Thursday, May 03, 2007

Full time

Guess what? Give up? ARTS/West now has a full-time employee!
Common questions:
Who is it?
So, you'll be open more now, right?
Do you have health insurance?
Well, it's me. We may expand our official "semi-regular" office hours but I don't know that I can be here more without moving a bed in. Ha ha ha hyperbole! Yes, I will have health insurance. So, yay to the community for supporting ARTS/West and facilitating our growth. Please, when you call, leave a message becuase I may be full-time but I still have meetings and go to the bathroom.
ARTS/West May Events

It’s the lusty month of May! Come and check out some of the terrific events happening at ARTS/West this month. Special Note: The film screening for the collaborative film class between the Dairy Barn and ARTS/West will be held on FRIDAY evening MAY 4th @ 5:00 PM AT THE DAIRY BARN. Come out to the Dairy Barn and see what the kids have been working on since March!

May 3-5, 7:30 PM &
May 5-6 2 PM
The Studio for Young Actors presents Annie Jr. Studio for Young Actors is proud to present the Broadway Junior version of the hit musical Annie, May 3- 6 at ARTS/West. This production features over 30 young people ages seven through fifteen from throughout Athens County. Tickets are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for teens and $4.00 for ages 12 and under. It is not recommended that people bring children under four to Studio shows. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and are available at: O'Betty's Red Hot on West State St. in Athens, Mountain Laurel Gifts on Court St. in Athens, and The Hyacinth Bean Specialty Florist at 94 Columbus Rd. in Athens.

May 4, 5 PM Film Class Screening at the Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center. Come out and see the work of our youngest film makers at the Dairy Barn! This class is a collaboration between the Dairy Barn and ARTS/West.

May 11, 7 PM Spring Medieval masques! More info coming soon!

May 12, 7 PM An Appalachian Spring Evening. The evening will feature the music of Charlie and Celia Lewis, The Boys O’ The Hock. It will also feature Living History Characters: Maria Ewing Martin & Bertha Levion and the documentary: A Forest Returns: The History of the Wayne National Forest. Tickets for the evening’s event are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Haffa’s Records, O’Betty’s Red Hot, from Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council 1-866 394-3011 or, the ARTS/West office.

May 18-19 &
May 25-26 at 8 PM
The Lost Flamingo Theater Company presents Urintown. Check out for more information.

May 24, 7:30 PM A reading of a new play by Jack Matthews, WQED.

May 27: 6-9 PM Dinner of Swords presents NOISE SHOW WORKSHOP and pot luck dinner. $2. Check out

For a complete listing of classes, workshops, and meetings please call our office during semi-regular office hours of 1-4 at (740) 592-4315 or go to .

HUMBLE PLAY: Appalachian new play festival applications are available in the office or by emailing APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted until July 2, 2007. PARTICIPATION: We are seeking plays that will highlight the work and the playwrights, actors and directors of Appalachia generally and Southeastern Ohio specifically. There are three categories this year including: “Playwright”, “Company”, and “Youth Division.” Each division has a separate application and application fee. All applications must be postmarked on or before July 2, 2007 Check out the Humble Play my space at