Category Archives: Staff News

Challenge Grant: Let’s rise to meet it!

Walden Theatre and Blue Apple Players are working together to become the region’s most comprehensive theatre conservatory and education provider for school children, their families, and teachers.

And now, thanks to a grant by the SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration (NYC), we have the opportunity to secure generous support for the merger process.

Donate-30k
Gifts made to Walden/Blue Apple by December 31st go toward a $30,000 challenge goal required to secure this prestigious national foundation’s support. Our merger was selected as one of only 18 funded projects in the last 5 years, and it’s only the fourth arts organization to ever receive a grant.

Your tax-deductible gift of support and your leadership in sharing this challenge with friends & colleagues ensures that we can meet this challenge.

Walden Theatre and Blue Apple Players were each founded in 1976 and have worked closely together for nearly a decade – collaborating on public school programs, productions, training, fund development and arts advocacy. We share a proud history of developing generations of collaborative, empathetic, confident, and creative young people using the power of drama education. Together, our goal is to deliver the highest quality programs and strongest achievable outcomes to more children, more families, more teachers and more schools by maximizing the financial, artistic and educational strengths of our two organizations.
Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Alert, Alumni, Blue Apple Players, Get involved, Staff News, Student News, Walden Theatre partners

Walden Theatre Reunion

Please join Walden Theatre for a special reunion event Saturday Dec 20 from 5:30-7:30 and help us celebrate our long heritage of quality theatre instruction, ground-breaking productions, and talented individuals.

Saturday, Dec 20
5:30-7:30pm
at Walden Theatre
1123 Payne Street Louisville KY 40204

Share or RSVP on Facebook

Event includes food, drinks, a showcase from the Walden Theatre archives, and of course mixing with long lost and familiar old friends and more.

This is a non-ticketed event between performances of the Walden Theatre Staff Showcase production Uncle Vanya (2pm matinee and 7:30pm evening show). The Staff Showcase that features Charlie Sexton, current staff/alumni actors, and our comrades from Blue Apple Players.

We’re also celebrating our upcoming merger with Blue Apple Players, and their staff and board will be joining us for this event. This is a great opportunity to share our traditions and stories with new partners as we continue to offer the finest Theatre Conservatory program of its kind in the nation.

Leave a comment

Filed under Alumni, Blue Apple Players, Get involved, merger, Special Events, Staff News, Student News, Walden Theatre partners

Uncle Vanya

Uncle-Vanya

December 11-20
Walden Theatre presents

Anton Chekhov’s
UNCLE VANYA

Adapted by David Mamet
from an English translation by Vlada Chernordik
directed by Hal Park

Since his sister’s death, Vanya has maintained & improved her estate. But the return of her widower with his young second wife threatens to undermine Vanya’s work — and the family’s future – in this surprisingly funny drama about lives at risk of going to waste.

Please join Walden Theatre for Anton Chekhov’s UNCLE VANYA, performed on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage December 11-20. This production features cast members from Walden Theatre staff, alumni, and Conservatory as well as Blue Apple Players personnel.
Featuring: Ciaran Brown, Hallie Dizdarevic, Julane Havens, Paul Lenzi, Benjamin Park, Jennifer Pennington, Monte Priddy, Charlie Sexton, Geraldine Ann Snyder.
Evening shows for this production are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30, plus an evening show Monday Dec 15 at 7:30 and a matinee Saturday Dec 20 at 2:00.

Share on Facebook

EVENING PRICES ARE $15 ADULTS AND $10 STUDENTS/SENIORS.
MATINEE PRICES ARE $10 ADULTS AND $8 STUDENTS/SENIORS.

RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE NOW BY CONTACTING WALDEN THEATRE
502.589.0084 OR BOXOFFICE@WALDENTHEATRE.ORG.

TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE
BEGINNING 1 HOUR BEFORE EACH PERFORMANCE.

Leave a comment

Filed under Alumni, Blue Apple Players, Conservatory, Shows, Special Events, Staff News, Student News

ReSurfaced SUCCESS!

Resurfaced

 THANK YOU.

Our goal for this year’s Fall Fundraiser at ReSurfaced was $15,000. And after adding everything up it looks like your raffle ticket sales, silent auction donations & bids, beer purchases at ReSurfaced, cash donations, and merch/bake sales pushed us over the top. WAAAAY over the top.

The grand total came to:

$20,692.

