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VTSU Student Filmmakers Showcase
The Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery announces its upcoming virtual exhibit , a showcase of student films from the Vermont State University ( VTSU ) Cinema Studies & Production program . The exhibit will be online March 1 through April 30 , and a virtual artist talk with the student filmmakers will be held from 5pm to 6pm on March 8 .
The exhibit , titled Telling Stories Frame by Frame : A VTSU Student Film & Video Showcase , will feature students from VTSU ’ s Castleton and Lyndon campuses , where Cinema Studies & Production is offered as a concentration within the Bachelor of Arts in Communications program . Students learn the craft and history of cinema as an art to ready themselves for careers in advertising , communications , television production , and independent filmmaking . The exhibit aligns with the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Creative Network ’ s advocacy in the legislature for state investments into the film and creative media sector . The virtual exhibit , and more information about the Spotlight Gallery , can be viewed starting March 1 on the Vermont Arts Council website at vermontartscouncil . org / gallery . Registration for the virtual artist talk on March 8 is available now .
Visiting Artists at the Vermont Studio Center
Vermont Studio Center ( VSC ) will host talented artists and writers this year , sharing their work and expertise locally and online . Visiting artists and writers enrich the resident experience with craft talks and one-on-one studio visits . All events are free of charge and are presented to show the breadth and depth of the talented folks in the VSC universe . The 2024 Visiting Writers Program is supported by the Rona Jaffe Foundation . The schedule is as follows : March 6 at 8pm , Visiting Artist Talk : Joe Harjo . March 7 at 8pm , Visiting Writer Reading : Vievee Francis . Following the reading , Francis will offer a Writing Craft Talk on March 8 at 10am .
March 8 at 10am , Visiting Writer Vievee Francis will give a craft talk . Limited seating is available , please email writing @ vermontstudiocenter . org to secure your spot
On March 20 at 8pm , Visiting Writer Rowan Ricardo Phillips will give a reading at the Red Mill .
On March 21 at 10am , Visiting Writer Rowan Ricardo Phillips will give a craft talk . Limited seating is available , please email writing @ vermontstudiocenter . org to secure your spot
On March 27 at 8pm , Visiting Artist Mildred Beltré will give an artist talk at the Red Mill . For more , visit : vermontstudiocenter . org
‘ Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike !’
Tickets to The Middlebury Community Players ’ production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike ! are now on sale . The play revolves around late-middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia who share the family home in Bucks County , PA , where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives . Suddenly , their movie-star sister , Masha , swoops in with her new 20-something boy toy , Spike . A weekend of rivalry , regret , resentment , and regret ensues . Performances are February 29 through March 2 at 7:30 pm , as well as a matinee on March 3 at 2pm at Middlebury ’ s Town Hall Theater , 68 South Pleasant St . in Middlebury , VT . Opening night tickets are $ 17 ( plus a $ 2 ticketing fee ) and all other tickets are $ 18 ( plus the $ 2 fee ). MiddleburyCommunityPlayers . org . Tickets : TownHallTheater . org or call the box office at 802-382-9222 .

MARCH 2024

THE DORSET PLAYERS , INC . PRESENTS

THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL

ONE ACT FESTIVAL

Friday March 1 & Saturday March 2 at 7:30 PM Sunday March 3 at 2:00 PM

DORSET PLAYHOUSE

Tickets at www . dorsetplayers . org or Call 802-867-5777
SPONSORED BY EXPRESS COPY & KEVIN O ' TOOLE , ATTORNEY AT LAW

The ARTS

NECCA ’ s Circus Spectacular
Be amazed , awed , and delighted while contributing to our community at this year ’ s Circus Spectacular produced by New England Center for Circus Arts ( NECCA ). Tickets are available now for an evening of incredible , world-class entertainment for the entire family in Brattleboro on March 9 ( 7:30pm ) and March 10 ( 1pm ) to benefit the financial aid student fund and circus programming for all ages . The Circus Spectacular is NECCA ’ s most important annual fundraiser , a dazzling event and a unique opportunity to see some of today ’ s most renowned high flying aerialists , acrobats , and jugglers . Enjoy Guest Ringmaster and world record holder John Higby , also known as the YoYo Guy sharing the stage with high flying rope artist Nick Ng , on break between tours with Cirque du Soleil , award winning juggler Stacey Strange , and internationally renowned wire dancer Ariele Ebacher , among others donating their talents ! The Circus Spectacular is happening live on the Latchis Theater stage ( 50 Main St . in Brattleboro , VT ) and via live stream to allow for accessibility for those who are homebound and circus fans across the country . $ 20- $ 50 . Buy tickets : CircusSchool . org . For more , call 802-254-9780 .
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