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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.

Click here to watch the video clip.


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,...

Festival Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer "Travel" Article

The International Festival of Art & Ideas was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer's "10 for the Road" article in the Travel section, detailing festival and events within driving distance from...

Festival Featured As Weekend Getaway in Time Out New York

Time Out New York features the International Festival of Arts & Ideas as a weekend getaway in the Travel section this week, pointing out "Circus", Mavis Staples' concert on the Green and Ideas...

U.S. Premiere of "Ivanov" Featured in New York Times "Summer Stages"

The "Summer Stages" section of the New York Times, "a national guide to the places where sunscreen meets Strauss, Shakespeare and Santigold" features the U.S.
Premiere of "Ivanov" at the...

U.S. Premiere of "Circus" Featured In American Theatre Magazine

The May/June issue of American Theatre Magazine features the U.S. Premiere of "Circus" at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas at the top of an article with listings of 227 festivals spanning...

Choreographer Wally Cardona Shares a Favorite Poem

Choreographer, Really Real

Men are accustomed to traveling the world, looking for rivers and mountains, new stars, birds of gay-colored plumage, monstrous fishes, ridiculous races...

Favorite Poem Project

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, in association with the Connecticut Library Consortium, will officially launch the "Favorite Poem Project" at the Connecticut Library Association...

Don't Miss Out - Become an "Ideas Insider" Today!

All Ideas events at the Festival are free, but you can purchase an Ideas Insider Pass today to guarantee your seat up to 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of all Ideas events. As an added...