• The iggi Project provides Hurricane Recovery Activities to USVI Children

    Robert Leonard working on The iggi Project

    (Video: Joan Bennett) At Pistarckle Theater working on the iggi Project – a therapeutic Hurricane Recovery activity for children. Creator: Joan Bennett Williams, Holistic Health Consultant and psychiatric nurse.

    Robert Leonard working on The iggi Project

     

  • Reading at Pistarckle Theater’s New Playwrights Festival!

    Something new for yours truly… dramatic readings at the New Playwrights Festival (NPF) at Pistarckle Theater May 20th! These are from Stacey A. Bryan’s “Bone is for Dog; Meat is for Man” (Tariq) and Gillian Royes PhD’s “How to be an Immigrant”. Also presented was Matthew Hamilton-Kraft’s “Alternative Facts”. It was a rewarding experience.

    These plays were chosen from among 7 entries; each play’s first act was presented; Frank Bartolucci directed. Every play was a winner! Hamilton-Kraft was the only playwright on hand to collect his participation award, the other two were unable to be present due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Host/Actress (Bryan’s “Sad Mangoes, a 2015 NPF entry and 2016 season hit), Pistarckle Theater Board Member and New Playwrights Festival Chair Gloria Gumbs sees the NPF as a way to cultivate and showcase local playwrights and elevate the arts organically!

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  • 3 local plays showcased in Pistarckle Theater New Playwrights Festival

    Like you’ve never seen me before… acting! Proud to be a part of the readings for this weekend’s New Playwrights Festival at Pistarckle Theater on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7pm. There will be 3 playwrights presenting their original works: Matthew Hamilton-Kraft (Alternative Facts), Stacey A. Bryan (Bone is for Dog; Meat is for Man), and Gillian Royes, PhD (How to be an Immigrant). We’ll bring the drama, and perhaps some laughs and tears. Hope to see you there!

     

     

  • Working the Musical at Pistarckle Theater – Whatta Band!

    Well – we finished ‘Working’, the musical production at Pistarckle Theater! Whatta band Whatta band Whatta BAND!!!

    It was a marvelous experience….taking this opportunity to acknowledge and thank ALL the musicians during the run: Steve Richman (guitar), Paul Dirks (bass guitar), Paul Cater Deaton (drums & percussion), Eric Malmstrom (guitar), Khaimal Venzen (bass guitar), Nyere Francis Jr. (drums)…

    Your contributions made this musical an exciting and rewarding adventure!!! (Band photos by Bonnie Goodman Erb via Facebook)

  • Pistarckle Theater presents: Working

    Pistarckle Theater’s “Working” is a musical story that focuses on the works, dreams joys and goals of the average working American. Don’t miss this intimate glimpse of the everyday lives of the people who help keep America moving every day. You’ll be inspired and moved by “Working”, based on words of Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with contributions by Gordon Greenberg. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by some of St. Thomas’ finest musicians! [Read More…]

  • “Sister Act” at Pistarckle Theater Oct. 6-29, 2016

    pistarckle-theater-sister-actJoin us for another fantastic Pistarckle Theater production, “Sister Act” – a rollicking smash hit musical comedy based on the 1992 film of the same name. You’ll laugh, you’ll sing, you’ll want to get on your feet! As the Musical Director, I’ll be joined by top-notch musicians and a thrilling cast of characters.

    The production runs through October 6-8, 14-16, 21-22, 28-29, 2016…. Thursday October 6th is “Pay As You Can Night”! [Read More…]