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June 8, 2010

Marijn Akkermans awarded the 2010 Van Bommel Van Dam prize

The Van Bommel Van Dam prize is an incentive for artists younger than 35 years in the disciplines of painting, works on paper and photography. The 14th edition of the prize was awarded to Marijn Akkermans on the 6th of June. The work of Akkermans and that of the other nominees will be on display until 5 September in an exhibition at the Museum van Bommel van Dam in Venlo, the Netherlands. Museum van Bommel van Dam Deken van Oppensingel 6 5911 AD Venlo


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Image: Marijn Akkermans, The Middle Place, 2009/2010, Ink, gouache on paper, 170 x 114,5cm

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June 14, 2010

Memories and futures


You are warmly invited to the private view of: McAlpine Miller: Memories & futures 6pm- 8pm 24 June 2010

10 Grosvenor Street, London W1K 4BJ www.gofigurative.com/mcalpinemiller

Memories and futures runs until 13 October 2010. entry via guest list only. rsvp: sallyperry@gofigurative.com

Vassar & New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater announces season updates

Vassar & New York Stage and Film is pleased to announce the
casts for the free Readings Festival 1 (June 25 - 27), which opens the 26th
annual Powerhouse Theater season on the Vassar campus. The casting
highlights for the first four readings of the season include: *F. Murray
Abraham *(*Amadeus*, *Triumph of Love*, *Angels in America*), *Blair Brown*(
*Cabaret, James Joyce's The Dead, Fringe, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd*),
*Jill Clayburgh* (*An Unmarried Woman, Barefoot in the Park, Dirty Sexy
Money*), *Michael Cerveris* (*Sweeney Todd*, *Assassins*, *In the Next Room:
or the Vibrator Play*, *Fringe*),* Michael Countryman* (*Night Must Fall*, *
Holiday*)* Caitlin Fitzgerald *(*It's Complicated*), *Santino Fontana* (*Billy
Elliot*, *Sunday in the Park with George*), *Joanna Gleason* (*Dirty Rotten
Scoundrels*, *Into the Woods*, *The Good Wife*), *Isabel Keating* (*The Boy
from Oz*, *Enchanted April*, *Hairspray*), *Maryann Plunkett* (*A Man for
All Seasons*, *Saint Joan*, *The Seagull*), *Anthony Rapp* (*Rent*, *Six
Degrees of Separation*), *Stephen Spinella* (*Angels in America*, *24*), and
*David Strathairn* (*Good Night and Good Luck*, *Salome*).

Although admission is free to the Readings Festivals, since seating is
extremely limited the only way to be assured of a seat at the readings is
with the purchase of a season subscription as subscribers are able to
reserve their seats three days in advance of the general public. For
Readings Festival 1, subscribers may visit the box office or call (845)
437-5599 from Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20 to make their
reservation. On Tuesday, June 22, reservations then open to the general

Other updates to the Powerhouse season include the play *A LONG AND HAPPY
LIFE* by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Pippin Parker, which was
originally slated as a reading and will now be workshopped as one of the
four Inside Look presentations (July 9 - 11). The cast includes *Cassie Beck
* (*The Norman Conquests*), *Darren Goldstein* (*Bloody Bloody Andrew
Jackson, Oohrah!*), and *Donnetta Lavinia Grays* (*In the Next Room: or the
Vibrator Play*, *Well*). [Please note that A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE replaces
HANDBALL by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, which was withdrawn due to Rosenfeld's
professional obligations.] In addition, Megan Mostyn-Brown's THE REST OF
YOUR LIFE is the replacement for Brunstetter's work in Readings Festival 1
and Patricia Wettig's play F TO M is now slated for Readings Festival 2
(July 30 - August 1).

See the Powerhouse Theater website at http://powerhouse.vassar.edu for
continuing performance updates.

*June 25 - June 27
**All readings are in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. Seating is limited.
Free to the public with reservations strongly recommended.
Note: reservations beginning June 18 - 20 are available for Powerhouse
subscribers only; reservations open to the general public on June 22. Visit
or call the Powerhouse Box Office at (845) 437-5599*.*
Friday, June 25, at 8:00pm
A Musical Play
Based upon a screenplay by A. Adabashyan and N. Mikhalkov, and Platonov, a
play by Anton Chekhov
Written and directed by Richard Nelson
Music by Peter Golub
Lyrics conceived and adapted by Richard Nelson & Peter Golub*
The cast includes Stephen Bogardus, Blair Brown, Michael Cerveris, Jon
DeVries, Rebecca Faulkenberry, Barret O'Brien, Maryann Plunkett, Anthony
Rapp, Marquis Rodriguez, Andrea Ross, Stephen Spinella, David
Strathairn,and Michael Winther

Saturday, June 26, at 2:00pm
By Stephen Karam
Directed by Peter DuBois*
The cast includes F. Murray Abraham, Dan Bittner, Saidah Arrika
Ekulona,Santino Fontana, Joanna
Gleason, Gideon Glick, Okieriete Onaodowan.

Saturday, June 26, at 8:00pm
By Zoe Kazan
Directed by Sam Gold*
The cast includes Jill Clayburgh, Michael Countryman, Caitlin Fitzgerald,
Josh Hamilton, Sarah Steele, and Jeremy Strong.

