Welcome to ARTFARM!

ARTFARM is a non-profit, professional theater organization, based in Middletown, CT.  It was created and is being 
led by long-time local artistic leaders Dic Wheeler and Marcella Trowbridge. Every summer, ARTFARM brings outdoor Shakespeare to residents in Connecticut and beyond through its signature event, Shakespeare in the Grove. Throughout the year, ARTFARM continues to have touring shows, teaching residencies in local schools and arts centers, and a circus arts training program.


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ARTFARM's Shakespeare in the Grove 2017 presents
HAMLET
July 12 - 16 & 19 - 23 
at 8 pm 
in the Cedar Grove on the campus of Middlesex Community College.

AUDITIONS April 1
Paid DESIGN and TECHNICAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE.
Administrative Intern applications accepted until March 30.  
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Where Are We Now?:
Race, Pride, Class and Inequity 
 A work-in-progress performance  
Friday, April 7 at 7 pm. 
The performance will be followed by a Panel Discussion and Community Forum 
hosted by the Middlesex County NAACP.
FREE ADMISSION. All Are Welcome!

"Where Are We Now" is a multi-year initiative supported, in part, by the 111 Sunnyside Charitable Trust; Shoreline Arts Alliance in partnership with the Connecticut Office of the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts; Community Foundation of Middlesex County; Puffin Foundation; Oddfellows Playhouse; and the Middlesex County Chapter of the NAACP.

Get involved with the COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE --
Where Are We Now? Race, Class Pride and Inequity
For more info click HERE.



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Circophony presents
CIRCUS INDIVISIBLE

A new touring circus performance about communication, acceptance and working through differences.
Performances will be 
Friday, April 28 at 7 pm, and Saturday, April 29, 2 pm and 7 pm 
at Oddfellows Playhouse, 
128 Washington Street in Middletown. 
Circus Indivisible is available for bookings at schools, clubs and events throughout May and June. The 45 minute show features 14 seasoned teen performers who juggle, stilt, dance, hoop, unicycle, balance on ladders, and flip through the air. The Traveling Company, selected by audition, develops an original circus performance each winter for a Spring tour. Circus Indivisible combines circus, dance, acrobatics and comedy to build connections across the communication gaps in our contemporary culture. The Company's Roman Ladders become walls that separate people, bridges that bring them together, and, ultimately, ladders that take them higher.
Don't miss this exciting celebration of young energy, strength and talent. 
Circophony is a collaboration between the two Middletown-based non-profit theater companies, ARTFARM and Oddfellows Playhouse. Circophony offers year-round circus training and performance opportunities to young people ages 12 to 19
Circus Indivisible is an impressive, inspiring and affordable Spring assembly program! 
Contact info@art-farm for info about booking the Company. Limited dates are available during May and June.
Tickets for the April 28 & 29 performances are available through oddfellows.org.
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STATE OF THE ONION, 2016 -17!
ARTFARM's Annual Newsletter -- published December 2016!
Read, look, smile, donate....THANK YOU to all our supporters who made 2016 a great year:
Middletown Commission on the Arts
Pratt & Whitney
111 Sunnyside Charitable Trust
CT Office of the Arts/Regional Grant Initiative
Network of Ensemble Theaters
Puffin Foundation
Middlesex Community College
Community Health Center
Eli Cannon's Tap Room
It's Only Natural Restaurant
and many generous businesses and individual donors!



Thank you!






 
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