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Dogwood Dance Project Presents: 9th Annual Season Concert
General Admission: $15
Students with valid ID: $10
Children under 10yrs: $10
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00PM | 7:00PM
Dogwood Dance Project returns to Dogtown Dance Theatre to present their 9th annual season concert! Featuring the Dogwood Dance Project Professional Company & the Dogwood Dance Youth Ensemble. The 2020 performances will showcase the choreography of company members Joanna Chocklett, Micki Coor, Mary Manzari, Ilana Puglia and Jason Sandahl as well as guest choreographers Ryan Davis and Kara Robertson
Photography by Dave Parrish
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Drewe Goldstein.
General Admission: $30
Senior | Military: $20
Valid Student ID: $15
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30PM
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00PM | 7:30PM
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30PM
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00 | 7:30
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is the recipient of the 2019/2020 VCUarts Undergraduate Research Grant. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by up and coming director Drewe Goldstein.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot follows the bibles most notorious apostle. Judas was a disciple of Jesus who betrayed his friend and teacher to the Romans. He is seen as the man responsible for Jesus’s death; afterwards, Judas fell into despair and hung himself from an olive tree; since then, he has been suffering in Hell, and will continue to do so for all eternity. Set during Judas' final court appeal, the audience is forced to reconsider what they know about forgiveness, faith, and eternal damnation.
Drewe Goldstein is a director and actor, passionate about creating work for new audiences and all people. Currently living in Richmond, Virginia Drewe studies at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts working towards a BFA in Theatre Performance. After discovering their passion for directing they worked on projects with notable directors such as Johanna Gruenhut and Susanna Gellert. Drewe is an advocate for creating new work that allows the voices of those who have not been heard on stage to be represented and understood. Along with their love for developing new works, Drewe is extremely passionate about the retelling and reimagining of the classic. Their Directing credits include; God of Carnage (Director), I and You (Assistant Director) at the Weston Playhouse, Enough (Choreographer), Romeo and Juliet (Associate Director), Venus in Fur (Assistant Director), and A Doll’s House (Assistant Director) at TheatreLab. Upcoming; Cabaret (Director), Lungs (Director)
Stephen Adly Guirgis is a member and former co-artistic director of LAByrinth Theater Company. His plays have been produced on five continents and throughout the United States. They include Our Lady of 121st Street (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle Best Play Nominations), Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award, Barrymore Award, Olivier Nomination for London’s Best New Play), In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings (2007 LA Drama Critics Best Play, Best Writing Award), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (10 best Time Magazine & Entertainment Weekly), and The Little Flower of East Orange (with Ellen Burstyn & Michael Shannon). All five plays were directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and were originally produced by LAByrinth.
His most recent play, Between Riverside and Crazy, recently completed a sold-out run at Atlantic Theater Company, and will transfer to Second Stage Theatre in 2015. His 2011 play, The Motherf***er with the Hat (6 Tony nominations, including Best Play), was directed by Anna D. Shapiro and marked his third consecutive world premiere co-production with The Public Theater and LAByrinth.
In London, his plays have premiered at The Donmar Warehouse, The Almeida (dir: Rupert Goold), The Hampstead (Robert Delamere), and at The Arts Theater in the West End. Other plays include Den of Thieves (Labyrinth, HERE, HAI, Black Dahlia) and Dominica The Fat Ugly Ho (dir: Adam Rapp) for the 2006 E.S.T. Marathon. He has received the Yale Wyndham-Campbell Prize, a PEN/Laura Pels Award, a Whiting Award, and a TCG fellowship. He is also a New Dramatists Alumnae and a member of MCC’s Playwright’s Coalition, The Ojai Playwrights Festival, New River Dramatists, and Labyrinth Theater Company. A former violence prevention specialist and H.I.V. educator, he lives in New York City.
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DANCESCAPES: Featuring the Virginia Repertory Dance Company
General Admission: $20
Senior | Youth: $15
Valid Student ID: $15
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8PM
DANCESCAPES is a diverse concert of dance styles featuring super physical movement and high energy performances.
DANCESCAPES is based in the School of Theatre and Dance at James Madison University. The company will feature works by Philadelphia based choreographer Stephanie Liapis, Charlotte choreographer Emily Cargill, Virginia artist Emily Wright, and Richmond choreographer and Dogtown
Dance Theatre Artistic Director Jess Burgess.
We are also excited to present a historic solo by modern dance pioneer Daniel Nagrin and new pieces from Artistic Directors Ryan Corriston and Shane O’Hara, who collaborated with Costa Rican choreographic artist Heather Lundy.
For more information on the concert contact Shane O’Hara at 540-421-4697.
Photo Credit: R. Finkelstein