Stage & Screen

Denizen Theatre opens its doors with the world premiere of True Love Will Find You in the End

Denizen Theatre opens its doors with the world premiere of True Love Will Find You in the End

Denizen Theatre in New Paltz will be reopening its doors for Tony-nominated Broadway playwright, Neil LaBute, this October. The world premiere True Love Will Find You in the End is about marriage and divorce; passion and obsession; and how love can find you in even the most extraordinary circumstances. It will run from October 8 to 18, Thursday through Saturdays at 6 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 and 4 p.m.

Unison opens its new outdoor performance space in the sculpture garden

Unison opens its new outdoor performance space in the sculpture garden

With their facilities indefinitely unavailable, or available on terms so reduced it is nearly impracticable, arts organizations like New Paltz’ venerable Unison Arts Center are asking and answering the toughest questions about survival — economic and creative. Where is the soul of an arts center? Does it lie in the actual physical space, with the high ceilings, wood beams, track lighting and acoustic treatment? Or does it live in the curatorial and community impulse?

Director Allen Coulter introduces Hollywoodland at Greenville Drive-In August 18

Director Allen Coulter introduces Hollywoodland at Greenville Drive-In August 18

If you missed Hollywoodland the first time around, you’ll get another chance on Tuesday, August 18, when the fabulous Greenville Drive-In Cinema plays host to a screening presented by the Woodstock Film Festival in collaboration with Radio Woodstock. In case you missed it, drive-ins are the only safe place in these pandemic days to go see a movie the old-fashioned way: on a big screen shared with a big audience.

“Read to Me” exhibition now on view at J. J. Newberry Building in Saugerties

“Read to Me” exhibition now on view at J. J. Newberry Building in Saugerties

The theme was inspired by memories of stories read aloud in childhood, with the participating artists translating that experience into visual media. “When someone read you a story, that information got transmitted and interpreted by whoever was going to read to you,” said Hicks. “There was a kind of comfort in that community aspect. Sharing and transmitting information in art can be literal or abstract. ‘Read to Me’ is also a demand – a cry for help, or a cry for information.”

Bon-Odori Dance Festival for Peace marks anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki

Bon-Odori Dance Festival for Peace marks anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki

Every year at this time, chef Youko Yamamoto – former proprietor of Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Escape in New Paltz, known for hosting authentic Japanese cultural events such as the annual mochi-pounding party – organizes the Bon-Odori Dance Festival for Peace. In summers past it has been held at New Paltz’s Hasbrouck Park and Kingston Point Park. This year, the commemorations will go on, spread over a week instead of a weekend, and attendance will happen online.

SUNY New Paltz scales back theatre performances

SUNY New Paltz scales back theatre performances

The Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz will replace its traditional model of full-scale stage productions with a series of smaller staged readings this fall, allowing students and faculty to gather and perform while safely adhering to social-distancing practices.

Bardavon kicks-off streaming series

Bardavon kicks-off streaming series

The Bardavon will launch its free online series — The HVP Virtual Concert Hall — curated by Hudson Valley Philharmonic maestro Randall Craig Fleischer and featuring intimate performances by Hudson Valley Philharmonic musicians playing some of their favorite pieces on Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m.