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Virginia Premiere on stage March 29-April 20. By Donja R. Love; Directed by Ti Ames.

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Current Season

2024 WATERWORKS Festival

17 May - 2 June, 2024
Director: Adrienne Oliver


12 July - 28 July, 2024
Directors: Director Daniel Kunkel, Music Director Abby Smith

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Jump into our new work festival! The 2024 WATERWORKS festival, which runs May 17-June 2, is recruiting directors, actors, and creative team members. Launched in 2023, WATERWORKS celebrates new theatrical voices in Charlottesville and beyond! This festival of new works puts the playwright at center stage and diversifies the stories told on the Live Arts stage.

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Summer Camps

We've got something for every age group, with a customized experience designed to help them become the ultimate theater-maker! Our quest is to empower each young artist with the prowess of a true thespian, equipped with skills they can take with them long after the curtain closes.

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Volunteers sustain Live Arts. We believe in engaging people in every part of theater-making: On stage, backstage, and everywhere in between! Check out our volunteer page or contact us for more information about current volunteer opportunities.

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