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Highlights for 2019/2020

 

Gregson Theater in 2020!

PLEASE NOTE: There have been several changes to our schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. Details below.

Join us for our New Creative Projects! Workshops! Residencies! Book signings! and more…

Mask Making Workshops in New York and Florida tentatively scheduled or rescheduled for 2021.

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The first episode of our podcast "Artists Lost and Found" was been launched Friday, Aug 21, 2020. This episode and others are now available on several podcast listening platforms, such as Spotify, Itunes Google Podcast, as well as at our own podcast website artistslostandfound.com. There you will find our episode schedule and to learn all about the current and upcoming episodes.

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PublicationTheater Artists Play book

NEW BOOK
"Theater Artsists Play" is available now!!

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Current and Upcoming Workshops, Events and Theater Residencies:

classTwo-day Mask Making Workshops - Discover the ancient art of mask making and unmask the your creative self! Make a theater mask and from a cast of your face (or you child's, or grandmother's as an heirloom you will have for years). Once you have made the cast you will make a papier mache mask for you to use in your own theater productions, storytelling, performances or sculpture. Once you make the cast you will be able to make many more masks from it. Ages 10 and up! For professionals, performing artists, sculptors, actors, mimes, teachers, students, from experts to beginners. All levels of expertise welcome!

LOCATION #1: Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY, postponed until summer 2021.

LOCATION #2: Easel Art Supply Palm Beach, Florida, 810 Park Ave, Lake Park, Florida 33403. This workshop has tentatively been rescheduled for next year (2021). Stay tuned.

Theater Arts Residency - Barbara Gregson and musician Eric Porter will return to work with The Mountain View Players at the Mt View Wellness Center, Oneonta, NY for the 5th year. They will be writing a new piece "Waiting For" and partnering with The First United Presbyterian Church (The Red Door Church). This residency has tentatively been rescheduled for 2021.

Theater Arts Residency [CANCELLED] - Barbara Gregson was scheduled to work with members of The Guilford Historical Society, The Afton Community Theater and local actors to write and perform an original piece, "Spirits of The Past Mystery Vignettes." It will consist of true historical mysteries from Guilford between 1760 and 1935. There will be 2 live performances/dinner theater at the Guilford Historical Society's research center in July 2020. This residency has been cancelled.

NEW Theater Arts Program - planned for 2021 (rescheduled), Barbara Gregson and Eric Porter will direct teens (high school students) in an after school Theater Arts and Music Program in Norwich at The Chenango Arts Council, Norwich. Students will study acting, mime, mask making and will write an original theater piece with Barbaera Gregson and write original music with Eric Porter for several live performances in the Theater at The Chenango Arts Council, Norwich.  

Other Projects - So what has Barbara been doing during the coronavirus pandemic? She has been working with musician Eric Porter on the podcast, "Artist Lost and Found" and her "Creativity Found Fridays" Facebook posts. She is also designing a "Creativity Found" journal/workbook.

Highlights of Recent Events, Workshops and Residencies

PUBLISHED BOOK -“Theater Artists Play! - a THEATER ARTIST'S GUIDE to making and creating your OWN theater work”. The book is available through Amazon and on this site.

Received Community Arts Grant - We are proud to announce that we received all of the 2020 DEC Community Arts grants that we applied for, from the Chenango Arts Council, Norwich, NY and funded by NYSCA to do our very creative theater making work. Thank you NYSCA for supporting our local arts council with the funding.

Book Signing AND Public Reading - Sidney Memorial Public Library Sidney, NY, Feb 16, 2020. Barbara Gregson read and demonstrated mask and mime skills described in her book, Theater Artists Play, A THEATER ARTIST'S GUIDE to creating and making your OWN theater work! She will demonstrate the use of masks and mime in her work and theater productions, answer questions and also signed any books that were purchased previously from her website or Amazon.

Mask making workshops - Barbara taught two mask making workshops entitled "Unmask Your Creative Self" - one at Broome County Council on the Arts, Binghamton, NY in February, 2020, and another at the Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY in mid-March, 2020.     See photo #1.     See photo #2.

Book Signing and Sale -“Theater Artists Play!” Barbara Gregson held a book signing at the Colorscape Arts Festival on September 2019, in Norwich, NY. Also see colorscape.org.

Theater Residency - West Learning Center, BOCES, Apalachin, NY - "Peace Tales from Around the World" was the title of the theater residency for youth grades 2-8 held spring 2019 (for the 4th year).

Theater Residency - The Place - We created a show during their summer 2019 program with the theme being, “Peace”.

Theater Residency - Mt View Wellness Center, Oneonta NY - We created an original show with adults, “adults in transition” from the Oneonta, NY community and the Mt View Wellness Center summer 2019. See video <<LINK>>.

Philadelphia Fringe Festival “Theater Artist Play!” storytelling and theater making workshops - Barbara held two workshops SEP2018 based on her book, Theater Artists Play. Both were held at Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center, Philadelphia, PA for the Philadelphia Fringe Arts Festival.

Theater Residency - “Stories of Diversity from the City in the Hills” - Adult members of the United Methodist church, Mt View Wellness Center and  Oneonta community members wrote and performed their original shows in Oneonta, NY, early summer 2018.

BOOK SIGNINGS & RECEPTIONS - Chenango Arts Council Gallery, Norwich, NY and Green Toad Book Store, Oneonta, NY - JUN2018.

 

REVIEWS

"This was the most creative theater residency /experience we have ever had at our school! Thank you!" - Mr. Johnson (high school music teacher, Philadelphia)

"I love that now I have the ability to create my OWN productions through masks and mime and improvisation - being creative" - Beth (age 16, after she attended a Gregson Theater Masks and Mime Workshop at a BOCES Herkimer, NY)

Call Today (607 895 6032) for a Free Consultation regarding how your organization can create an original theater piece or hold a theater arts workshop with Gregson Theater.

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