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LVA's Artebella On The Radio August 15, 2019

Remy Sisk from Acting Against Cancer and Jordan Clark from CirqueLouis will be with us to talk about the upcoming collaborative production of PIPPIN that opens at Art Sanctuary on August 23, and cast member Myranda Thomas will be singing a song (or two). Keith McGill will also be joining us at the end to talk about the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival happening in Louisville.Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com Thursday at 10am to listen to this power-packed episode!

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Remy Sisk is a Louisville native and has been active in the local theatre community for the last six years. He currently serves as executive director for Acting Against Cancer, and favorite previous credits with AAC, CenterStage, Pandora Productions, Theatre [502] and The Liminal Playhouse. In addition to regularly directing AAC’s annual production of The Rocky Horror Show, he recently directed AAC’s productions of [title of show] and The Last Five Years and choreographed Mamma Mia!. Remy holds a B.A. in English from Indiana University and, when not directing or performing, works in community relations at Churchill Downs Incorporated.

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Jordan Clark, born in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been performing with CirqueLouis for several years and has directed their recent productions Gravity’s Varieties and Happy Birthday!  After training on his own in high school, Jordan began his formal circus training in 2006 at the National Circus School of Montreal’s summer program. He was later accepted into the school’s prestigious college program where he completed his training in 2012. Jordan has performed his hand-balancing act in over 20 counties as well as at sea.


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Myranda Thomas (Leading Player): Myranda is a recent graduate from the University of Kentucky, where she earned two degrees in theatre and elementary education. She currently works at StageOne Family Theatre as an education associate as well as at Acting Against Cancer as a teaching artist for their after school children’s program. Her favorite roles include Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Sense and Sensibility (Elinor Dashwood) and Alice in Wonderland (Caterpillar/White Queen).  



PIPPIN
Directed by Remy Sisk, Circus Director: Jordan Clark
Music Director: Jessica Bullock & John Austin Clark
Choreographer: Zachary Boone & Paul McElroy

PIPPIN is presented by Acting Against Cancer in collaboration with CirqueLouis and is an unprecedented partnership in the Louisville area. Art Sanctuary, 1433 S. Shelby St., Louisville.      August 23 - 31

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Keith McGill is a free-lance theatre teacher and workshop facilitator, an actor, and a stand-up comedian. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisville and was a member of the 2019 Hadley Creatives Cohort.

Founded in 2017, the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival is dedicated  to highlighting diverse talent, and showcasing that talent to Midwestern comedy fans. A secondary mission of the festival is to bring about awareness of a deserving local charity.

The Festival will be held Aug 21-25 in multiple venues around Louisville, KY: Comedy Caravan, The Bard’s Town, Kaiju, Aloft Louisville, and PLAY

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Friday Link Roundup: Friday, July 12

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TONIGHT:

Yes, it is Forecastle Festival this weekend, but there is more going on:

Opening Reception for TKO: New Work by Tara Key & Tara Jane O'Neil is at Surface Noise.

A re-release of Say Amen, Somebody, directed by George T. Nierenberg opens at The Speed Cinema.

Derby City Playwrights New Play Festival opens tonight at The Bard’s Town. Listen to yesterday’s interview about this festival on LVA’s Artebella On The Radio here.

ONGOING:

Albertus Gorman at Swanson Contemporary

Albertus Gorman at Swanson Contemporary

Cardinal Moments is at Swanson Contemporary.

Resident: Works by Renzo Velez is at Houseguest Gallery.

Breaking the Mold: Sculptor Enid Yandell’s Early Life, 1869-1900 is at The Filson.

“My Thoughts on Everything” is a solo show from Bob Lockhart at Kaviar Forge & Gallery.

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie continues through August.

Mental Misconceptions: The Art of Self Care at The Hite Institute’s Schneider Galleries.

2019 MFA Graduates Exhibition at Cressman Center.

The Spring Invitational. is at Kleinhelter Galley in New Albany.

Joyce Garner - lazy susan is at garner narrative contemporary.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio July 11, 2019

Keith Waits returns after 2 weeks off to host three of the seven playwrights featured in the 2nd Derby City Playwrights New Play Festival July 12-28 at The Bard's Town. David Clark, Liz Fentress & Vidalia Unwin were in the studio at WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com on July 11.

