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Theater Forum: Hand in Hand-Festival Hill

  • 02 Nov 2018
  • 04 Nov 2018
  • Festival Hill Institute, Round Top

November 2 - November 4, 2018

21st Annual Theatre Forum at Round Top

Danny Ashkenasi, Sonja Bruzauskas,
Tom Foral, Chesley Santoro Krohn,
Felicia Hardison Londré, Kate Pogue,
Vern Sutton, Ann Thompson

August to April Series


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21st Annual Theatre Forum: Hand in Hand
   Friday November 2 - Sunday November 4, 2018

The 21st Annual Theatre Forum at Round Top will explore Hand in Hand: Theatre Holding Hands. Topics discuss Theatre in collaboration with other art forms, disciplines, and aspects of life.

"We live in an era of isolation. Often, our communication takes place electronically. We exercise, shop and eat, drive through banks, coffee shops and pharmacies, all in isolation. As artists and audiences, we create human interaction, and the benefits to us are holistic, exponential. This forum highlights the power of collaboration, and the community it builds, in the arts and beyond."  - Sonja Bruzauskas, Theatre Forum Producer

We are delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed and New York based actor, composer and playwright, Danny Ashkenasi. Danny will enlighten us about his work on, and behind, the Big Apple stages, as well as his in-school program of creating original music theater with children.

Vern Sutton, Felicia Londré, Ann Thompson, Chesley Krohn, Tom Foral and Kate Pogue will investigate Improvised Opera, The Armistice, Libretto writing, Opera and the Movies, Theatre and Nature, Unavoidable Collaborations. See bios below.

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        or call 979-249-3129.


Taking full advantage of the picturesque Festival Hill Campus, the three-day Theatre Forum also offers a tour of grounds and buildings, morning walks with Ann Thompson, and appetizing meals in the Victorian-style Menke House dining hall, as well as an open-air lunch in the lush Menke gardens on Saturday. Though casual dress is the norm for events, formal dress is encouraged for the Saturday evening reception in the Menke House Parlours followed by a gourmet dinner in the dining hall.

Overnight accommodations are available. Complimentary breakfast is included. Please call the office or email reservations@festivalhill.org to check availability and make reservations.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 20% cancellation fee for registration, meals and lodging applies until October 19. No refunds will be issued after October 19.

Office/Information/Reservations: 979-249-3129

Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce                               Phone: (979) 542-3455
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