Performing Arts Section
Called the “voice of his generation” by fellow comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, longtime Yellow Springs resident Dave Chappelle was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night, Oct. 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
In a star-filled gathering, surrounded by family, friends and fellow entertainers from throughout his 30-plus-year career in show business, comedian and actor Dave Chappelle was awarded the 22nd Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night, Oct. 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
The YS Theater Company is currently seeking submissions for the 10 Minute Play Festival. The annual event, now in its sixth year, typically features a series of brief, one-act plays, written by playwrights from the Miami Valley and beyond, directed and performed by community members.
Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle, who lives with his family just outside Yellow Springs, is set to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a star-filled performance Sunday evening, Oct 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
A rural Southern Ohio woman takes a little Bigfoot home to raise it as her own. Now what? YSHS and MMS present “The Bigfoot Letters” Sept. 26–29 at the Foundry Theater.
Eliot Cromer and Adam Zaremsky will present a sketch comedy show, “Wistful Meanderings of the Petty,” on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24, beginning at 8 p.m. at the YS Arts Council.
For those who don’t know, “Othello” concerns the secret machinations of the evil Iago against the titular Othello, “the Moor,” one of the few Shakespeare characters written as a person of color. This year’s Summer Shakespeare features a smaller cast and a strong group of leads.
For playwright and actor Felicia Chappelle, art is therapeutic — whether it’s being received or created.
Yellow Springs Theater Company’s annual Summer Shakespeare Shindig returns two weekends this month with a staging of “Othello.”
“Bonanza Valley!” is anything but the typical “cowboys and Indians” narrative. Instead, the YSKP play retells the story of the Western frontier in a way that explores and challenges “Old West” traditions of property, power and gender. It runs through Sunday.