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David Clark co-founded Derby City Playwrights with playwright Brian Walker. His play Shrodinger’s Girl was part of the first Derby City Playwights New Play Festval in 2016. His work has been produced in Louisville in The Ten-Tucky Festival & the Finnigan & the 2012 Minnesota Fringe Festival. He has been published in two volumes of collected monologues, presented at the Last Frontier Conference Play Lab, and been selected as a semi-finalist for the Roots of the Bluegrass New Play Award, the Source Theatre Festival and as a finalist for the Heidemann Award at ATL.

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Liz Fentress is playwright, director, and actor. In Louisville, she acts for Stage One, and has been a teaching artist for ATL’s New Voices program for ten years. She conducts playwriting workshops for the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Continuing Studies and wrote the department’s Online Playwriting Workshop. She is the Kentucky Regional Rep for the Dramatists Guild of America.

Liz’s plays have been produced locally at the Public Theatre of Kentucky in Bowling Green, Bunbury Theatre & The Bard’s Town Theatre in Louisville. Her play The Honey Harvest, which premiered at Kentucky Repertory Theatre, won the North American Actors Association Playwriting Competition and was staged in London's West End. Kentucky Educational Television’s production of Liz's Circus Story, a solo play which Liz wrote and performs, won the National Educational Television Association award for Best Dramatic Narrative.

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Vidalia Unwin studied creative writing at the University of Louisville and has failed repeatedly to write the Great American Novel, ultimately giving up and deciding to write it as a play instead. Her other full-length work includes “The Ballad of Night Moose” (with Lex Mitchell), “@con”, and “Broken Iris”.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio: Charlie Sexton and Dr. Janna Segal

Charlie Sexton, Artistic Director of Commonwealth Theatre Center, and Dr. Janna Segal, Director of Graduate Studies at UofL’s Department of Theatre Arts, discuss Shakespeare, dramaturgy, and theatre arts education ahead of the 2019 Young American Shakespeare Festival that opens May 9 at CTC. Tune in each Thursday at 10am to listen to Keith Waits talk with creatives on LVA's Artebella On The Radio. WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com.

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Charlie Sexton is the Artistic Director of Commonwealth Theatre Center. He was among the first class of Conservatory students of Walden Theatre. Charlie’s resume includes many artistic accomplishments as an actor, director, and playwright, but his proudest achievement is the professional training and mentoring of thousands of students through the Walden Conservatory program, the students have been accepted into the nation’s best college theatre programs, including Juilliard, Carnegie Mellon, New York University, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater.

Notable students include Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Jess Weixler (The Good Wife), Wes Ramsey (Charmed), Tom Graves (The Rude Mechanicals), Gisela Chipe (Asolo Rep’s Hamlet, Prince of Cuba), and Adam Wesley Brown (Once on Broadway).

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Dr. Janna Segal teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Louisville in: theatre history, literature, and theory; Shakespeare and Shakespearean adaptation; American feminist theatre; and dramaturgy. Prior to joining the UofL faculty, Dr. Segal was an Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department and in the MLitt/MFA Shakespeare and Performance program at Mary Baldwin College, and an IHUM Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. She has published single and co-authored works on Shakespeare’s As You Like ItA Midsummer Night’s DreamOthello, and Romeo and Juliet; Dekker and Middleton’s The Roaring Girl; Fo and Rame’s Elisabetta; and Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Her scholarly work has appeared in such journals as SDC JournalJEMCSShakespeare, and Early Modern Literary Studies, as well as in numerous anthologies, including the forthcoming Performances at Court in Shakespeare’s Era (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018) and How to Teach a Play (Bloomsbury, 2018). Dr. Segal is also a freelance dramaturg whose past production work includes Shakespeare, Shakespearean adaptation, contemporary theatre, and new plays in development. She is the Resident Dramaturg of the Comparative Drama Conference, for which she dramaturgs two to three new plays a year, and a dramaturg for ATHE’s annual New Play Development Workshop. At UofL, she has dramaturged Baltimore,Eurydice, and The Master and Margarita, and The Taming of the Shrew. She has also worked locally as a guest dramaturg for Commonwealth Theatre Center. Dr. Segal is a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), and she serves on the Board of the Comparative Drama Conference.

Young American Shakespeare Festival  May 9 – 19

Macbeth, directed by Hallie Dizdarevic
Henry V, directed by Jennifer Pennington
The Winter’s Tale, directed by Charlie Sexton

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Friday Link Roundup: March 29, 2019

Cleveland Public Library by Yinka Shonibare

Cleveland Public Library by Yinka Shonibare

TONIGHT:

Opening Night Tour: Yinka Shonibare CBE: "The American Library" is at The Speed tonight.

