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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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Virginia Premiere of “THE RIVER” opens January 20

Jez Butterworth's haunting and lyrical play THE RIVER runs in the Founders Theater January 20-February 11, 2023, directed by Robert Chapel.

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WATERWORKS: Call for New Works

WATERWORKS submissions are open! This month-long festival of new works puts the playwright center stage. We will be accepting submissions for our New Works categories through January 2, 2023.

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Two Nights of Theater and Poetry at Vault Virginia

The Playwrights’ Lab presents a staged reading of John Paul Mandryk’s new play "When Liberty Is Sieged" on Monday, December 5, and James Cole hosts POETRY LIVE! on Sunday, December 11.

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Waterworks Logo Design Contest

We are proud to partner with Bushman Dreyfus Architects to announce a logo design contest for the 2023 Waterworks Festival! The winning designer will receive a $250 prize and two All-Access Passes for the inaugural Waterworks Festival. Designs are due by Sunday, December 18, 2022.

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Soaring Musical “VIOLET” Arrives for the Holidays

The 2022/23 Transformations Season journeys forward with the award-winning musical VIOLET. This soaring musical pilgrimage features music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics and book by Brian Crawley, and is based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts.

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