Louisville, KY – Newly arrived Louisville theatre company White Flag Performance Group partners with
Company OutCast to create and present OCCHI APERTI: EYES OPEN, a new devised work,
February 10-22 at the Tim Faulkner Gallery (991 Logan Street, Louisville, KY 40203).
OCCHI APERTI: EYES OPEN follows three women as they pursue "wake therapy"–staying awake for
36+ hours to reboot their bodies out of depression. While it may sound crazy, Marigold, Eve, and Sasha
are willing to try anything to feel better and get their lives back. Embracing the absurdity of their
situation, these women push through the strange realities brought on by lack of sleep, using humor and
compassion to battle their illness and find a new beginning.
Helmed by White Flag Performance Group Artistic Director Rowen Haigh Mahoney, OCCHI APERTI:
EYES OPEN is an original collaboratively created play. Using improvisation, writing prompts, and
discussion, the ensemble has generated material–both written and physical–that they then structured
and shaped into a script.
“OCCHI APERTI isn’t about wake therapy, per se,” says Haigh Mahoney. “It’s about bringing
depression and mental illness–especially for women–into the light in a way that address how human it
is. It’s messy and weird and unsettling, and people deal with it in all sorts of ways–very often, with
deflection and with humor. This is intentionally a funny piece, but, on a serious note, I also hope it
shows other people who struggle with mental illness that they’re not alone.”
“We partnered with Company OutCast on this production because their mission is very much in line
with the ethos of the play and with White Flag’s mission,” says Haigh Mahoney. “Giving voices to
people and stories that aren’t always heard–as companies, that’s what we both do.”
OCCHI APERTI: EYES OPEN features actors Ebony Gibson, Polina Shafran, and Rachel Vidal. It is
designed by Megan Heinsohn (costumes), Eric Shoemaker (set & lights), and Sean Mahoney (sound).
Rowen Haigh Mahoney directs and Clare Hagan stage manages.
Performances of OCCHI APERTI: EYES OPEN are at the Tim Faulkner Gallery (991 Logan Street,
Louisville, KY 40203) - information on dates and times can be found at this link.
All tickets can be purchased through White Flag Performance Group’s Louisville Tickets thru this link.
Bardstown, Kentucky – 2019 is going to be the Summer of Color as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to take the stage at the newly renovated amphitheater in Bardstown. Presented by Salt River Electric, the family-friendly, fast-paced musical features songs from the award-winning combination of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber and will play ten performances from July 6 – August 8.
“Joseph is such a great show for us to produce this summer. It’s upbeat, it’s hilarious, it’s full of music of many different styles. The show features a large youth chorus, and large adult cast, colorful costumes and non-stop energy. It’s exactly the kind of party we need to celebrate the opening of the newly constructed stage!” – Johnny Warren, Executive Artistic Director
Local auditions for the upcoming summer season will take place on Saturday, February 23 at Bardstown High School beginning at 9am for ages 13 and older. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made by emailing email@example.com. Youth auditions for ages 6 – 12 will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at Bardstown High School beginning at 4:30pm. Audition materials will be available for Youth auditions beginning February 12.
Tickets for the 2019 productions of The Stephen Foster Story and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat are currently on sale. Prices start at $21 for adults and $12 for children, plus taxes & fees. Visit stephenfoster.com or call 800.626.1563 to purchase or for more information.
Squallis Puppeteers presents "Rage-O-Saurus Rex", Saturday- February 2nd, 2019
Puppet Shows at 10:00am & 1:00 pm
Workshops immediately following each performance
Highland Community Campus, 1228 E. Breckinridge St., Louisville, KY 40204
Puppet show: $5.00, Puppet-making workshop: $5.00
Please join us for this Squallis classic! Set in the last Jurassic period, a baby t-Rex and Pterodactyl struggle with friendship, hot lava and hot tempers. A talking volcano shares his wisdom with the young dinosaurs. This puppet show was designed especially for younger children, with audience participation that teaches social and emotional lessons. Recommended for children ages 3-8
First Saturdays- Puppet Show and Workshop Series
The Series is hosted at the Highlands Community Campus (HCC) located at the corner of Barrett Ave and E. Breckinridge St. We invite the public in to our gym-atorium to participate with our unique puppet performances and workshops for families. This is an opportunity to share live performance with the kids you love, watch their imaginations grow, and collaborate with them on their own puppet projects. Stick around after the show to see what you can make together with “make it and take it” puppet workshops. Shows and workshops each run approximately 30 minutes. Come check it all out!
Mission Statement: Squallis Puppeteers uses the art of puppetry to free imaginations, create fantastic characters, and tell the stories that are important to our communities. More information can be found at this link!
The Actors Center for Training and Dancers Center for Training are officially open in their new studio location on the second floor of St. Matthews Station. ACT and DCT Director Beth Craig Hall has planned a two-day celebration.
On January 19, 2019 from 10am - 2pm, the public can drop in to a number of Actor and Dancing training classes held by professional instructors. During this time, ACT Louisville improv actors will perform in the lobby areas, a flash mob will happen in the back courtyard next to Saints Pizza, plus guests will enjoy food and drink along with giveaways and door prizes!
On January 20, 2019 from 9 to 11am, guests can sit in on a special Broadway Connection Musical Theatre Workshop featuring instructor Devin Holloway from the cast of the Broadway Musical Something Rotten. After the workshop anyone interested in meeting at Tinseltown Theatre (4400 Towne Center Drive) to watch a special screening of the Bolshoi Ballet perform La Bayadere at 12:55pm.
Located at ACT & DCT Studios suite 24 A, 3900 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, Kentucky 40207. Learn more at actlouisville.com.
More than 700,000 LGBTQ people have survived conversion therapy. With more than 60,000 youth still at risk, Sam Brinton will discuss what is being done to stop this dangerous and discredited practice.
Following the Keynote, there will be a Q&A and a showing of the film "Boy Erased."
Sam Brinton Keynote: 6:30 PM
Boy Erased: 8:00 PM
More info can be found here.