Upon his death on May 29, 2018, at the age of 87, poet, playwright and novelist Joe Pintauro bequeathed his literary archives to the John Jermain Memorial Library. Now, after several postponements in the last year due to COVID-19, on Friday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m., the Joe Pintauro Papers will finally and officially be dedicated at the library with an in-person event for a limited number of people.
In 1931, Guild Hall in East Hampton opened its doors for the first time. The vision of Mary Lorenzo Woodhouse, a local philanthropist and active member of the village, from the beginning Guild Hall was designed to be a community-centric cultural institution that sought to offer visual and the performing arts in equal measure. In the 90 years since its opening, Guild Hall has lived up to that mission and more, and this summer will present a full slate of theater and arts events that reflect the institution’s place in the history of the East End while also highlighting the way forward.
On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Guild Hall has released a new book that reflects on the organization’s last nine decades in the community. Titled “Guild Hall for All,” the book was written by Guild Hall Executive Director Andrea Grover and Helen Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.
Hamptons Shakespeare Festival’s Camp Shakespeare will return to the East End with one- and two-week sessions running August 9 to 13 and August 16...
Bay Street Theater’s “Lifelong Learning Series,” a free, four-part, online seminar series sponsored by AARP Long Island, consists of monthly 60-minute seminars focusing on topics such as stage acting, playwriting, storytelling and exercises in creative motivation. The next offering in the series on Thursday, June 17, from 7 to 8 p.m., will feature playwright and Bay Street Theater literary manager Hope Villanueva hosting “Writing for the Stage,” an educational and inspirational introduction for potential playwrights.
Our Fabulous Variety Show is getting ready to offer its first stage show since December 2019. On Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, OFVS will present “TAP: The Rhythm Awakens,” its 6th annual tap dance show, at 6:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton.
At age 92, Ruth Westheimer still talks about sex from morning to night. But on a recent Wednesday afternoon, from the Washington Heights apartment she has called home for the past five decades, her work as “Dr. Ruth” — a renowned psychosexual therapist who rocketed to stardom by speaking frankly about sex on the radio — did not dominate the conversation. It was how she got there.
Bay Street executive director Tracy Mitchell said on Monday that the theater is in talks to possibly buy the Southampton United Artists Theater on Hill Street and is considering other options as well, including the Country Gardens Agway property in Bridgehampton.
In the spring of 2020, the cast and crew of the Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) was in the midst of tech week and preparing to open the company’s latest production — A.R. Gurney’s 1995 comedy “Sylvia” — when COVID-19 hit, and the whole world faded to black.
On Saturday, May 22, beginning at noon, The Watermill Center invites the public to experience Community Day at its 10-acre property, a space to explore, relax and get inspired. Community Day features a theater workshop with Rachel Dickstein, live music by Molly Joyce, an interactive installation by Laurie Lambrecht, and Art Quest: a self-guided tour and scavenger hunt of The Center's outdoor art collection.
The final offering in Bay Street Theater’s “Story Time” series — children’s books read aloud on Zoom by the authors themselves — will feature Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, reading “Simeon’s Gift” on May 15.
Bay Street Theater kicks off its 30th anniversary summer season on Friday, June 4, at 8 p.m., when it opens “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” an illuminating one-woman show written by playwright Mark St. Germain and starring four-time Tony Award-nominee Tovah Feldshuh in the title role of famed sexologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
More than a year after it was scheduled to open, “Sylvia,” by A.R. Gurney, will be the Hampton Theatre Company’s (HTC) first production at the Quogue Community Hall since all theaters in New York were shuttered on March 12, 2020 at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
In the summer of 2006, Gary Hygom, then a producer at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, designed the set for the theater’s production of “The Who’s Tommy.” He recalls that the experience left him with a whole new appreciation for the band.
Beginning in May, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is bringing back its “Lifelong Learning Series,” a free, four-part, online seminar series sponsored by AARP Long Island. The series consists of monthly 60-minute seminars focusing on topics such as stage acting, playwrighting, storytelling and exercises in creative motivation.