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Performing Arts Section
In the upcoming Yellow Springs High School production of “She Kills Monsters,” comedy and drama come together to examine loss through a unique — and for its main character, unexpected — lens: the tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons.
Renowned film director Michael Schultz, known for iconic 1970s movies “Cooley High” and “Car Wash” and 1980s classics “Krush Groove” and “The Last Dragon,” once directed at the Antioch Area Theater’s summer festival in the ’60s. Arthur Lithgow offered Schultz the job.
This fall, the Foundry will again be the home to not just one group of artists-in-residence, but three. At the same time, the Foundry is gearing up to launch a full season of programming.
On Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19, in the John Bryan Community Center, the Yellow Springs Theater Company will debut a flamboyant rendition of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.”
The World House Choir invites new singers to join the choir as it prepares for its 10th anniversary concert program, “Standing on the Side of Love and Justice,” to be performed Sept. 21–23.
The inaugural Mad River Theater Works summer theater residency for youth will debut a public performance on Friday, June 23, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Foundry Theater.
Showcasing 10 plays by local and international playwrights, and produced by the YS Theater Company, the festival will be staged on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, starting at 7 p.m., on the south lawn at Yellow Springs High School.
On Wednesday, May 3, the Miami Township Board of Zoning Appeals, or BZA, gave the green light to another series of outdoor shows hosted by local resident and comedian Dave Chappelle at the Wirrig family pavilion.
On Monday and Tuesday, April 10 and 11, the young thespians of McKinney Middle School and Yellow Springs High School will present two reprise performances of their fall show, “Five Scripts Toward an Anti-Racist Tomorrow,” at the Foundry Theater at Antioch College. Each show begins at 7 p.m.
The workshop, which is supported by the Yellow Springs Community Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council, will be open to 25 young people ages 10–17, and will take place at the Foundry Theater, Monday–Friday during the weeks of June 12 and 19, with a culminating performance on Friday, June 23, at 7 p.m.