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What’s happening in the arts world

by Don Aucoin, Boston Globe

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The Niceties Returns, More Relevant Than Ever

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

After a compelling online production of The Niceties by the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse last October, Amy Brenneman and Tsilala Brock reprised their roles in Eleanor Burgess’s play for a live Zoom performance Monday night. A video recording of the show is streaming through April 4 at mvplayhouse.org.


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New shows spotlight TV, film, Broadway stars plus Cape Cod kids

by Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times

Who gets to tell the story of race, history and power in America? That’s the question asked in Eleanor Burgess’ “The Niceties,” and Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse has brought the play and the issues back for a virtual run through early April.


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Relief funding comes to select Cape cultural groups

by Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times

Administered by the Mass Cultural Council, in partnership with the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development, the statewide grants are part of the Baker-Polito administration’s “Partnerships for Recovery” plan during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Let’s wrap this up

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse produced two Zoom readings of full-length plays, as well as a competition of five-minute plays and a series of Shakespeare monologues.


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Adaptation, Innovation, Loss Marked Year in Arts on Vineyard

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

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Farm Neck Foundation announces $121,000 in grants

by Brian Dowd, The MV Times

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Amy Brenneman Stars in Timely Drama

Vineyard Gazette News Brief

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Cape Cod Arts: TV, Broadway, local stars perform virtually and live

by Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times

Amy Brenneman part of Vineyard play reading


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A provocative play

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

M.V. Playhouse hosts an online reading of ‘The Niceties.’


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Gretchen Baer’s new exhibit comes straight from the frontlines

by Geoff Currier, The MV Times

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Spotlight: Community Conversations on Martha’s Vineyard

by Sophia Balsamo, Mass Creative

ArtsMV is a collective that brings together arts leaders on the island (including MV Playhouse) alongside the community’s Chamber of Commerce, regional planning groups, and other important partners.


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Arnie Reisman

Longing for Live Theatre

Vineyard Gazette commentary by Arnie Reisman

My passion for live theatre is now on hold. The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, where I serve as board chair, remains dark in these dark times. I am fated to be soothed by virtual versions of inspiration, excitement and delight until further notice...


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Playhouse Reprises Crumbs from the Table of Joy

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

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Feathers, Stones, and Wings: The Art of Cindy Kane

by Sam Moore, Martha's Vineyard Arts & Ideas

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Down But Not Out, Vineyard Arts Community Bands Together

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

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Vineyard variety

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

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All the World’s a Stage for Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

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Light up the Playhouse windows

MV Times News Brief

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Katherine Reid on MVY Radio’s The Vineyard Current

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Diversity Coalition Sees Opportunity for Action

by Aaron Wilson, Vineyard Gazette

MJ Bruder Munafo of Martha's Vineyard Playhouse said virtual Monday night specials at the Playhouse will focus on reading plays that deal with racism and fighting institutional racism.


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Playhouse presents five-minute plays to lift your spirits

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

Last month, the theater organization launched a series of five-minute plays, gathered from a call to writers that was put out in March through the Playhouse’s newsletter.


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5-Minute Plays Debut Online

Vineyard Gazette News Briefs

The Martha's Vineyard Playhouse is posting the winning entries in its five-minute play contest, which drew nearly 30 submissions last month.


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The show must go on

by Gwyn McAllister, The MV Times

M.V. Playhouse keeps the community entertained while its lights are dimmed inside.


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Virtual poetry at the Playhouse

by Connie Berry, The MV Times

April is National Poetry Month, and for all those who miss Poetry and PIe Wednesdays at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, don’t fret because you can now get your poetry fix virtually.


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Main Stage to Outdoor Amphitheater, Summer Season Goes Dark

by Louisa Hufstader, Vineyard Gazette

With this summer’s season canceled at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, the Island loses far more than a series of evenings at the theatre.


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