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  • A nonprofit, Little Art lives on

    Zack McGhee loves the Little Art Theatre. He first started coming here for the indie circuit as a teenager from Fairborn and then in 2006 became a projectionist to get paid for one of his favorite pastimes. He is proud to have brought his Republican parents here to see films such as Michael Moore’s Bowling […]

  • The ‘News’ off the page, on the stage

    Mad River Theater will present Off the Press, an original play about the role of the Yellow Springs News in the village, from June 5–7 at the First Presbyterian Church. Featured are, clockwise from left, Rick Walkey, Doug Hinkley, Flo Lorenz, Howard Shook, Ali Thomas and Charlotte Walkey. At the table is Lucas Hudson-Groves.

    In the text of the classified ad about a lost puppy, there is a bigger story. In the letter to the editor about a neighbor’s farm that should or shouldn’t be developed, there is a bigger story. In the sports section about a ragamuffin team that clawed its way to state, there is still a bigger story.

  • YSKP, the whole year ’round

    YSKP Education Coordinator Mary Kay Clark recently oversaw New Actors Club participants (left to right) Evelyn Greene, Ursula Kremer, Ana Smith, and Shekinah Williams as they brainstormed possible endings for their collaborative adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.

    Even with the loss of its Antioch Theater space last year, YS Kids Playhouse continues to build community through contemporary theater. Displaying its characteristic “the show must go on!” spirit and resourcefulness, the local arts organization has every intention to fulfill its mission of not only providing theater arts and arts education opportunities for Yellow Springs and surrounding communities, but to expand its programming year-round.

  • Hey! Let’s put on a show!

    In its biennial all-school musical extravaganza this weekend, Mills Lawn School will present ‘MLS on Broadway’ at the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Central State University on Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 8, at 1 p.m. The production includes, front row, left to right, Chelsea Horton, Cait Lloyd, Alice Miller, Molly Hendrickson and Abby Dawson; middle row, Kaila Russell, Keith Briggs, Modjeska Chavez, Kara Edwards, and Zane Pergram; back row, Molly Brown, Madison Robinson, Ahmad Wagner, Maddie Robinson, Ashley Longshaw, Isaiah Taylor and Jaylen Roe.

    These News photos are available Copies of this and other photographs may be purchased from the News; please contact us via e-mail at ysnews {at} ysnews(.)com, or by phone, between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri. RELATED POSTS: Board, not bored Entirely ‘Too Much Fun’ Third time’s no charm Strangers — and friends — in […]

  • Revised school board policy supports artistic freedom

    Almost a year after a censored high school student-written play sparked a community controversy, the Yellow Springs Board of Education on Jan. 8 approved a revised board policy that clarifies that audience members will be given notice and the opportunity to leave if a play is deemed potentially offensive.

  • YSHS ‘Midsummer’ mischief, mayhem with a ’50s flare

    In their 1950s version of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Kelly Miller as Helena, center, is driven mad by her admirers, Demetrius, played by Max Fleishman, and Lysander, played by Adam Zaremsky, who is himself sought by Hermia, played by Zyna Bakari. The mischeivous Puck, Shelley Murphy, looks on from her perch. Performances will take place at Mills Lawn gym on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Nov. 16 and 23, at 2 p.m.

    If Shakespeare had lived in the 1950s, how he would have dressed, where he would have lived and the way he would have set his stage is surely just what the Yellow Springs High School thespians have dreamed up for the fall production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • Grown up kids give back at YSKP

    Lilli Rudolph and Joshua Seitz practice with stage makeup.

    The room is filled with shouts and “ooofs!” and the sound of punches making contact. One young girl tries to strangle a boy twice her size while a boy who has just been kicked in the stomach, groans and rolls over onto his side. A girl two feet away aims a powerful punch at another boy’s jaw.

  • YSKP to bring life to ‘Frankenstein’

    A large Frankenstein puppet walked the streets of Street Fair last Saturday, calling attention to the upcoming YS Kids Playhouse production of ‘Frankenstein, Or the Difficulty of Changing One’s Mind,’ an adaptation of the venerable tale, to be performed June 26 to July 6 (no show on July 4th) at the Antioch Amphitheater.

    Fans of Mary Shelley’s original work, Frankenstein, written in 1818, must have been horrified to watch Hollywood hook its profit-seeking electrodes up to her carefully constructed philosophical essay, then zap 42 celluloid creations into life.

  • It takes a village to raise a ‘Roof’

    The Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School production of Fiddler on the Roof opens this Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at the Mills Lawn gym. Pictured are the play’s principal actors, front row from left, Miriam Barcus, Élan Orr, Meg Hild, Elliot Cromer, Adam Zaremsky and Zeb Reichert. Back row from left are Peter Keahey, Lara Donnelly, Max Fleishman, Zane Reichert and Kevin Mayer.

    Randomly select anyone from the extensive list of participants — parents, students, staff, store owners, volunteers and professionals — who contributed to this year’s Yellow Springs High School spring musical, Fiddler On the Roof…

  • ‘Velveteen Rabbit’ comes alive at MLS

    YS Kids Playhouse will presents ‘The Velveteen Rabbit,’ with Yellow Springs youth, from left, Abigail Dawson, Evening Hudson, Zane Pergram, Kennedy Harshaw, Julia Tarpey, Ursula Kremer, Josh Seitz, Evelyn Greene, Charlotte Walkey and Greta Kremer.

    You thought YS Kids Playhouse events only took place in the summer? Think again! YSKP is moving into the schools. On March 6–9, third through sixth graders at Mills Lawn School will perform Mary Kay Clark’s original theatrical adaptation of the children’s story, The Velveteen Rabbit…

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