Sunday, June 27, at 2:00pm
By Megan Mostyn-Brown
Directed by Josh Hecht*
THE REST OF YOUR LIFE is the winner of the first prize awarded by Leah
Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers. A Powerhouse Apprentice Company
alumna and faculty member, Leah Ryan (1964-2008) was a playwright, essayist,
writer of post-modern greeting cards, and a general woman of letters.
The cast includes Sarah Nina Hayon, Isabel Keating, Darren Pettie, Simon
Pincus, Manda Siegfried.

July 9 - 11*
INSIDE LOOK series *(*update*)*
By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Pippin Parker

Cass thinks she's finally found happiness -- perfect job, perfect apartment,
perfect fiancé -- until a brush with death forces her to reconsider. From
Bekah Brunstetter, the award-winning writer of* Oohrah!, You May Go Now: A
Marriage Play, and To Ninevah*, comes a play with humor, heart, and a high
school step team! The cast includes Cassie Beck, Toccarra Cash, Audrey
Esparza, Darren Goldstein, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, and Hubert Point-DuJour.
*In the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. Seating is limited. Tickets $20*

*The Powerhouse Theater Season, June 25 - August 1, 2010*
Powerhouse Theater, now beginning its 26th season, continues its mission to
offer a haven for world-class artists to gather and explore new material in
an atmosphere that is both protected and challenging. Each season Powerhouse
offers its audience debuts by Pulitzer, Oscar, and Tony-winning writers,
directors, and actors, and introduces its patrons to exciting emerging
artists, all at affordable ticket prices.

The 2010 season includes fully produced and designed productions on the
Powerhouse Mainstage:

- WE ARE HERE (June 29 - July 11) by Tracy Thorne, directed by Tony
nominee Sheryl Kaller (*Next Fall*), featuring Tony winner Adriane Lenox
(*Doubt, Chicago, Caroline or Change*) and Tony nominee de'Adre Aziza (*Passing

- PIRATE (July 21 - August 1) written and directed by John Patrick
Shanley (cast to be announced).

Martel Musicals:

- BONFIRE NIGHT (July 16 - 18) with book, music, and lyrics by Justin
Levine, directed by Obie winner Alex Timbers (*Bloody Bloody Andrew
Jackson*), and musical supervision by Kimberly Grigsby

- ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER (July 29 - August 1) lyrics by Alan
Jay Lerner, music by Burton Lane, with new book by Peter Parnell, based on
the original book by Alan Jay Lerner, musical direction and arrangements
by Lawrence Yurman, choreography by JoAnne Hunter, reincarnated and
directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer

Inside Look series of workshops:

- SAM BENDRIX AT THE BON SOIR (July 1 - 3) by Keith Bunin, directed by
Mark Rucker, featuring Luke Macfarlane from ABC's *Brothers and Sisters
- A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE (July 9 - 11) by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by
Pippin Parker, featuring Cassie Beck (*The Norman Conquests*), Darren
Goldstein (*Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Oohrah!*), and Donnetta Lavinia
Grays (*In the Next Room: or the vibrator play*, *Well*)

- Maria Cassi in MY LIFE WITH MEN - AND OTHER ANIMALS (July 16 - 18) by
Maria Cassi & Patrick Pacheco, directed by Peter Schneider

- INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE (July 23 - 25) by Zach Helm, featuring Zach
Helm and Powerhouse audience members

The Readings Festivals (June 25 - 27 and July 29 - August 1) will include
new works by Eve Ensler, Stephen Karam, Zoe Kazan, Romulus Linney & Eleanor
Cooney, Megan Mostyn-Brown, Richard Nelson & Peter Golub, Steven Sater &
Duncan Sheik, Kate Walbert, Patricia Wettig, and a screenplay by Jennifer

Individual tickets ($35 for "Mainstage"; $30 for "Martel Musicals"; $20 for
the "Inside Look" series) are available online at
http://powerhouse.vassar.edu and in person or by phone at the Powerhouse box
office: (845) 437-7235 or (845) 437-5599.

This year, continuing its mission of presenting artistically exceptional and
affordably priced performances, Powerhouse Theater will offer a $5 student
rush ticket for students of up to 25 years of age [as available 15 minutes
before curtain].

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June 22, 2010

INTERNATIONAL CRINGEFEST '10 "BAD" Plays, Musicals & Films

07/19/10 - 08/08/10 M-F @ 8pm, Sat. @ 5, 8 & 10:30pm, Sun. @ 4 & 7pm. Grand Theatre at the Producers' Club, 358 W. 44 St.
BRILLIANT & HILARIOUS works that are irreverent, politically incorrect, satirical, and naughty! Plays are arranged in theme evenings that rotate, so you get to see a number of wild works each night. The Producers' Club has a charming bar/lounge for before and after the show and during intermission. The supervising director of Cringefest is Tony Spinosa (Resident Director of La Cage aux Folles).
At the July 23rd gala, the Golden Pineapple awards will be served up to Charles Busch, Israel Horovitz, Doric Wilson, Sherry Eaker, and Ellie Covan. The night includes a show, Golden Pineapple Awards, and an all inclusive party.
M-Sat. @ 8pm: $25 Advance Sales (deadline July 1): $20 Students: $15 Sat. @ 5pm & Sun. @ 4pm: $20 Sat. @ 10:30, Sun. @ 7pm, and Sun. Aug. 8, @ 4pm: $18 HONORARY GOLDEN PINEAPPLE NIGHT (July 23 @ 8pm): $40
Information / reservations: 212-242-6036 or www.nyartists.org. Ticketing: www.theatermania.com

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