Category June 2013

The Best of … Summer Festivals

By AC Staff   Chamber Music Chestnut Hill Concerts “The Romantic Masters and Those They Inspired” Fridays, August 2, August 9, August 16, and August 23, at 8 p.m. Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook chestnuthillconcerts.org (203) 245-5736   Popular Music Music on the Green Presented by Yale-New Haven Hospital Saturdays, July 20 and […]

The Arts Council sounds off on … Atlas Obscura

By David Brensilver Before Joshua Foer wrote the best-selling book Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (Penguin Books, 2011), he and Dylan Thuras launched an incredibly useful project called Atlas Obscura, a Web-based resource that directs the intellectually curious to fascinating destinations one won’t find by consulting the typical tourism-related websites […]

Weekend Showcase Introduces Audiences to Emerging Talent

By Amanda May After such a long winter, we should all be outside as much as possible this summer, agreed? The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a perfect way to up your al fresco entertainment this June, and if you are in the mood for variety, the Weekend Showcase is a great option. […]

Stuck Elevator returns to New Haven

Challenges of immigration explored By David Brensilver Aaron Jafferis’ one-man show Stuck Elevator has been reimagined since it enjoyed at reading at the 2010 International Festival of Arts & Ideas. At the time, the work was being developed in workshops at the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, after which Jafferis, a New Haven native brought […]

A Shakespeare Classic Reimagined

By David Brensilver Tom Morris, who directed the National Theatre and the Handspring Puppet Company in the acclaimed stage production of War Horse, comes to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas to direct a unique production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring the Handspring Puppet Company and actors from the Bristol Old Vic, […]

David Dimitri is L’Homme Cirque

Beyond the main stage: L’Homme Cirque By Amanda May International Festival of Arts & Ideas audiences this year will have an opportunity to experience David Dimitri’s unique, one-man circus act, L’Homme Cirque. After training at the State Academy for Circus Arts in Budapest and taking intensive dance studies at New York’s Julliard School, Dimitri spent […]

Joshua Foer on ‘Revisiting the Hunter-Gatherer Life’

Beyond the Mainstage: Joshua Foer Ideas Talk By Amanda May One of the “Ideas” program presenters at this year’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas is Joshua Foer, the internationally best-selling author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (Penguin Books, 2011). Foer will be discussing his latest project in a […]

A freewheeling way with history

New Haven’s a stage for Rachel Alderman and A Broken Umbrella Theatre By Hank Hoffman Bicycles and corsets: history’s gift to A Broken Umbrella Theatre. Or so says Rachel Alderman, the not-for-profit theater group’s president, who speaks with palpable enthusiasm about the genesis of the troupe’s new work Freewheelers. The play, a drama with comic […]

Festival director’s welcome

An invitation to dream By Mary Lou Aleskie Every year at Arts & Ideas, we try to build a festival that will be exciting for audiences here in New Haven, and that connects this community to the world at large. We had an especially unique opportunity this year, when the United Kingdom’s Bristol Old Vic […]

June 2013 Letter from the Editor

June in New Haven is marked each year by the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. This year’s program, to which we’ve dedicated this edition of The Arts Paper, promises extraordinary performances and a great deal more. Hank Hoffman’s “Artists Next Door” feature introduces readers to A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s Rachel Alderman, who offers insight […]