Capital Repertory Theatre

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Capital Repertory Theatre is a professional, not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to create meaningful theatre generated by an authentic link to the community it serves. Capital Rep is also the only member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) within fourteen counties of the Upper Hudson-Mohawk Valley. "In all programs and services, Capital Repertory Theatre reflects its mission, embracing its community as a source of inspiration, creating opportunities for people from every social, ethnic, and economic background and every generation to expand horizons of thought and understanding of the human condition through the power of theatre." To fulfill its mission, Capital Repertory Theatre is committed to: providing significant, high-quality theatre for all people of the Capital Region; ensuring that every student in the fourteen-county Capital Region experiences live theatre before high school graduation; taking a leadership role in defining New York's Tech Valley as a cultural destination point; and making its name synonymous with quality in every aspect of the theatre, from the actors, productions, education programs, customer service, and civic leadership. Whether on stage or in the community, Capital Repertory Theatre garners praise for excellence. Because of the theatre's proximity to New York City, adult and student audiences take delight in seeing young professionals sharing the Capital Rep stage with seasoned professionals, who are often seen Off and On Broadway, on television and film. After almost 30 years as the only LORT theatre within fourteen counties, Capital Repertory Theatre continues to set the standard for professionalism in theatre arts for more than 80,000 residents and visitors to the Upper Hudson Valley every year. Capital Repertory Theatre has earned numerous awards for excellence, including two Kennedy Center New American Play Awards and two CBS/Dramatist Guild Awards. Capital Repertory Theatre has also received a PEW Charitable Trust Residency Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Artist-in-Residence Award and a TCG Playwright-in-Residence Award. The theatre continues to garner praise from the community and is proud to be honored year after year in categories as Best Year Round Theatre, Best Theatre to See a Play and Best Year Round Professional Theatre Company.
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Get to know the director of "Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids" before A Juneteenth Theatre Justice Proj...
06/18/2020

Get to know the director of "Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids" before A Juneteenth Theatre Justice Project Virtual Reading of it TOMORROW at 7:30 p.m. with co-producer Barrington Stage Company in conjunction with PlayGround and National New Play Network.

Tiffany Nichole Greene is currently the resident director of HAMILTON and the regional casting director for Dallas Theater Center. She is a director, leader, creator, storyteller, and aggressive explorer of the human condition as it relates to relationships and the injustices of this world. She holds an MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep, is a Lincoln Center Directors Lab Alum, Soho Rep Directors Lab Alum, and a two-time Drama League Finalist. While Tiffany works on a great variety of genres at regional theatres and universities across the nation, she is particularly dedicated to the continued development of new works and the play development process.

Where to watch on Friday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.?
1. Here on our page
2. YouTube >> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2mrbG7kelNj3XOG-ltC9A

No fee is required for viewing, but a suggested donation of $10 is recommended and will go to funding Black Theatre in the U.S. Make a donation here >> https://bit.ly/2Y1b19v

Get to know the playwright of "Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids" before A Juneteenth Theatre Justice Pr...
06/16/2020

Get to know the playwright of "Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids" before A Juneteenth Theatre Justice Project Virtual Reading of it on June 19 at 7:30 p.m. with co-producer Barrington Stage Company in conjunction with PlayGround and National New Play Network.

Vincent Terrell Durham is a scriptwriter, author and poet who first honed his storytelling skills as a stand-up comic in comedy clubs across the country. His plays include The Fertile River, Vol. 1, A Post Racial America, and Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids, among others. Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids was co-commissioned and developed by PlayGround and Planet Earth Arts and is a 2019 NNPN National Showcase of New Plays finalist.

Where to watch on Friday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.?
1. Here on our page
2. YouTube >> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2mrbG7kelNj3XOG-ltC9A

No fee is required for viewing, but a suggested donation of $10 is recommended and will go to funding Black Theatre in the U.S. Make a donation here >> https://bit.ly/2Y1b19v

Join us and co-producer Barrington Stage Company Friday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. as theatre communities around the country ...
06/15/2020

Join us and co-producer Barrington Stage Company Friday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. as theatre communities around the country provide their response to the current moment – the civil uprising that has come as a reaction to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others before them – with simultaneous free virtual readings of Vincent Terrell Durham’s bold new play, Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids.

With a perfect blend of wit, pathos and humor, the play speaks to some of the most pressing subjects of our time – gentrification, white fragility, the Black Lives Matter movement, and police violence against Black bodies. The need for collective action – a commitment to speaking the truth and to begin dismantling systemic racism in our institutions – has never been greater and through Vincent’s words, our community can begin moving toward awareness and justice.

