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Thu 7/29, 5:00pm

Darrel Walls


Broadcasting 7/29 at 5PM on our Virtual Stage! 

Multi-Grammy-nominated Gospel songwriter and vocalist Darrel Walls brings a strong sense of rhythm and melody to the songwriting process in equal measure.

Thu 8/5, 5:00pm

Stir the Style: A Storytelling Mashup


Broadcasting 8/5 at 5PM on our Virtual Stage! 

Award-winning writers, comedians and performers will take the stage for 10-minute performances, each bookended by the musical stylings of musical guest Fernanda Franco.

Thu 8/12, 5:00pm

Mwenso and the Shakes


Broadcasting 8/12 at 5PM on our Virtual Stage! 

The “wild” (PRI) troupe of multi-talents Mwenso and the Shakes throws “intense, prowling, ebullient” live gigs (New York Times) that are as much party as they are performance. EnJoy this performance from the New Haven Green.

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Volunteer Orientations Just Announced!

Interested in Volunteering, but want to learn more before joining? Come to an Orientation!

Festival Volunteers, new and old, please join us at one (1), one-hour orientation session. Orientation...

Arts & Ideas Hits the New York Times

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas appeared in the NY Times 'Connecticut' Section over the weekend, highlighting New Haven as one of the hot Summer Arts Festivals in the region. Check it out...

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From Mary Lou Aleskie, Executive Director:

The clipboard on the wall outside my office, as I write this reads "FESTIVAL COUNTDOWN 30 Days remaining until June 14." As if that isn't intimidating...

Dublin dance, theater scene a hotbed of new work

From Cathy Edwards, Director of Programming:

I was in Dublin last week to see some performances as part of the Dublin Dance Festival, and I saw a few very interesting pieces, some of which were solo...

Dublin's dance, theater scene a hotbed of new work

Director of Programming Cathy Edwards muses about her recent trip to Ireland to check out new dance and theater offerings. Read it in BlogFest!

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Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie shares her thoughts on the countdown to the Festival. Join BlogFest! Now!

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Launches The Big Read


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Festival Founders Honored During Ceremonies at State House

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas' three founders - Ann Tyler Calabresi , Jean Handley and Roslyn Milstein Meyer -- were honored by the Gov. M. Jodi Rell as Distinguished Arts Advocates for...

Workshops Continue Creation of Arts & Ideas Dance Project

The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange is holding workshops for "613 Radical Acts of Prayer." Free and open to the public, these workshops allow anyone interested to participate in the performance piece...

U.K., Irish Dramas Set For New Haven Arts Fest

Two European theater companies will present the American premiere of their productions at Arts & Ideas. The Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company brings to the stage "Burial at Thebes," June 14 to 19...