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WATERWORKS Festival Makes a Splash in Cville

WATERWORKS is a four-weekend long festival of new theatrical works curated by New Works Director Adrienne Oliver. Joining the growing list of fabulous Charlottesville festivals, WATERWORKS celebrates new theatrical works in development from across the country.

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2023/24 Expectations Season Announced

Classic Paired with Contemporary Riff, Austen for the Holidays, Award-Winning Musical, Powerhouse Virginia Premiere, and a New Works Festival. We can't wait for our 33rd Anniversary Season!

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The State of Live Arts: April 2023

An update from Executive Director Anne Hunter: How we are doing financially and artistically three years after the pandemic made us shut our doors.

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2023 WATERWORKS Festival Lineup Announced

Live Arts is thrilled to announce four weekends of readings, performances, and events that will make up the 2023 WATERWORKS new works festival.

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Jack Clifford as Alex More in BUYER & CELLAR at Live Arts, photo by Will Kerner

Hilarious Solo Show “BUYER & CELLAR” Opens April 7

This delightfully comic solo show by Jonathan Tolins is presented by Strauss Construction and directed by Jude Hansen. Solo performer Jack Clifford plays Alex More!

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POETRY LIVE! Showcase

POETRY LIVE! Returns to Vault Virginia March 12

POETRY LIVE! is back at the Vault on Sunday, March 12, hosted by local poet James Cole. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can in advance or at the door.

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Jean Edwards and Nik Scott in CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY

Touching Play “CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY” Opens March 3

Directed by Ti Ames, this poignant memory play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage runs March 3-19 at Live Arts.

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Live Arts & The Bridge partner on new artist awards

Charlottesville-area residents are invited to complete nomination forms in one of two awards categories, wall murals or performing arts. Nominations are due by March 6, 2023.

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2022 ArtStars Award Recipients

Live Arts receives Virginia ArtStars Award

Live Arts received one of only five Dominion Energy Foundation arts education grants this year for our inclusive, skill-building approach to summer camps, under the leadership of Education Director Ti Ames.

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WATERWORKS: Call for New Reads

Submissions will be accepted for our New Reads category through March 5, 2023. This category includes works under revision, solo projects, scenes, performance art, and more!

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