Women Laughing Alone with Salad from Theatre [502]

Dogfight presented by Acting Against Cancer is at Artspace.

This is the first weekend for Smart People from The Liminal Playhouse

Panache by Don Gordon opens at Little Colonel Playouse

Women Laughing Alone With Salad from Theatre[502]

Women Laughing Alone With Salad from Theatre[502]

Louisville comedian returns home: Raanan Hershberg Live at The Bard's Town

SATURDAY:

The application period for the 2019 Hadley Prize for Visual Art is now open and there is an Information Session at Shawnee Library on how to prepare today.

SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day 2019 is at 2pm.

ONGOING:

Dru Pilmer’s exhibit Moving Through is at Art Seed Gallery through April 5th.

Freeze State: Dissociating from the Here and Now is at Swanson Contemporary

Duality | The New Work of Valerie Timmons is at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile.

Image and Word is at Kaviar Forge & Gallery through April 6.

Elmer Lucille Allen, Sandra Charles, and Barbara Tyson Mosley are exhibiting at Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany.

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Friday Link Roundup: March 14, 2019


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TONIGHT:

Jake Ford’s Unveiled opens tonight at Quappi Projects

Ruben Brandt, Collector, Directed by Milorad Krstić opens at Speed Cinema.

Just Like Us/Justo como nosotros, a co-production of Looking for Lilith & Teatro Tercera Llamada opens at The KY Center.

Wayward Actors Company opens OH MY GODS! - "God" by Woody Allen & "St. Francis Talks To The Birds" by David Ives at The Bard’s Town

ONGOING:

Dru Pilmer’s exhibit Moving Through is at Art Seed Gallery through April 5th.

Freeze State: Dissociating from the Here and Now is at Swanson Contemporary

Duality | The New Work of Valerie Timmons is at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile.

Image and Word is at Kaviar Forge & Gallery through April 6.

Elmer Lucille Allen, Sandra Charles, and Barbara Tyson Mosley are exhibiting at Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany.

Rebirth, an exhibition by Bette Levy, continues at Pyro Gallery through March 23

Years of Chaos- Issues That Are Destroying Us is at Kore Gallery, now relocated to the Hope Mills Building.

Angie Reed Garner "shantyboating" is at garner narrative.

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Friday Link Roundup: March 8, 2019

Judith Godrèche & Matt Walsh in Under the Eiffel Tower.

Judith Godrèche & Matt Walsh in Under the Eiffel Tower.

TONIGHT:

Archie Borders’ new film Under the Eiffel Tower has SOLD OUT its Louisville premiere tonight at Speed Cinema, but there are several other showings on the schedule in the next week.

Cabaret opens at Commonwealth Theatre Center

Neill Robertson in Cabaret. Photo: Crystal Ludwick

Neill Robertson in Cabaret. Photo: Crystal Ludwick

SATURDAY:

Artist Talk "Network is Networth" With Victor Sweatt will happen at 1619 Flux.

KORE Gallery’s official Grand Opening is today

StageOne Playmakers Gala: Small Steps, Giant Leaps is at C2 Event Venue

ONGOING:

Freeze State: Dissociating from the Here and Now is at Swanson Contemporary

Duality | The New Work of Valerie Timmons opens at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile.

Image and Word just opened at Kaviar Forge & Gallery and runs through April 6.

Elmer Lucille Allen, Sandra Charles, and Barbara Tyson Mosley are exhibiting at Carnagie Center for Art & History in New Albany.

Rebirth, an exhibition by Bette Levy, continues at Pyro Gallery through March 23

Years of Chaos- Issues That Are Destroying Us is at Kore Gallery, now relocated to the Hope Mills Building.

Angie Reed Garner "shantyboating" is at garner narrative.

Industrial Wastelands Solo Exhibition from Dean Thomas at Tim Faulkner Gallery.



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Friday Link Roundup: February 8, 2019

Andy Perez, from Imagined Monuments: An LVA Exhibit For Metro Hall

Andy Perez, from Imagined Monuments: An LVA Exhibit For Metro Hall

“Living Monument, Angela Hollingsworth” by Sandra Charles

“Living Monument, Angela Hollingsworth” by Sandra Charles

TONIGHT:

Non-Arrivals: o Art Opening Reception is at Natalie O Design Co.