Where to watch?
1. Here on our page
2. YouTube >> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2mrbG7kelNj3XOG-ltC9A

No fee is required for viewing, but a suggested donation of $10 is recommended and will go to funding Black Theatre in the U.S. Make a donation here >> https://bit.ly/2Y1b19v

We recognize that we are at a pivotal point in our nation’s history. As such, we have shifted our event schedule to allo...
06/15/2020

We recognize that we are at a pivotal point in our nation’s history. As such, we have shifted our event schedule to allow us to participate in the artistic response in support of Black Lives Matter.

June 19 at 7:30 p.m.– In recognition of Juneteenth, and in conjunction with fellow National New Play Network Member PlayGround Theatre, theREP with co-producer Barrington Stage Company will participate in the Juneteenth Theatre Justice Project and air a virtual reading of Vincent Terrell Durham’s play “Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids." All proceeds raised will go to funding Black Theatre in the U.S. >> https://bit.ly/2Y1b19v

June 30 – In partnership with the Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY, Inc. and a collective group of other community organizations, we will help create and dedicate an evening in honor of George Floyd, titled “8:46.”

July 13-16 – For the 9th consecutive year, our Next Act! New Play Summit will highlight new plays that address various social injustices. The 4-evening virtual event features readings of Capital Region Young Playwrights Contest winners, the NextGEN top finalist play from writers 19-25, the First 15: an interactive workshop and a reading of the winning play, A DISTINCT SOCIETY, by Kareem Fahmy, about how US immigration policy impacts an Iranian father and daughter.

More details to come on all of the events above. We hope you will join us!

06/05/2020
Kids Arts Fest promo 3

Got kids? Plenty of activities for the little ones this weekend courtesy of Schenectady Kids Arts Festival ... four hours of creativity and fun in the comfort of your own home.

Four episodes debut: 10 a.m and noon Saturday, June 6 and
noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7 at Spectrum – Channel 1302 in Albany and Schenectady and Verizon Fios – Channel 37 in Albany,

Rather save the activities for a rainy day? Everything will be available on demand after the virtual event as well at openstagemedia.org.

https://vimeo.com/424232421

This is "Kids Arts Fest promo 3" by Open Stage Media LocalFreespeech on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

We hear you. We grieve with you. We vow to be part of the solution. #BlackLivesMatter
06/01/2020

We hear you. We grieve with you. We vow to be part of the solution. #BlackLivesMatter

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05/29/2020

Capital Repertory Theatre's cover photo

Join us in celebrating theREP's own Margaret E. Hall, who made her West Coast directorial debut...VIRUTALLY! theREP join...
05/21/2020

Join us in celebrating theREP's own Margaret E. Hall, who made her West Coast directorial debut...VIRUTALLY!

theREP joined fellow members of the National New Play Network for a festival of new film and plays, where our Associate Artistic Director took the directing reins of one of the premiere plays, MONARCHS IN SPACE by Nicole Jost.

The ZOOM event, which aired live this week, is hosted by the Playground Festival of New Work, based in San Francisco.

PlayGround is a leading new works incubator and theatre community hub, with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a mission to support the development of significant new local voices for the theatre, helping to launch these writers onto the national scene.

05/20/2020
Got a Minute? Acting! Acting is Imagining

In Lesson 8 of "Got a Minute? Acting!" with Kevin McGuire, we explore what to do with the clues that the playwright gives you to hone in on character devleopment, also known as the "given circumstances."

Watch today and explore the full series >> https://bit.ly/2VeKEul

Back in March, we were happy to inform our patrons that theREP Costume Shop Manager Andrea Adamcyk and Costume Shop Supe...
05/20/2020

Back in March, we were happy to inform our patrons that theREP Costume Shop Manager Andrea Adamcyk and Costume Shop Supervisor Amber Hutton were helping out during the COVID-19 crisis by using our industrial size sewing machines to make face masks!

We are happy to update that their efforts along with members of QUILTSchenectady, provided over 10,000 masks to local health organizations and approximately 2,000 masks to friends, family, neighbors and individuals who needed them.

Way to go!

We are so excited to announce this year's winners of the Young Playwright Contest. •Grace Bombard of Loudonville Christi...
05/18/2020

We are so excited to announce this year's winners of the Young Playwright Contest.

•Grace Bombard of Loudonville Christian School, "An Artist’s Hand"
•Jeremiah Choudhury of Loudonville Christian School, "Just a Normal Friday"
•Megan Dellenbaugh of Bethlehem Central School District, "Almost a Fairytale"
•Clare Reilly & Regan Roberts of Guilderland Central School District, "The Deadly Dinner Party"
•Maya TerryStein of North Colonie Central School District, "Our New Colossus"
•Jasmin VanDyke & Jonathan Jordan of Coxsackie-Athens Central Indians, "A Series of Unfortunate Ideas"

Stay tuned for more details on how to watch these plays come to life in our Next Act! New Play Summit June 22-25 >> https://bit.ly/2Tk7AIf

05/08/2020
Got a minute? Dance!

