Stage & Screen

Catskill’s Lumberyard partners with Brooklyn Academy of Music

Catskill’s Lumberyard partners with Brooklyn Academy of Music

Lumberyard purchased four buildings – part of a former lumberyard – on the Catskill Creek waterfront, and in November will begin construction of a 5,500-square-foot theater in the cinderblock shell of a former garage. The theater, whose construction is being funded in part by a $5 million loan from RSF Social Finance (in addition to an Empire State Development grant and other sources), will be used to preview shows created by resident artists in the summer, which will open in New York City during the fall.

Starting a movement: Channeling Isadora Duncan in Dancing on the Edge at SUNY-New Paltz

Starting a movement: Channeling Isadora Duncan in Dancing on the Edge at SUNY-New Paltz

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23: Lisa Channer, who grew up in New Paltz in the 1970s in a household that was a sort of hippie arts salon, experienced an epiphany in her mid-teens as a result of reading Isadora Duncan’s autobiography. It changed her path and her life. Now she’s portraying Duncan in Dancing on the Edge, a new drama by much-anthologized playwright Adam Kraar about the brief, stormy marriage of the “mother of modern dance” to Russian Imaginist poet Sergei Esenin in the early 1920s.

Bard Conservatory to perform Vertigo score live during film screening

Bard Conservatory to perform Vertigo score live during film screening

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17: Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart star in Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Vertigo, cited by the American Film Institute as the country’s greatest mystery film. Screening the film classic with a live performance of Bernard Herrmann’s haunting score is the brainchild of film and television director Allen Coulter, known for his work on HBO’s The Sopranos.

Bread & Puppet brings Our Domestic Insurrection Circus to Hudson

Bread & Puppet brings Our Domestic Insurrection Circus to Hudson

Friday, Sept. 8: The troupe’s giant papier-mâché and cardboard characters are recognized all over the world. With this outing, Bread & Puppet hopes to inspire the public to rebel and “underthrow the current system from the toes up.” The troupe’s founder and director, Peter Schumann, says that they want to create the “possibilitarian models of the new: the sourdough, the potato patches of the new.”