Date Night at PAC: Black Light Art with Andrew Preston! starts at 6pm at Preston Art Center.

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The 7th annual Cuteopia! is happening at Revelry Boutique and Gallery.

Art Sanctuary presents "Vizard of Voz" with Va Va Vixens! opens tonight.

The Roast of Netflix & Chill is the latest from Character Assassination at The Bard’s Town.

The Green Book Presented By Bunbury Theatre and ShPIeL opens tonight at the Henry Clay Theatre.

SATURDAY:

B Deemer Gallery hosts a reception for Yutori - New works by Teri Dryden

WXOX Voix De VIlle 2019 is the 3rd Anniversary Fundraiser for WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.

MONDAY:

LVA’s exhibit for Metro Hall Imagined Monuments Exhibit Artist's Reception happens at 6pm. (see above image)

ONGOING:

Shadowland-Opening Reception an exhibition of stratographs and etchings by Anna Marie Pavlik, at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile.

Years of Chaos- Issues That Are Destroying Us has opened at Kore Gallery, now relocated to the Hope Mills Building.

WHERE WE ARE NOW - COMPOSITIONS by JODY JOHNSON  with GUEST ARTISTS: VIRGINIA SPEED and RITA CAMERON is at Pyro Gallery.

Currents:: Contemporary Artists Along the Banks of the Ohio is up at Swanson Contemporary.

Angie Reed Garner "shantyboating" is at garner narrative.

Industrial Wastelands Solo Exhibition from Dean Thomas at Tim Faulkner Gallery.


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Friday Link Roundup: January 11, 2019

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TONIGHT:

Pyro Gallery opens Where We Are Now featuring Jody Johnson, Rita Cameron and Virginia Speed from 5pm-9pm

Night At The Carnegie is happening tonight. Biophilia is still on exhibit there.

The Tilted Crown Theatre Company Presents Beirut at The Bard’s Town.

TUESDAY:

2019 Fischer Award for Visual Art Presentation Ceremony will be at Portland Museum this morning.

ONGOING:

Current: an exhibition of the Southern Crossings Pottery Festival at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile.

Industrial Wastelands Solo Exhibition from Dean Thomas at Tim Faulkner Gallery.

The Carnegie Center for Art and History presents Biophilia Life; or, My Best Friend Has Four Legs and a Tail.

Deborah Whistler: “Follow The Rabbit” is at Moreman Gallery through January 19, 2019. 

Cletus Wilcox, Joshua Bleecker Suyun Son at Tim Faulkner Gallery.

SewIn Qulit and Fiber Biennial is across the river in New Albany.

Elsa Hansen Oldham "Muses" is at KMAC through January 27, 2019.


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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 8.23.18

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Angela Williams & Michael Roberts are in The Liminal Playhouse's upcoming production of Jim Grimsley's Mr. Universe, and Richard McGrew is one of the producers and co-founder with Tony Prince of The Liminal Playhouse. They talked about it with us on the August 23 LVA's Artebella On The Radio. Join us each Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com to hear artists talk about their work.

 

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Angela Williams, graduate of Louisville Male HS, has worked with Smoked Apple Theatre, Theatre [502], and has appeared in the recent film Convenience and the upcoming Black Mamba.

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Michael Roberts, Louisville native and a graduate St X and Xavier University. He has worked for Finnigan Productions, Louisville Repertory Company, Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company, and the Liminal Playhouse in their first production, Christmas on Mars.

Richard McGrew, Producing Director for The Liminal Playhouse, Sound Design, Musician, Composer, he studied at Yale, the University of Louisville, and Brescia University.

Due to a technical malfunction, the archive file only contains the first 20 minute segment of this interview.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 7/5/18

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Kristi Papailler is an actor, director, teacher and activist who recently directed "Fences" and appeared in "Steel Magnolias" and teaches at Central High School, so we had no problem filling the hour this Thursday on LVA's Artebella On The Radio. tune in to WXOX 97.1/Artxfm.com at 10am.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 6.14.18

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Scott Davis, Founder and Producing Director of The Alley Theater and the Arts Caravan was our guest on the June 14 LVA's Artebella On The Radio. We talked about the closing of The Alley Theater on August 1 after 25 years producing plays in Louisville, and the future for the Arts Caravan initiative. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com every Thursday at 10am.