Dance your way into the weekend with Freddy Ramirez!
Fine tune those Salsa steps to start your weekend off right with Freddy's second "Got a minute? Dance!" video lesson.

Watch Part 1 here >> https://bit.ly/2VeKEul

Way to go, Liesel! Congratulations on your graduation from Theatre Institute at Sage!Liesel has graced theREP's stage in...
05/07/2020

Way to go, Liesel! Congratulations on your graduation from Theatre Institute at Sage!

Liesel has graced theREP's stage in many School of the Performing Arts at Proctors, the REP and UPH programs including Summer Stage Young Acting Company!

Today we would like to recognize another one of our seniors, Liesel Gerstenberger!

Liesel is a theatre major here at Russell Sage College.

Here are some things about her reflecting on her time here at TIS.

What made you choose Russell Sage college?

“I heard they had a strong program and I was looking forward to that. It was also a smaller program which was another plus.”

What’s something you’ve learned here at TIS?

“Something I learned at TIS is how to be professional. They really prepare you for the real world and how to thrive in this profession.”

What are some of your favorite shows/ productions you’ve participated in with TIS?

“My favorite production I’ve performed in was Baskerville. I played Sherlock Holmes and it was an amazing experience. Especially getting to play it as a women was very empowering. I loved every minute of it and everyone involved. As well as The Diary of Anne Frank when I played Mrs. Frank and that was such an incredible story with such an amazing cast and director. It was an honor to tell that story and is something I will never forget. “

Favorite memory from any music/acting class?

“Acting 4 was probably one of my favorite classes. It was challenging but also so much fun. We had so many laughs in that class. “

What did you do for an internship?

“I did an internship at Capital Repertory Theatre. I had done different things with them in the past but it was amazing to get this opportunity. I love everyone who works there and I hope to get to work there again some day.”

What are your post graduation plans?

“My post graduation plans are on hold for right now due to the pandemic but my plans are to keep doing Theater work in the area then start auditioning in NYC, LA and other places! I am very excited for what the future holds and I am very thankful for my time at Sage!”

On behalf of everyone here at TIS, we wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors!

We are blown away by the generosity and support from our patrons on #GivingTuesdayNow. It is clear that we need the arts...
05/06/2020

We are blown away by the generosity and support from our patrons on #GivingTuesdayNow. It is clear that we need the arts to heal once we can gather again.
There is still time to donate, if you would like.
Text GTProctors to 41444 or visit, https://app.mobilecause.com/e/rfCemg?vid=80ad2

05/05/2020
Text GTPROCTORS to 41444

Update: An anonymous donor is matching all gifts dollar for dollar up to $5,000!

Our On-The-Go! Tour goes in schools to give children the opportunity to witness the magic of theatre right before their eyes.

"A lot of our students, especially in our area, don’t have this kind of opportunity to see performances and to see professional actors and actresses. The OTG shows fit so well into our curriculum."
–Charlie Reyes, Kindergarten Teacher, Schenectady City Schools

A donation today will ensure that these programs continue to enrich the students of the Capital Region. #GivingTuesdayNow

Text GTPROCTORS to 41444 to make a donation.

Or visit, https://app.mobilecause.com/e/rfCemg?vid=7rr4q

04/29/2020
National Dance Day - Let's Salsa!

Here's your necessary reminder to get up and move for #NationalDanceDay! Join Freddy Ramirez in his first lesson for "Got a minute?...Dance!" Now, let's salsa!

Check out our video series of "Got a minute?" videos here >> https://bit.ly/2VeKEul

04/29/2020
National Dance Day - Smokey Joe's Cafe

In honor of #NationalDanceDay we are throwing it back to our 2014 production of Smokey Joe's Cafe with this rockin' dance number "Jail House Rock"

Who remembers this popular show on theREP stage?

Over the weekend, our Producing Artistic Director (Maggie!) and our Associate Artistic Director (Margaret!) met (6 feet ...
04/27/2020

Over the weekend, our Producing Artistic Director (Maggie!) and our Associate Artistic Director (Margaret!) met (6 feet apart!) to thank Marcus Q. Pryor, President of The Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival and their continual support of the arts in the capital region.

The arts will persist. #OnlyIntermission

Today we're remembering Brian Dennehy (right), who passed away earlier this month. Shown is a photo of the actor with au...
04/25/2020

Today we're remembering Brian Dennehy (right), who passed away earlier this month. Shown is a photo of the actor with author and Albany native William Kennedy. Winner of two Tony Awards, an Olivier Award, and a Golden Globe, Dennehy did a May 7, 2007 reading at Capital Repertory Theatre from Kennedy's first play, "Grand View", as the finale to a six-week "Celebration of William Kennedy" that included events from many Albany cultural organizations. The "Grand View" world premiere was at theREP in in the spring of 1996.

