Guest Blog: Festival Artists

Personal answers to big questions create interactive public art

"I didn’t have to tell people I was the creator of the structures for them to turn to me and say something along the lines of, 'I’ve never really thought about this. This is a good question. It’s...

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.

Caravan of Thieves joins Chautauqua!

Caravan of Thieves



Caravan of Thieves - Gypsy Swinging Serenading Circus Freaks!

Us musicians here in Caravan of Thieves do quite a few shows...

Conor Lovett on adapting "Moby Dick" for the stage

Moby Dick is a huge novel.  A masterpiece of literature with a gripping plot, a cast of amazing characters, a mythic monster, themes of life, death, vengeance, industry and the questioning of an...

David Leddy on phantom felines in Edgerton Park.

I’m so looking forward to being back in New Haven. I travel all around the world with this work and meet all sorts of different venues and festivals and International Festival of Arts and Ideas...

Jim Culleton on upcoming collaborations and projects of Fishamble: The New Play Company

In 2007, Fishamble: The New Play Company premiered Sebastian Barry's play The Pride of Parnell Street in Dublin, and Cathy Edwards and Mary Lou Aleskie invited the production to the International...

Pinsky Community Reader Kate McEvoy comments on Circus

by Kate McEvoy
Festival Participant

Circus! What a piece with which to strike the first note of the festival.  Go see it!  The University Theater transformed by something like may...

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...

Ray Lee reflects on Siren and Invisible Forces in New Haven

It is interesting to think back to when I gave the lecture last June. I remember being very nervous before hand, but pleased afterwards as it seemed to go down quite well. Presenting 'Siren' in...

Maya Beiser reflects on the world premiere of Provenance at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas

I remember asking myself whether audiences would be willing to sit and concentrate through 90 minutes of nonstop music. Originally I thought it better to separate the pieces by saying a few words...