Todays Sponsors are :- Mill Mountain Theater, Waldron Stage, Hollins MFA Playwriting program, 202 Market, Shadowbox Microtheater, Arts Council of the Blue Ridge.
Friday February 17: Waldron Stage and Downtown Roanoke
Event Lead – Todd Ristau
The second day of the festival will begin quietly with exhibitions opening to the public during from 11am on. The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge will have an information station and video loop that uses sound as critical component. Three British-based live art/ performance artists will headline a remarkable collection of very diverse artists exhibiting their work above 202 Market. Installation, Vispo, Fluxus, assemblage and other forms of art that is rarely presented in our region will be exuberantly displayed. MAF is proud to include “The Artic Circle, and a Recipe for Swedish Pancakes” by Samanth Macher as part of the evening’s events, just days before it moves to New York City!
11:00am – 4:00pm Exclamations at 206 Market Square hosts Star City Shadow School Workshops, Fluxus events, and Post Neo-Absurdist Performances. Stay for a Potlatch donated by the artists and their friends. Free.
5:00 – 9:00 pm Exclamations at 206 Market square hosts performances by Cornwall ENG based Artists Alexandra Zierel and Paul Carter and Cornwall ENG based international DIY organizer and psychogeographer Rebecca Weeks, Roanoke’s own Olchar E. Lindsann, Washington DC’s Brad Chriss, and the Fluxus and Post Neo-Absurdist communities. Free.
9:00 pm Exclamations Opening at 206 Market Square featuring installations, sit-coms, visual art, and interventions. Drinks and DJ’s. Free.
5:00 – 7:00pm Opening WVTF gallery, opening of “The Aesthetic Document”
8:00 – 10pm Sweded Film Challenge Begins! 24 hour filmaking challenge at the Shadowbox
8:00 – 10:00 Artic Circle by Samantha Macher at Waldron Stage, MMT
10:00 – 12:00am Orders for No Shame Theatre (sign-ups for performance at 10:pm, show at 11:00pm is free to those with tickets to Arctic Circle)
“The Aesthetic Document”
Two- and three-dimensional work that explores the idea of document as art.
The evening will include a musical performance from 5:30pm to 6:30pm — Music as Document.
Performers will include soprano Judith Cline, mezzo soprano Ada Lis Jimena, clarinetist Bruce McGarvey and pianist Cara Ellen Modisett and the audience will be invited to participate in an impromptu composition at the end of the performance.
Reception catered by the VT Inn, Mikie’s 7th and Chateau Morrisette. http://www.wvtf.org 540-819-3953; contact WVTF at 540-989-8900
Combining Iron Chef with our popular Sweded film festivals, The Shadowbox offers up the ultimate filmmaking challenge. Teams will be given only 24 hours to swede a film and deliver it back to us. Just like Iron Chef, everyone will be given the same “ingredient” to interpret however they please.
To sign your team up, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (put Iron Swede in the subject). Make sure to include the names of every team member, your team name and a phone number we can contact you at. Teams can be consist of as many people as you like or if you’re a loner, it can just be you.
Teams MUST meet up at The Shadowbox on February 18th at 10am to be briefed on the details of the challenge. Film MUST be ready and returned to The Shadowbox at 10am, February 19th.
*Please note films must be delivered to us on a playable DVD. We cannot accept computer files for this one.
THE SCREENING OF ALL THE ENTRIES WILL TAKE PLACE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, 8PM AT THE SHADOWBOX. For tickets go to http://theshadowboxcinema.com/
Filmmakers get into the screening for free and it’s free to enter the challenge.
The Arctic Circle (and a recipe for Swedish Pancakes),
written by Samantha Macher and directed by Bob Moss, featuring Todd Ristau, Susanna Young, Drew Dowdy and Chad Runyon.
February 14-18 Tuesday through Saturday at 8PM (also 2PM on Saturday)
On the Waldron Stage at 20 Church Avenue
$15 at the door, $10 if purchased in advance from Brown Paper Tickets! (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/213140)
The Arctic Circle (and a recipe for Swedish Pancakes) is a comedy about a woman in a troubled marriage who travels through time, space and Sweden to reexamine her past relationships for solutions to her newly found troubles. Unable to find the clear answers she needs, she must look inside herself to find what she is looking for.
This production will run for six performances at Mill Mountain Theatre as part of the Marginal Arts Festival before transferring to New York City for six performances at the 440 Studios in Manhattan.
Produced by the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University in cooperation with Mill Mountain Theatre.
Anyone who sees The Arctic Circle on Friday night will get into NO SHAME for FREE!
The Aesthetic Document, at WVTF public radio art galleries: Two- and three-dimensional work that explores the idea of document as art.
The exhibit will include an opening from 5 to 7 on February 17 including a musical performance from 5:30pm to 6:30pm – Music as Document. Performers will include sopranos Judith Cline, Helena Brown and Heather Albrecht; mezzo soprano Ada Lis Jimena, violinist Benedict Goodfriend; clarinetist Bruce McGarvey, vocalist Mike Mitchell and pianist Cara Ellen Modisett and the audience will be invited to participate in an impromptu composition at the end of the performance.
Exhibit artists include Billy Bob Beamer, Heather Brush, Tim Campbell, Christine Carr, Jimmy Deck, Ralph Eaton, Chris Gryder, Jim Leftwich, Martha Sullivan, Mim Young and students at Community High School for Arts and Academics. Reception catered by the VT Inn, Mikie’s 7th and Chateau Morrisette. http://www.wvtf.org 540-819-3953; contact WVTF at 540-989-8900.WVTF at 540-989-8900.