Welcome to the Heritage Theatre Festival Blog!
Welcome to the Heritage Theatre Festival Blog! We hope you’ll join us here a couple of times a week to get an awesome behind the scenes look at everything that’s happening around the festival, from updates, to company member profiles, director interviews, thoughts from the Artistic Director, AND MORE!
Why a blog you ask? Well, why not a blog?! But actually, we were inspired by all the excitement our fabulous Kick-Off Reception and our very first 2017 Company Meeting generated. We thought, wouldn’t it be cool if those worlds could interact a little more? And voilá! A blog is born! As you may or may not know, all of our Tuesday performances are followed by Talkbacks with the artistic team – and we would love to see you there! But if you can’t make it to those performances we don’t want to leave you out in the cold *** ! We encourage you to watch our Facebook live stream of the talkbacks shortly after the performance ends. We also encourage you to jump into the comment sections both here (still in progress) and on social media to ask your burning questions or simply share your thoughts about what we’re up to this summer in Cville.
Speaking of what we’re up to, we are already well underway working on our first show of the season: Will Eno’s deeply touching and darkly hilarious Middletown. Director (and interim Artistic Director) Colleen Kelly has started rehearsals with our wonderfully talented cast, while our phenomenal technical crew is hard at work creating the world for our actors to inhabit. At this point in the process both sides are approaching the play with a rough sketch; creating the outline and looking at the big picture of what they want to achieve before filling that sketch with the color and the life that you will ultimately see on stage starting June 23rd! Hopefully we will see you back here every week, so we can share even more of the details and fun that we’re having all summer long. If you aren’t already doing so, we’d LOVE to have you follow us on all our social media channels which are listed below for your convenience – but you can also always simply search for the one and only Heritage Theater Festival to find us wherever we are. Thanks for reading, and we can’t wait to see you in our theatres!
– The HTF Blog Squad
*** Please note it will not actually, or EVER be cold in Charlottesville over the summer!