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Fri 12/17, 7:00pm

After Dinner Stories: Holiday Traditions

This event will be streamed on our Virtual Stage, as well as YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook Live.

December is a month full of holidays across cultural traditions. Join us for an evening of festive tales from four different holidays: Hannukah, Kwanzaa, La Posada, and Christmas. 

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IRIS presents an eye-opening Film Series

Lucille Bruce
Staff member at IRIS
Refugees in the '09 Festival
This year, the Yale Summer Film Institute, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, a...

Dramaturg gives insight into Ivanov

Where History Has Been Written: the Budapest Katona József Theatre
Anna Lengyel

             After the suppressed revolution of 1956, Hungarian cultural politics realized the necessity of allowing a...

New Haven Advocate: "We Need Arts & Ideas More Than Ever"

Click here to read the feature story by Christopher Arnott about the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, "the festival that helps us cope with reality".

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Ideas Panelists Richard Colton is ready to soar at the Festival

Richard Colton
Really Real post-discussion moderator*

I'm thrilled about my first visit to this great Festival. I love that the visceral excitement that the Festival's performances seem to...

A Festival Enthusiast shares the joys of the Festival

by Kate McEvoy
Festival Enthusiast and active participant

The 2009 Festival is only 5 days away. I can hardly wait. I'm sure that you feel the same.

What a sense of anticipation is aroused by the...

New Haven Register: "Life’s a Circus"

Click here to read the article by New Haven Register Arts Editor Donna Doherty about the U.S. Premiere of "Circus" at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

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For Raymond Keane, Life's A "Circus"

Raymond Keane
Artistic Director of Barabbas Theatre Company
And creator and director of CIRCUS

I'd like to start by answering the question I ask myself almost on a daily basis which is, "Why do I do...

WTNH News Channel 8: "Record Turnout Expected For Festival"

Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie was featured on WTNH News Channel 8, discussing the Festival's effort to be more conscious of its environmental footprint.

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Your Gift Of Any Amount Counts. Let Us Thank You With A Festival Sports Bottle!

The Festival is making an effort to be more conscious of its environmental footprint. We decided to forego the use of disposable water bottles this summer. Donate now and help us make a greener...

Festival Launch Party at Lansdowne Bar & Grill on June 4

Celebrate this year’s Festival theme, Global Identities/Local Heroes,
with Festival staff at the 2009 Festival Launch Party! There will be
drink specials provided by New Haven’s “Best New Bar” (2009...

Festival Featured as USA Today "Travel Destination" in Connecticut

To kick off the summer travel season, USA Today's Travel staff tracked down free events and attractions in every state (and the District of Columbia). The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is...

Festival Artists are all around

Cathy Edwards
Director of Programming

May 8, 2009

I went to Sprague Hall this past Sunday, May 3, to hear Concerti Grossi of the Baroque, performed by music students working with Robert Mealy,...