WHAT TO DO: We are the world
Wednesday, Jan. 18-Saturday, Jan. 21, Overture Center
Madison hosts this year’s International Performing Arts for Youth conference, bringing together artists and venue administrators from around the world. A number of showcase performances are free and open to the public, including L’Aubergine (Canada), Red Bridge Arts (United Kingdom) and Theatre Lovett (Ireland). For schedule and ticket reservations, see overture.org/events/ipay-2017.
press release: "Darius & Twig" - Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audience on Tour
Two teenage best friends--one a writer, the other an athlete--use their unique gifts to rise above inner-city struggles in this world premiere play based on Walter Dean Myers's award-winning novel. On Harlem's 145th Street, best friends Darius (a writer) and Twig (a runner) dream of a world beyond the confines of their daily lives. But with Darius's mother barely scraping by, pressure from Twig's uncle to give up racing, and with bullies Midnight and Tall Boy constantly on their case, these true-blue allies may not truly be free to use their gifts. Street-smart and suspenseful, playful and profound, Darius & Twig is the story of two young men who must overcome obstacles by finding the best within themselves. (Please note: The play includes choreographed stage violence and prop guns.)
International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) is the premiere membership organization in the world today servicing and supporting the professional community of performing arts for young audiences. Their membership is comprised of a growing worldwide network of artists, producers, presenters, agents, educators, and students that are dedicated and involved in producing, presenting, and promoting all forms of theater, music, dance, circus, puppetry, and more.
The IPAY Showcase is an annual conference with a focus on performing arts for young audiences to see performances and learn from networking and professional development.
Tickets for the showcases are FREE and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are also available for pick up at the Overture Center Ticket Office in advance or on the day-of-show.
Wed 1/18/17 4:00PM
IPAY: Anatomy of the Piano More Information Buy Tickets
Wed 1/18/17 7:45PM
IPAY: Wild! More Information Buy Tickets
Wed 1/18/17 9:00PM
IPAY: Darius & Twig More Information Buy Tickets
Thu 1/19/17 8:00PM
IPAY: L'Aubergine More Information Buy Tickets
Fri 1/20/17 8:00PM
IPAY: They Called Her Vivaldi More Information Buy Tickets
Sat 1/21/17 9:30AM
IPAY: Jazzy Ash/Leaping Lizard More Information Buy Tickets
Sat 1/21/17 12:30PM
IPAY: Sinbad the Sailor