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8 Reasons Why You Should Be Talking About AFD’s New Art Gallery

Arlington Friends of the Drama is launching an initiative to turn its lobby space into an art gallery—and here are 7 reasons why we want you to feel excited from head to toe about this news.

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Hats off to artists! We want to display your work in our lobby! (A Chorus Line, 2015)

  1. It’s the newest thing to happen to our lobby since—well, forever! We love our spacious lobby and we love it even more when it’s packed with post-show audience members showering cast members with congrats, hugs, and flowers. Now, whether quiet or filled with noisy, happy showgoers, the lobby will wear a new look.
  2. Art will be available for sale.
  3. We know how essential it is to support artists. That’s why 85 percent of sales will go to the artists. AFD will retain 15 percent to help defray costs.
  4. Supporting the arts in our community is important, too. AFD will give preference to local and/or area artists. We want to support your work!
  5. We will hang four shows per season to generally coincide with our four productions.
  6. Each show will be exhibited for about four weeks.
  7. AFD’s first show of the season is the hilarious and touching comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. We’d like to hang this first exhibit before Bee opens on September 9.
  8. Drum roll, please! We’re currently calling for artists to submit their work. The deadline for the September show is August 18. Artists should send images of their work and a brief artist’s statement to AFD board member Joe Stallone at joe.stallone@verizon.net.

Now that you’ve heard all 8 reasons, help us spread the word! Share this post with friends, family, colleagues, and fellow artists. 

Our subsequent productions open in November 2016, March 2017, and May 2017. So there’s lots of opportunity to get your art on our walls.

Once again, send your submissions to Joe Stallone at joe.stallone@verizon.net by August 18. Get on our walls!

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Here’s what our lobby looks like. For last season’s hit production of The Boy From Oz, AFD House Director Mark Bastoni created a wonderful display of Peter Allan photos on the back wall.

Friends in great places: Many noms for AFD for DASH Awards 2015-2016

 

Congratulations to the wonderful folks nominated; and to everyone! who worked on these great productions in our stellar season. What a wonderful time! And a big shout out to the team beyond Vanya, which was all delight.

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Vanya and Sonia 2016

Supporting Actress, Musical

  • Janet Ferreri The Boy From Oz (Arlington Friends of the Drama)
  • Caroline Keeler A Chorus Line (Arlington Friends of the Drama)
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Janet Ferreri as Judy Garland, Caroline Keeler as Liza Minelli

Best Set Design, Play

  • Douglas Cooper & Dick Rubinstein Clybourne Park (Arlington Friends of the Drama)

Best Set Dressing, Play

  • Judy Weinberg Clybourne Park (Arlington Friends of the Drama)

Best Supporting Actor, Musical

  • Brian Liebson A Chorus Line (Arlington Friends of the Drama)
  • Justin McCoubry The Boy From Oz (Arlington Friends of the Drama)
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A Chorus Line 2015

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Justin McCoubry, Allan Singer

Best Supporting Actor, Play

  • David Kimmelman Clybourne Park (Arlington Friends of the Drama)

Best Sound Design, Play

  • Robert Pascucci Clybourne Park (Arlington Friends of the Drama)

Best Lighting Design, Play

  • Eric Jacobsen Clybourne Park (Arlington Friends of the Drama)

Best Make-up and Hair Design, Play

  • Marc Capizzi Clybourne Park (Arlington Friends of the Drama)

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Best Make-up and Hair Design, Musical

  • Cameron Barney The Boy From Oz (Arlington Friends of the Drama)
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Caroline Keeler as Liza Minnelli

Best Stage Management, Play

  • Alissa Palange Clybourne Park (Arlington Friends of the Drama)

Best Ensemble Performance, Play

  • The Cast Clybourne Park (Arlington Friends of the Drama)

Best Direction, Play

  • Celia Couture Clybourne Park (Arlington Friends of the Drama)

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Best Production, Play

  • Clybourne Park (Arlington Friends of the Drama)