04/24/2020
Got a Minute? Acting is Trusting

Trust. One of the actor's greatest tools.
Got a minute? Watch as theREP Associate Artist, Kevin McGuire, talks about the importance of having trust not only with your fellow actors but with yourself.

This is lesson 4 in a 10-part series, catch up on the lessons here >> https://bit.ly/2VeKEul

Check out our Associate Artistic Director, Margaret Hall and Associate Artist, Yvonne Perry, chat with Upstate Alliance ...
04/23/2020
Creatives in Quarantine: Margaret Hall & Yvonne Perry - ACE

Check out our Associate Artistic Director, Margaret Hall and Associate Artist, Yvonne Perry, chat with Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy about how they are staying creative in quarantine!

Creatives in Quarantine is a segment that highlights creative professionals across the Capital Region during this period of isolation due to COVID-19. We have developed some questions that will allow our community to share experiences and learn from one another during this time. Meet Margaret Hall (...

04/22/2020

H-E-E-E'S BACK!
In 2013, the biggest meanie of them all, Ebenezer Scrooge, inhabited theREP in Patrick Barlow's hilarious adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL...Now, the reformed sinner is back ready to give some advice about the thing he knows best: Social Distancing!

04/21/2020

Happy Tuesday! Put a smile on your face and listen to Jake Goodman sing “Tonight at 8” from our 2017 production of She Loves Me.

You may recognize Jake from a few of our past productions like Camelot, Your Best One, and A Christmas Story, The Musical.

This rising star will be heading to Pace University in the fall and we couldn't be prouder! 🎭

04/20/2020
Got a Minute? The Actor's Reel

What's the perfect quarantine activity for any actor? Putting together your acting reel! Watch Yvonne Perry as she provides tips for a great reel that'll book you that job.

Got a minute? Watch more of Yvonne's video series here >> https://bit.ly/2VeKEul

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The premier was so well done. I am looking forward to the next play by the author.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- September 8, 2019 Auditions for DON’T IRON WHILE THE STRIKE IS HOT!, an educational musical about 19th Century Labor activist Kate Mullany will be held Tuesday Sept 17 6-8pm at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St. Troy. Produced by The American Labor Studies Center, owners of The Kate Mullany House National Historic Site in Troy, the musical casts 3 women appearing Irish and 20-35 years old, and one male tenor appearing Irish and 25-40 years old. PAID POSITION. The hour long show will be presented in 3 Middle and High Schools in the Capital Region in November, as well as 2 evening public performances spring 2020, one May 15 at Cohoes Music Hall. Midweek rehearsals at The Arts Center Tues & Wed eves throughout October. Candidates should bring sheet music for accompanist and be prepared to sing 16 bars as well as interact with other actors and read from the script (provided). For questions or audition scheduling conflicts, please contact Director Ruth Henry at 518-495-4503 or [email protected].
Great outlet for the budding actors, wonderful atmosphere and awesome staff!!!
Interested in singing? Come check out Burnt Hills Oratorio Society and sing with a nationally-acclaimed, grammy-nominated director! Four concerts a year, about ten or less rehearsals for each concert, and many different styles of music throughout the year for each concert. Plus, great, friendly people. Male voices encouraged to sing with us! https://www.facebook.com/events/465020830976807/
Another gorgeous show at Cap. Rep. Shakespeare in Love. I was in love with the costumes- Wow! contemporary but classic era, so clever. Yet the queen was all classic. Stunning!!! The music and motets, at times made me hold my breath with their beauty. What a cast too. How do they remember those flowery lines? And, as always the set was another classic yet industrial vision. Well done all and especially Maggie and the little dog.
A Great Afternoon of Theater. Red Maple it's Author, director and cast gave us a wonderful experience. Thank you all so greatful.
Dave and I have subscription to Cap Rep and we are never disappointed. New, exciting plays with talented casts. We are entertained and stretched in our understanding of the human condition.
Great show!
My wife and I went to Cap Rep in Albany this evening to see "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley". It is truly a delight, one not to miss and since it plays through December 23, so there is lots of time left to plan an evening out. The entire cast really was excellent and kudos to Miss Bennet (Cassie Castanzo) and Arthur DeBourgh (Sean Mellot), you are 'real'.
This was a powerful show with high theatrical values. It also speaks strongly and importantly about our current political situation. Congratulations on a production it is important to see.
The Royale is about today's society through the eyes of an African-American breaking the color line in boxing in the early 1900's. How far have we come, how far have we stepped back in recent years? This is as powerful a production as I have seen in the last 20 years, maybe ever.
The Royale is a powerful, not to be missed play. Story is still current. Get your ticket today.