With MANAfest happening tomorrow, aka the unofficial start to Fall, we thought now would be as good as time as any to update everybody with our Fall 2019 schedule. All of these events and more can be found on the events section on our site as well as in the official Manayunk Magazine!
Shoe Box Theatre Collective is hosting another wonderful theatre festival this year. The performances will be spectacular with great artists from around the Philadelphia area. Check the website for tickets and showtimes. You don't want to miss these great performances. Treat yourself to the arts!
There was such a great response from the first two performances that we had to bring it back for a third. The new theatre company on the block; Grounded Theatre Company that specializes in the stories of the African Diaspora began their launch with a wonderful performance of The Slave Narratives that they have been asked to have an encore performance.
We apologize that we have not kept you in the loop about all the exciting events and programs happening here at Venice Island. We've been so busy that we forgot to update you. There have been musicals, plays, concerts, dance recital, dance concerts, chess competitions and a whole lot more. We will do our best to keep you informed about all the exciting events here at Venice Island. Have a wonderful summer, and oh, yeah.... THE SPRAY PARK IS ON!!!! WHOOHOO!!
We have been very busy over here the past few months! We successfully produced our first short theatre festival for our in house theatre company, The Shoe Box Company. And we're now gearing up for our first installation in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September! We will be putting together a devised piece called "Wild." Our cast is set and diligently working towards crafting something really special.
We hope everybody had a safe and productive holiday season! Venice Island is excited to be ringing in the new year with some of our exciting endeavors:
Venice Island's "Shoebox Company Short Theatre Festival"
"If you have a short theatre piece to share, or an idea for a short theatre piece that has not yet come to fruition, submit for a spot in the 2017 Shoe Box Theatre Festival! You may be wondering if you should bother submitting your weird idea, and the answer is an emphatic yes.
The Young Performers Theatre Camp had eight performances from four camp groups in summer 2015. Our musical theater senior camp, made up of our 15 to 18 year olds, performed Elton John's Aida. Our Teen camp, made up of 13 & 14 year olds performed Cole Porter's Anything Goes. Our Junior camp, made up of 9 to 12 year olds performed Disney's 101 Dalmations. Lastly, our 120-member 9 to 18 year old dance camp all of whom performed jazz, modern, ballet & tap wowwed a packed house.
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