$300K in ‘inclusive’ grants awarded to 10 S.I. cultural organizations








The borough’s premier culture umbrella, Staten Island Arts, has chosen 10 borough organizations to receive the largest amount of regrant funding in its 25 years of service.

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Stage review: Turn off your cell phones for ‘Our Town,’ Staten Island

Director Frank Williams and producer Cara Liander have mounted a version that goes right to the heart and soul of the piece while maintaining their 2018 point of perspective without the annoying “nudge, nudge, wink, wink” flavor or so many current meta productions.

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‘Our Town’ comes to life Friday in Port Richmond, Staten Island

An experimental production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” directed by Frank Williams, is on tap for two weekends this month at the Reformed Church on Staten Island in Port Richmond, our borough’s oldest congregation.

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‘Jacob Marley’ rattles his chains again at Conference House

“I’ve fallen in love with the play all over again!”

That’s director Joseph Daly, waxing romantic about the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company’s ninth annual production of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, opening Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Conference House in Tottenville.

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Theatre review: A mighty ‘King Lear’ on Staten Island

The problem most people have with Shakespeare is their fear. Their fear of not understanding what’s being said, what’s going on. That’s not a problem with Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre’s production of “King Lear, and here’s why: the actors actually understand what they’re saying, so we do as well. This is undoubtedly due to their hard work as well as the brilliant direction of Cara Liander.

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Live-action Shakespeare: ‘King Lear’ stages coup Saturday in Fort Wadsworth

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Outdoor performance: ‘Lysistrata’ takes on sex, war and feminism

Our recent performance of Aristophanes’ comedic play “Lysistrata” was featured in the Staten Island Advance.

Shakespeare meets sitcom: ‘Twelfth Night’ gets funky Friday on South Shore

But then again, ol’ swaggering Jack wasn’t one of the young bloods infusing fresh life into the venerable Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company.

Up next: An exciting and new staging of The Bard’s “Twelfth Night or What You Will,” up March 3-12 at the Little Victory Theatre in Travis.

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A Midsummer’s Night Dream Comes to High Rock Park

A local performing arts group brings a classic play out of the theater into the great outdoors.   

The Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company performed a Midsummer Night’s Dream Sunday at High Rock Park. 

Actors have been preparing since April on the classic comedy with a modern twist.

Director Frank Williams says he couldn’t think of a better place to host show – even though he says it was a struggle at times. 

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