It’s a busy time for ARHS theater. Here are a few upcoming events of note:
1) The ARHS and Northampton Theater programs are teaming up with composer Jenny Giering and Eggtooth Productions to take part in a national day of performances of Natural Shocks – a one-woman play by Lauren Gunderson about gun violence in America – on April 20th at Northampton High School. Ms. Gunderson was the most-produced playwright on American stages last year and developed this piece in response to the Parkland, FL shootings. A Facebook link to the event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/360554527789054/
2) I’ll be speaking at the Emily Dickinson Museum on a panel about performance and interpretation of Emily Dickinson’s works on April 19, based on an immersive show I developed for them in 2013 and 2015. A flyer is attached.
3) The ARHS Theater Company is being honored with a SAMMY award from the Jones Library! We’ll accept the word for “exceptional contributions to the literary culture of Amherst” on April 26. The Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2009863442585568/
4) Last but not least, the Theater Company is excited to present Sarah Ruhl’s Melancholy Play April 26-28 at ARHS at 7:30pm. Directed by senior Michayla Robertson-Pine, the play has been produced, directed, designed and acted entirely by ARHS students. Hurray!