New Rep Celebrating 35th Anniversary by Offering Watertown Residents Free Tickets

The New Repertory Theatre is celebrating its 35th anniversary in during its 2019-20 season, and the company invites Watertown residents to be part of the celebration. The season is also the first for New Rep’s Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt. “To celebrate New Rep’s 35th Anniversary Season, and to show our appreciation for the Watertown community, we are delighted to offer one free ticket to each Watertown resident for our 2019-2020 season!” Bobbitt said in the celebration announcement. This free ticket can be used at any of our productions between September and May.

Artist Reception for New Show at Watertown Library This Week

Artist Robin A. Orifice will be have her artwork exhibited at the Watertown Library in September. She will be at an artist’s reception on Sept. 5. The artwork of Robin A. Orifice will be displayed at the Watertown Free Public Library during the month of September, and the artist will be at an opening reception. The reception will be held on Thursday, Sept.

Watertown Meets Brooklyn in New Exhibit of Art Made Using Dots

The following announcement was provided by the Room 83 Spring gallery:

Kirstin Lamb Curatorial, The Yard, Williamsburg, and Room, 83 Spring are pleased to present a 28 person show featuring artists utilizing dot forms as marks. Collectively this group forms a larger conversation around mark making and image-making. Dot Conference

Sept. 7 – Oct. 26, 2019 at Room 83 Spring, 83 Spring St., WatertownOpening Saturday Sept.

Watertown Cultural Council Accepting Grant Applications

The following information was provided by the Watertown Cultural Commission:

The Watertown Cultural Council (WCC), a program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), announces the 2020 Call for Grant Proposals for community-oriented Arts, Humanities and Science programming. 

Online applications will be available on September 1 at www.mass-culture.org and the deadline for proposals is October 15, 2019. Guidelines for WCC proposals can be found at http://www.watertownculturalcouncil.org . 

An informal grant information session with Watertown Council Members will be held September 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Mastrangelo Room of the Watertown Public Library. Organizations, schools and individuals may apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Examples of artistic projects and cultural activities include exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, workshops, lectures and performances in schools, community centers and other public places.  Last year, WCC awarded $10,680 in grants to 21 grant recipients. Grants ranged from $300 to $1,000, averaging $500 per grantee. About WCC: The Watertown Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year.

Two Nights of Puppet Theater at Watertown’s Plumbing Museum

The Plumbing Museum will be hosting two evenings of puppet theater featuring several performers. The shows features five premier performances with original costumes and music. The scripts were written acted and directed by Massachusetts playwrights and puppeteers. Featured performers are: Rosalita the puppet, Behind The Mask Studio & Theatre, Driscoll Productions, John Minigan, and Patti Cassidy. The shows will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 at The Plumbing Museum 80 Rosedale Road in Watertown.

Mosesian Center Hosting ‘Arts for All’ Benefit

The Mosesian Center provided the following information:

The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the details of its annual fundraising event happening on Thursday, May 23, 2019. ARTS FOR ALL: Mosesian Center Benefit 2019 promises to be a remarkable evening to highlight the importance of Accessibility in the Arts. The event will feature compelling stories of transformation, exceptional entertainment, both visual and tactile art for all to experience, and the celebration of some very special people. This year, the Center is proud to honor three Mosesian Awardees who encourage us all to experience the arts, each other, and the world, in new and unexpected ways:

• Jon Sarkin – 2019 Mosesian Award for the Arts An acclaimed self-taught artist living in Gloucester, MA. The neurological effects of a stroke in 1989 led him to be wildly prolific.

Mount Auburn Cemetery Will Debut Nature Plays in June

Mount Auburn Cemetery provided the following information:

Announcing the world premiere of the“The Nature Plays”, the first series of site-specific short plays by Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Playwright Artist-in-Residence, Patrick Gabridge. 

“The Nature Plays” run from June 1-9, 2019 at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA. These five short plays highlight stories inspired by the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn with topics such as spotted salamanders in Consecration Dell, birders at Auburn Lake, and historic debates between naturalists who are buried at the Cemetery. Through comedy and drama “The Nature Plays”explore topics both current and whimsical from global warming to the secret world of mushroom hunting. Audiences will experience the performances at various spots across the grounds, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the natural world.