Spring Art Walk
The call is out for artists, makers, performers, food producers and other creative types to participate in the Twisp Spring Art Walk, scheduled for Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in downtown and surrounding areas.
If interested in participating, and for full event details including how to apply for a free vendor booth, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://twispwa.com/spring-art-walk.
There will also be an after-party from 4 – 7 p.m. Food trucks will be available and downtown restaurants will be open during the event.
LBHS presents ‘Twelfth Night’
The Liberty Bell Drama Company, in partnership with Methow Arts and The Merc Playhouse, presents its production of “Twelfth Night,” described as “a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery.” Performances will be on May 18 – 21 at 7 p.m. and May 22 at 3 p.m. at The Merc in Twisp.
Tickets are $15 and available only at the door. Methow Valley School District students and families of cast and crew get in for free. There will be no reserved tickets available. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show times.
The production will feature an original jazz-funk-pop score. Students in the drama company are also designing and creating costumes, envisioning and building the set, painting backdrops, and designing all of the promotional materials. Many valley musicians and singers are working closely with the students on the musical numbers.
Open mic at Confluence
Cascadia Music and The Confluence are partnering to offer open mic sessions on the third Thursday of each month from 5 – 7 p.m. at the gallery on Glover Street in Twisp. Admission is free; donations will be appreciated. For information, email email@example.com. The next open mic will be May 19.
Summer theater workshop
“Shakespeare with a Twisp,” a summer theater workshop for teen and young adult actors presented by The Merc Playhouse in Twisp, takes place June 13 through July 3. The workshop will be led by Central Washington University instructors Kathryn Stahl and Emily Rollie.
There will be 10 days of acting workshops and rehearsals (June 13-June 23) which will culminate in public performances at the TwispWorks Pavilion from June 24-July 3. Rehearsals will take place between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day at either The Merc or TwispWorks. Everyone who registers will be cast in the final performances.
The workshops are aimed at young performers from age 15 and older. According to The Merc, “With their directors, actors will focus on scenes, monologues and physical theater explorations of storms and shipwrecks. It will be a whirlwind storm of adventure in theater!”
Cost is $50 per participant to cover workshop materials. Scholarships available are available. For information, visit http://mercplayhouse.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (509) 997‑7529.