Performing Arts Section :: Page 22
As an Antioch student in the mid-1980s, Mark Greenfield staged theater productions on the college golf course, inside the mail room, and during board of trustees’ meetings. Now Greenfield returns to Yellow Springs to teach a workshop on producing theater in non-traditional and outdoor settings and put on Oedipus Rex in the Antioch amphitheater.
Antioch alum Mark Greenfield returns to Yellow Springs to host a workshop on putting on theater productions in outdoor and non-traditional venues and to stage his rendition of “Oedipus Rex” in the Antioch amphitheater.
At a YS Kids Playhouse rehearsal last week in the Presbyterian Church, the cast members of the newest show, Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes), were laughing hysterically as they ran through the passageways of Westminster Hall.
YSKP rehearsed for the summer’s second production, Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes), with visiting director Lenard Petit this week at the Presbyterian Church.
Jill Becker led a class on dance improvisation this Monday evening.
Yellow Springers participated in Sufi dancing before the YSKP show this Saturday.
In its 16th year, YS Kids Playhouse continues to produce innovative youth theater for adults and children alike. Its latest musical, The Conference of Birds, explores themes of transformation and self-realization through a 12th-century desert fable.
Skate Music Fest, an annual event that features live music and benefits the skate park, will be held Sunday, July 11, 3–8 p.m.
At the second annual Big Bull Shake Liar’s Contest on July 4, contestants competed to see who could spin the biggest yarn.
While the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse summer musical, “Conference of the Birds” doesn’t open until Thursday, July 8, the News got a sneak peak during rehearsal last Thursday. Watch an audio slideshow, featuring the sounds and stagings of cast members, below, and see next week’s print edition of the Yellow Springs News for a full article on the latest production in YSKP’s 16th season of youth theater.