When his husband dies, Remy Washington, a Black man, finds himself both the owner of a drive-in movie theater and a caregiver to his late husband’s straight, white teenage son, Pup. Monsters of the American Cinema is a haunting and deeply honest tale about fathers and sons, ghosts and monsters.
It's been a joy to associate direct this production alongside director Rachel Lampert. I've also worked as the Outreach Coordinator; check out our fun engagement events!
Kitchen Table Talks: short pre-show dialogues between you - our audiences - and community leaders, subject experts, originating artists, or others.
Meet the Artists, Friday, September 29, 8:45 PM
Monster Movie: Creature from the Black Lagoon, Friday, September 29, 10:00 PM
Affinity Night, Saturday, September 30 at 6:45 PM
Discounts are available for groups of 6 or more, students, and artists. We'll also have pay-what-you-can tickets available the hour before every performance while seats are available.
Story House Ithaca and OJI:SDA’ Sustainable Indigenous Futures are pleased to present Artist Gym, an innovative workshop that uses arts-based exercises to inspire creative connection. Led by theater artist Sarah Plotkin and photographer Tahila Mintz, we’ll move, create visual art, improvise, and write in a fun, supportive environment.
This session explores reflection and connection. How do we clear the mind and center ourselves as we move through transitions? What is the role of light, water, and other elements in our experience of self-reflection and community connection?
Civic Ensemble presents the world premiere of Fertile Grounds by Katie Ka Vang, directed by Carley Robinson.
Fertile Grounds is the powerful story of loss, grief, healing, and connection. This world premiere community-based play invites the audience onto a BIPOC farming cooperative to explore what it means to be well, and to heal.
I've had the joy of supporting production for this play and am constantly blown away by the thought, care and creativity Civic brings to its work. Tickets are pay-what-you-can!
Cirque du Soleil clown Daniel Passer and Cornell professor of performing and media arts Beth Milles are co-creating a clown play about memory to premiere at The Cherry Arts. Inspired by a village designed for people faced with cognitive decline, and research emerging from the village, Heading into Night explores the unexpected humor and discoveries to be found in the loss of memory, deeply honoring the experience of people whose memories are fading.
“Looking through the lens of clown, and bringing a sense of joy and childlike innocence to the theme of memory, has been a rich landscape to explore. I love collaborating with Beth and dreaming up the impossible and striving to bring it to life.” – Daniel Passer
Fri Mar 17, 7:30 pm //Sat Mar 18, 7:30 pm // Sun Mar 19, 2:00 pm
Fri Mar 24, 7:30 pm //Sat Mar 25, 7:30 pm // Sun Mar 26, 2:00 pm
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