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White River Indie Films presents
Meeting ourselves in Palestine and Israel
Tuesday October 16, 7 PM
Followed by a conversation with filmmaker Anne Macksoud
Lemal Community Room
$5.00 – SPACE IS LIMITED! Click here to purchase your ticket today.

This documentary film directed by Anne Macksoud of Woodstock’s Old Dog Documentaries is a perfect companion piece to Northern Stage’s production of J.T. Rogers’ Tony Award-winning play OsloSeeing Through the Wall is a look at the everyday life of Palestinians and invites viewers to question assumptions. Learn more by visiting Old Dog Documentaries.

Youth Ensemble Studio Fall Community Engagement Project
A theatrical exploration of protest, activism, and immigration inspired by Katherine Paterson’s novel, Bread and Roses, Too

Created by members of YES, inspired by the book by Katherine Paterson
Directed by Hannah Ferguson, Zachary Gottschall, and Virginia Ogden

YES partners again with the Vermont Humanities Council’s Vermont Reads program, using Katherine Paterson’s book Bread and Roses, Too. Under the direction of theater artists Hannah Ferguson, Zachary Gottschall, and Virginia Ogden, YES students will engage, challenge, and inspire audiences while learning to create an original piece of theater using music, movement, and community conversations.

FREE Performances in the community:
October 13, Wilder Club & Library, 78 Norwich Ave, White River Junction, VT 05001, 2 PM
October 14, Socialist Labor Hall, 46 Granite Street, Barre, VT 05641, 10 AM
October 14, Howe Library, 13 South Street, Hanover, NH 03755, 2 PM (Note that the Howe will be closed on October 14, other than for this performance. Please use the lower entrance.)

FREE Performance in the Byrne Theater at Northern Stage:
October 15, 6:30 PM

Age Advisory: recommended for ages 12 and above.

Artists’ Receptions

In Conjunction with First Fridays in White River Junction
Join us on select Fridays for Artists’ Receptions with our featured artists throughout the season. Northern Stage’s Lobby Artists Program offers an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit visual arts in two Barrette Center for the Arts’ lobby areas: The Roesch Family Lobby and The Upper Lobby. Lobby art rotates on a regular basis and is selected to contextualize the onstage work at the Barrette Center for the Arts. This may manifest as a metaphorical reflection of the themes of the season or a more literal representation of the particular shows or ideas. We hope this program is a gift to our community, allowing visual artists’ work to be viewed by our patrons, while providing those patrons with another cultural touchpoint that is relevant to the work onstage.

2018-19 Artists’ Receptions Schedule:

Friday, July 6, 2018, 5-7 PM
Roesch Family Lobby in the Barrette Center for the Arts
Featured artists: Carol Shearon, Sue Lawrence, and Andrew William.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 5-7 PM
Roesch Family Lobby in the Barrette Center for the Arts
Featured artists:   Shari Boraz, John Kantack, Matthew Sergeant, Craig Sterritt, and Sandra Williams-Crossley.
Special Feature: Poetry Open Mic
Our Poetry Open Mic will feature Deming Holleran, reading poems from her book Gypsy Song (published 2015) and will also bring poems authored by Elizabeth Bishop. We invite everyone to bring your favorite poem to read.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 5-7 PM
Roesch Family Lobby in the Barrette Center for the Arts
Featured artists: Kata Sasvari and Kathy Lowe.

Friday, February 1, 2019, 5-7 PM
Roesch Family Lobby in the Barrette Center for the Arts
Featured artist: Olivia Janna.

Friday, April 5, 2019, 5-7 PM
Roesch Family Lobby in the Barrette Center for the Arts
Featured artists: Amy Fortier and Chris Peirce.

Opening Night Receptions

Join us for a complimentary post-show reception with the cast and crew in the Roesch Family Lobby immediately following each opening night performance.

2018-19 Season Opening Night Receptions:

Oslo, Saturday, September 22
Dear Elizabeth, Saturday, October 6
Matilda The Musical, Saturday, November 17
Venus Rising, Saturday, February 2
Buyer & Cellar, Saturday, March 2
Once, Saturday, April 13

Opening Night Receptions are sponsored by

Celebrity Saturdays

On the second Saturday of each production’s run, we invite you to join us for a short post-show conversation with the company.

2018-19 Season Celebrity Saturdays:

Oslo, Saturday, September 29
Dear Elizabeth, Saturday, October 27
Matilda The Musical, Saturday, November 24
Venus Rising, Saturday, February 9
Buyer & Cellar, Saturday, March 9
Once, Saturday, April 20

Celebrity Saturdays are sponsored by

Tours & Talks

Northern Stage is pleased to provide an inside look at all it takes to produce professional, world-class theater and educational programs through our Tours & Talks Program. To request a 30 – 45 minute tour of our home, the Barrette Center for the Arts, and/or our Administrative & Production Building, please click here to be directed to a Tours & Talks request form. You will be contacted within an week of submitting your request.

Spot On & Lobby Talks

Spot On is a series of community conversations designed to illuminate the major themes of selected plays in Northern Stage’s main stage season. Featuring artists, academics, community leaders, and inspirational figures you will want to hear from, these conversations are curated to spark resonant dialogue among our community members. Conversations take place prior to a Sunday afternoon performance: talks begin at 3 PM and end at 4 PM and – NEW in 2018 – are followed by receptions in the Roesch Family Lobby with light snacks and beverages. Spot On conversations are free and open to the public, but you must reserve your seat by contacting the Box Office at or by calling (802) 296-7000. Click on the title above for more information on this season’s Spot On Conversations and Lobby Talks.

Spot On Conversations are sponsored by