Theater

"Festival" is a verb.

We know it; you showed it. Thank you - to our audiences, artists, thinkers, volunteers, and staff - for making Arts & Ideas the "Crown Jewel" of the arts in Connecticut!

Aaron Jafferis on (Be)longing: Personal stories provide people with a pathway to connection.

“Paying attention to folks who might feel excluded and reaching out directly, and also creating entry points for folks indirectly who we might not know are feeling excluded, that’s one...

LA RONDE Review: "the immensity of imagination"

Lucy Gellman of the New Haven Independent ventures through LA RONDE at the New Haven Armory.

A Summer wrap-up: Festival Life meets Anti-Internationalism

Profoundly symbolic in every way, this banner represented what all of us working in the world of festivals strive for every day: to create a pathway through the arts and humanities that brings the...

Festival 21 Video: Celebrate Your Summer

Festival 21 was the best Fest ever! Our artists, premieres, and panelists reached local, national, and global audiences, and you were here. We’re sharing the celebration with this video postcard...

More Applause for "Our Ladies": New York Times & CT Press Reviews Are In!

"Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour" has opened its Festival run in New Haven and critics and audiences are loving this "brilliant," "vibrant," "coming-of-age comedy"!

Rave Reviews for "Our Ladies" Keep Rolling In

Critics have a crush on "Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour," the National Theatre of Scotland's irresistibly irreverent new musical. The girls have been getting wildly enthusiastic reviews on their...

Get Your Festival Game on with "The Money"!

A fascinating, unpredictable piece of interactive theatre from Kaleider, The Money travels from its popular run in the U.K. to New Haven for its American Premiere June 18 - 25.

Funding the Future of the Arts

Commissioned work. What does that mean? These works are unique because we work directly with the artists throughout their creative process.

The Story of John Henry - According to Artists, Historians, and Neuroscientists

Why do we feel for or identify with characters? How do our neurons fire when we see the stories of others embodied? How and why could that matter today?

Festival 21 In the News: Have you heard? Read all About It!

News is spreading about Festival 21! Both Joe Amarante at the New Haven Register and Chrisopher Arnott of the Hartford Courant joined us Tuesday for the season announcement member party and got...

Festival 21 is Unveiled!

Our 2016 season launched at last night’s kick off party. We’ve come of age. We’re taking our place: in our city, in our state, and on the world stage. Great art meets big ideas addressing pressing...

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