This year was already unique as we gave the Chili Supper a break and took a chance on partnering with the good people of ReSurfaced. Not only did the event get great press (including a hit on WDRB in the morning!) and great attendance from all of you, we also got our mission, our students, and our Revenge of Lenore performance in front of new faces during ReSurfaced’s busy final weekend. And we had beautiful weather in late October.

Thanks to everyone who made this amazing event a reality.

Leave a comment

Filed under Conservatory, Get involved, Outreach Education, Special Events, Staff News, Student News

Jane-the-Plain---posterFINALNov 15 11 pm | Nov 16 3 pm | Nov 20 7 pm | Nov 22 3 pm

Jane the Plain

by August Schulenburg
directed by Alec Volz

She’s no outcast, just plain. That is, before an explicit selfie ruins her rep and before a cosmic encounter remakes her into a beauty. Now Jane is at the pinnacle of popularity, but can she & her friendships withstand the adoration — and the jealous sabotage?

Please join Walden Theatre for this regional premiere, the latest in a long line of challenging plays for teen actors by rising playwrights, on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage at Walden Theatre as part of the Slant Culture Theatre Festival. 

Please note that this production contains mature language and situations not suitable for young audiences.

Share on Facebook

ALL TICKETS $12

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW VIA SLANTCULTURE.COM.

TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL.

Leave a comment

Filed under Conservatory, seniors, Shows, Slant Culture, Special Events, Staff News, Student News, Walden Theatre partners

The Snow Queen

SnowQueenPoster-D-FInal

 

Nov 15 1:30 pm | Nov 19 7 pm | Nov 22 1:30 pm | Nov 23 1:30 pm

The Snow Queen

by Stanton Wood
based on the Hans Christian Andersen story
directed by Neill Robertson

A lively, contemporary, world-spanning adaptation of the beloved classic tale of love, friendship, and determination that stays true to the spirit of the original while incorporating flavors from samba, rap, and hip hop.

Please join Walden Theatre for this remarkable, all-ages show performed on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage at Walden Theatre as part of the Slant Culture Theatre Festival. 

Share on Facebook

ALL TICKETS $12

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW VIA SLANTCULTURE.COM.

TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL.

Leave a comment

Filed under Conservatory, Hard-Core Points, Shows, Slant Culture, Special Events, Staff News, Student News, Walden Theatre partners

Slant Culture Theatre Festival

Slant-2014-WTSlant 2014
More shows, more anticipation, more dynamic theatre by local artists

Walden Theatre’s Slant Culture Theatre Festival returns November 12-23 with a another strong lineup of rising local theatre artists and storytellers ready to energize audiences. Producing companies Walden Theatre, Theatre [502], Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company, and Louisville Improvisors welcome the new Think Tank Theatre to their ranks and look forward to sharing the stage with many new and returning Slant Guest Companies for another year of growth, change, and experiment.

Lyricism \ Storytelling \ Comedy \ Arm Wrestling \ Poetry \ Magic
Premieres \ A Play for Young Audiences \ Solo- and Ensemble-Developed Works

Slant Culture Theatre Companies/Individuals List 2014

  • 2014 Slant Presents + Slant Guests
  • An Acoustic Evening with Over the Rhine + Centrifuge
  • The Moth StorySLAM: Chemistry
  • Chris Anger
  • Baby Horse Theatre Group
  • The Bard’s Town
  • Melinda Beck
  • Cody Clark
  • Eve Theatre Company
  • Looking for Lilith Theatre Company
  • Louisville Literary Arts feat. Loohavul Lip
  • Marrow Street Theater
  • Theatre Farouche
  • Walden Theatre Alumni Co.
  • Walden Theatre Young Company

The Festival opens with the Launch Party on November 12 featuring acclaimed duo Over the Rhine performing an acoustic set plus a special presentation of Centrifuge, a mixed-media production that includes music, a film short, a 10 minute play, slam poetry, and improv featuring many of the Festival’s participants. The evening opens at 7pm, with food trucks out front and a concessions (including a bar) in the Walden Theatre lobby. Tickets are available for $35, or as part of the full Festival Pass available for $65.

There are many ways for audiences to enjoy Slant Culture Theatre Festival, including the all-access Festival Pass, Weekend Pass for Friday-Sunday, single Weekend Day Pass, and a special Budget Pass that covers all Wednesday and Thursday shows. Single ticket purchases can be applied to applicable Day, Weekend, Budget, and Festival Passes – because Slant knows that audiences will like what they see and want more.

Performance details and information about companies, individuals, and productions are available by visiting slantculture.com.

Leave a comment

Filed under Louisville Arts, Shows, Slant Culture, Special Events, Staff News, Student News, Walden Theatre partners