim Torske is a Chicago-based, Wyoming-at-heart playwright, dramaturg, discussion facilitator and writing instructor from Casper, Wyoming. She earned her MFA in Playwriting from Ohio University and her MA in Literary Studies from the University of Wyoming. Her play Pity Party is featured in Smith & Kraus’s anthology 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance. Leean was inaugural director and designer of the Russ Tutterow Fellowship at Chicago Dramatists. She is currently the Associate Publicist at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where she has facilitated post-show discussions for more than eight years. Leean is thrilled to be working with Relative Theatrics to develop AND THE WIND HOWLS. Many thanks to Anne Mason for her continued support.
RELATIVE THEATRICS RISKY. RELEVANT . REAL. Relative Theatrics strives to present thought-provoking theatre that examines the joining qualities of the human race. Taking artistic risk, we provide a community gathering place where thoughts can be exchanged about society, culture, and the power of creativity. Founded by Laramie native Anne Mason, Relative Theatrics has been bringing live theatre to South East Wyoming since the summer of 2013. We believe that theatre is a forum with the power to illuminate the binding qualities of humanity and reinforce the ideals that, as a society, we have values that pose as common ground and emotions that relate us to one another.
SEASON 8 : A NEW WAY FORWARD LAUNCHES WITH AN EXCITING NEW VIRTUAL STORYTELLING MEDIUM , BRINGING THEATRE TO ALL OF WYOMING Relative Theatrics kicks off their 8th Season: A NEW WAY FORWARD with a hybrid theatre/film production of AND THE WIND HOWLS by Leean Kim Torske, September 4th-13th, 2020, virtually. The development team for this contemporary Wyoming play includes Anne Mason, Jared Mohr-Leiva, Lea Bergman, and Kat Tyler. This World Premiere is commissioned by Relative Theatrics and The Wyoming Arts Council. AND THE WIND HOWLS is supported in part by grants from the Wyoming Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Wyoming Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. AND THE WIND HOWLS is filmed using a point-of- view shot where the audience experiences each scene from one perspective at a time. Point-of-view shots are a creative form of filming to maintain the visual intimacy for the audience that they would otherwise experience when viewing a live Relative Theatrics production in the Gryphon Theatre. Private group viewing and discussion sessions with the artistic team are available for purchase! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Sunday December 15th 1:00-4:00pm Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door available now
Available at the Cody or Powell Chambers of Commerce, Daisy Farm Decor, Legends Bookstore, The Thistle, and the Meeteetse Visitors Center or at the door of any of the homes on the day of the tour.
This year’s tour includes the homes of:
Lynn & Carl Lampe 208 N 44th St.
Tammi & Jim Collins 52 Liberty Lane
Sandi & Rick Fisher 1302 Alger Avenue
Nettie & Alex Sitz 117 Siddle Drive
Jody & Mark Whitehead 625 18th Street
Maps will be available in an insert to the December 10th issue of the Cody Enterprise, Powell Tribune, and Heart Mountain Rustler. The insert only includes the first 3 homes listed above but all 5 are on the tour.
Tickets will be collected at the last house you attend after completing the tour to enter a drawing qualifying for a chance to win $150 Cody Bucks.
Advance Tickets $20 Adults and $5 Children and Students (thru college) available at the Cody and Powell Chambers of Commerce and Gestalt Studios or at the door of any studio on the day of the tour for $25 adults and $5 children/student.
A fun filled day celebrating Dia de los Muertos and the fine artists of our area. Get your “trick or treat” bag/ticket and start the tour visiting the studios and artists, seeing finished art and art in progress, and filling your bag with a treat from each location. The tour wraps up with a reception at Gestalt Studios where several artists feature displays, games provided by “The Painted Dwarf”, and art stations for creating your own Day of the Dead masterpieces.
10:00am-1:00pm Cody Studios:
By Western Hands 1007 12th St.
Timmer Gallery 1362b Sheridan Ave.
Mark Kronfuss 1601 22nd St.
John Giarrizzo 110 McCullough Dr. (in back)
1:00pm-4:00pm Powell Studios
Mark Harrison, “The Painted Dwarf” 1143 E Madison ( in the alley)
Scott Armstrong 150 S Jones St.
Maggie Basset “Wild Paintbrush Studio” 149 N Bent St.
Martin Garhart 405 W 2nd St.
4:00-6:00pm Reception at Gestalt Studios, 440 Park St, Powell
in concert on Friday September 13th at 8:00pm in the Washington Park Bandshell, 351 W 2nd Street in Powell, WY
Tickets: $15 Individual
available by clicking here or at the Powell and Cody Chambers of Commerce, Homesteader Museum, Meeteetse Visitors Center or at the gate.
The Super Saturated Sugar Strings is a tornado of sounds melding folk, rock, blues, and all things roots, into a beautiful, melodic, and powerful performance. We are, collectively, Kevin Worrell (bass and vocals), Carlyle Watt (guitar, banjo, vocals, bassdrum) Kathryn Moore (piano, vocals, percussion) Miriah Phelps (fiddle,vocals, small percusssion) Theresa Watt (cello, vocals, omnichord) and Logan Bean (trumpet, flugelhorn, electric bass.) Our live shows are an intense experience we hope you will enjoy. Please come out for a listen and leave us with a dance and a smile!
The Park County Arts Council presents Michael Chikuzen Gould, Chieko Iwazaki, and Kuniyasu Iwazaki in concert Saturday October 13, 2018 at the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium, 231 W 6th Street, in Powell at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at the Powell and Cody Chambers of Commerce, Meeteetse Visitors Center, on line at http://www.parkcountyartscouncil.org or at the door: Adults $15 Students: $5
Please join us to celebrate a Park County treasure, Michael Chikuzen Gould (Grand Maser of Shakuhachi) in concert with Chieko Iwasaki playing Shimisen and Koto and Kuniyasu Iwazaki playing Shakuhachi. Shamisen and shakuhachi form an ancient musical partnership that dates back to eight century Buddhist monks in Japan. Compositions, both contemporary and traditional, accompanied by stories will be part of the Saturday evening performance.