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Highlights for 2019/2020

 

Gregson Theater in 2021!

Join us for our New and upcoming Creative Projects! Workshops! Residencies! Book signings! and more…

Due to the pandemic all residencies and workshops in 2020 through early 2021 were canceled or rescheduled. During this time Gregson Theater focused on the podcast described below

podcast logoBarbara Gregson and Eric Porter, musician, created a new arts podcast called "Artists Lost and Found". The first episode launched in July 2020 and the last in January 2021. Go to artistslostandfound.com to listen or search on Spotify, Itunes, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

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PublicationTheater Artists Play book

NEW BOOK
"Theater Artsists Play" is available now!!

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Upcoming Workshops, Events and Theater Residencies:

NEW VIRTUAL WORKSHOP - Apr 24 and Apr 25, 2021
"Create a theater piece from a classic story, then add music!"
Join us for a virtual Theater Core workshop via Zoom. This a 2-day online storytelling theater-making workshop coordinated through Broome County Council on the Arts. You will soon be able to go to broomearts.org for more info and to register. Stay tuned.

Theater Arts Residency - Jul - Aug, 2021
Outdoor performances in the park of "The Players and The Pirates" is planned with community members of Norwich. For ages 12 and up.

Theater Arts Residency - Sep - Dec, 2021 The City of Norwich, Norwich High School and Chenango County Arts Council, will sponsor "Peace Tales from Around the World", an after school theater program for teens

Theater Workshops - Sep 25 - Oct 2, 2021 Gregson Theater Returns to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and is offering "A Week of Theater Masks and Mask Making" with two other mask artists and performers. We will be holding the workshops, performing and working at the Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA.

Theater Arts Residency - July - Aug, 2021
Barbara Gregson and musician Eric Porter will return to work with The Mountainclass View Players at the Mt View Wellness Center, Oneonta, NY for the 5th year. They will be writing a new piece "Waiting For" and partnering with The First United Presbyterian Church (The Red Door Church).

NEW Theater Arts Program - Sept to Nov, 2021
Barbara Gregson and Eric Porter will direct teens (high school students) in an after school Theater Arts and Music Program in Norwich at The Chenango Arts Council, Norwich. Students will study acting, mime, mask making and will write an original theater piece with Barbara Gregson and write original music with Eric Porter for several live performances in the Theater at The Chenango Arts Council, Norwich.  

Other Projects - So what had Barbara been doing during the coronavirus pandemic? In addition to her work on the podcast, "Artist Lost and Found," she posted her "Creativity Found Fridays" Facebook posts and worked on designing a "Creativity Found" journal/workbook.

Highlights of Recent Events, Workshops and Residencies

PUBLISHED BOOK -“Theater Artists Play! - a THEATER ARTIST'S GUIDE to making and creating your OWN theater work”. The book is available through Amazon and on this site.

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Received Community Arts Grant - We are proud to announce that we received all of the 2020 DEC Community Arts grants that we applied for, from the Chenango Arts Council, Norwich, NY and funded by NYSCA to do our very creative theater making work. Thank you NYSCA for supporting our local arts council with the funding.

Book Signing AND Public Reading - Sidney Memorial Public Library Sidney, NY, Feb 16, 2020. Barbara Gregson read and demonstrated mask and mime skills described in her book, Theater Artists Play, A THEATER ARTIST'S GUIDE to creating and making your OWN theater work! She will demonstrate the use of masks and mime in her work and theater productions, answer questions and also signed any books that were purchased previously from her website or Amazon.

Mask making workshops - Barbara taught two mask making workshops entitled "Unmask Your Creative Self" - one at Broome County Council on the Arts, Binghamton, NY in February, 2020, and another at the Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY in mid-March, 2020.     See photo #1.     See photo #2.

Book Signing and Sale -“Theater Artists Play!” Barbara Gregson held a book signing at the Colorscape Arts Festival on September 2019, in Norwich, NY. Also see colorscape.org.

Theater Residency - West Learning Center, BOCES, Apalachin, NY - "Peace Tales from Around the World" was the title of the theater residency for youth grades 2-8 held spring 2019 (for the 4th year).

Theater Residency - The Place - We created a show during their summer 2019 program with the theme being, “Peace”.

Theater Residency - Mt View Wellness Center, Oneonta NY - We created an original show with adults, “adults in transition” from the Oneonta, NY community and the Mt View Wellness Center summer 2019. See video <<LINK>>.

Philadelphia Fringe Festival “Theater Artist Play!” storytelling and theater making workshops - Barbara held two workshops SEP2018 based on her book, Theater Artists Play. Both were held at Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center, Philadelphia, PA for the Philadelphia Fringe Arts Festival.

Theater Residency - “Stories of Diversity from the City in the Hills” - Adult members of the United Methodist church, Mt View Wellness Center and  Oneonta community members wrote and performed their original shows in Oneonta, NY, early summer 2018.

BOOK SIGNINGS & RECEPTIONS - Chenango Arts Council Gallery, Norwich, NY and Green Toad Book Store, Oneonta, NY - JUN2018.

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REVIEWS

"This was the most creative theater residency /experience we have ever had at our school! Thank you!" - Mr. Johnson (high school music teacher, Philadelphia)

"I love that now I have the ability to create my OWN productions through masks and mime and improvisation - being creative" - Beth (age 16, after she attended a Gregson Theater Masks and Mime Workshop at a BOCES Herkimer, NY)

Call Today (607 895 6032) for a Free Consultation regarding how your organization can create an original theater piece or hold a theater arts workshop with Gregson Theater.

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