CALLING ALL PERFORMING ARTISTS AND COMPANIES:
perform in the Fringe Festival October 10-12
FRINGE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW!
The Stranger Play Festival
short and strange plays by women
Thursday September 19 - Saturday September 21, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday September 22 - 2:00 p.m.
The Stranger Play Festival
four short plays about strangeness and strangers.
Statistics still reflect a huge disparity of female voices in the theater industry despite research identifying a majority of post-secondary theater students and audiences are women. “We wanted our festival to address current gender issues as well as provide an opportunity to introduce female characters and perspectives”, said local Vermont playwright Jeanne Beckwith. “We hope the impact will be well-received and far-reaching.”
Addressing this under representation is a goal of The Stranger Play Festival, to highlight the stories of women by women, using the idea of ‘stranger’ as a point of inspiration and unifying American and Canadian artists. The playwrights hail from different North American locales; Elizabeth Flanagan from San Francisco, Hortense Gerardo from Boston, Alex Karolyi from Toronto and Jeanne Beckwith from Vermont.
Directed by Monica Callan, Tess Holbrook, Kim Ward, Sarah Venooker.
Off Center is on the move!
On May 31, a group of amazing community volunteers helped us move into our new space. We are located in the same building, but one suite over! Our new mailing address is 294 North Winooski Avenue, Suite 116A , Burlinton VT 05401. Our email and contact information will all stay the same . Check out the slide show below of the move so far:
Next Phase: Fit-up
Now that we are moved into Suite 116A, the work is on to set up a brand new flexible black box performance studio. We are in the space formerly occupied by North End Studios B and C. This month we will be working hard, painting, setting up our tech, building a new stage floor, and preparing to open our doors for performance in July!
Once we have our new technical specs organized we will post all the details of the new space. In the meantime, renters can rest assured we will maintain our current audience capacity of 65, the tech will remain simple yet effective, and for the upcoming season we plan to keep our rental rates at the same level we have had since 2016.
We are booking now for summer and fall
Support our Move
We welcome your volunteer help! If you would like to be included in work party invitations (painting, installing the grid, floor etc), email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be on the volunteer email chain
We are also raising money in a campaign to cover the costs of the move. All told, the move is projected to cost us $5000. All the labor is volunteer (excepting technical electrical installations), but the necessary materials have hard price tags. Every dollar donated will help us cover those costs and make the new performance studio a perfect haven for creation and performance.
Thank you for helping us.