We will definitely be seeing you, and you us, in 2021 -- first on Zoom, but then in person. Although there are still unknowns for our 2021 season, we are pleased to report what we know so far.
Please note: Some dates are set, others are still in the works, and a few details may change.
The thrill of live performance! For many of us, there is nothing like it. Some of these become lifetime memories. We say, “I was there when...” and the sentence might continue with—
“...Jennifer Holiday sang ‘And I am telling you, I’m not going’ in ‘Dreamgirls’”
“...the original cast of the [...]
This short reading by Val of a poem he wrote in honor of the Sandisfield Arts Center for its 25th anniversary (2020) captures more than thousands of ordinary words could about what is so magical in this space.
Video by Peter Baiamonte.
For 2020, we'd planned a bang-up celebration season of our 25th anniversary... that, along with so much else, could not happen. Insread, we offered what we could online, fun and informative workshops for photographers and crossword puzzle fans, a film trailer by Jerry Herman for his film, "Our Town [...]
December 21, 2020
This is just a short post to let our community know the sad news that yesterday morning December 20, 2020, we lost Val Coleman, who died after several days at Fairview Hospital after a fall.
As most of you know, Val was involved with the Arts Center from its beginnings, [...]
Val Coleman was not only a fine poet, writer, speaker, and historian, but also a playwright. In July of 2017 Val Coleman's play "The Stamp Collection" was presented at the Arts Center by The Sandisfield Players, a highlight of the many fine and memorable Players productions.
Here's what Val [...]
We got this from Fred Moyer recently, and wanted to share it with you. Fred has delighted audiences here in 2018 and 2019, was scheduled as a highlight of our "25 in 2020" celebration season, and will definitely be performing here whenever we resume live in-person performances.
Note the special [...]
Last year we looked back on a wonderful 2019 season in a season recap, Sandisfield Arts Center 2019 in Review: Charlie, Community, Culture, and Celebrations, posted on this site.
This year, the retrospective is now (September), and "retrospective" isn't exactly the right word. Instead, this is a [...]
In July, the world lost a creative, original spirit, Daniel Jacob Manacher.
Daniel and the Manacher-Birnbaum family are longtime and beloved members of the Sandisfield and Sandisfield Arts Center community. The text below is adapted from the August 2020 Sandisfield Times. With this online [...]
In this strange, disorienting plague year of 2020, Ben Luxon gives us the consolations and constancy of love poetry, read with intelligence and heart.
In the playlist below, you will hear Ben introduce and read these poems:
Sea Fever by John Masefield
Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare