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Holden & Arts Conference Events

For those attending any of the January 2020 conferences,
please schedule an appointment or drop by and see us at:

Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP)  in New York, NY January 10-14, 2020
at booth #216 

International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAYin Philadelphia, PA January 22-25, 2020
at booth #22 & 23

Also, mark your calendars for the following APAP & IPAY events, featuring some of our talented companies and staff :
 

  • HAA Co-Director Stacy Meshbane will be on the APAP Pre-Conference Professional Development panel "Welcome to the Presenting, Booking, and Touring Industry".
     

  • At the Youth & Family Showcase at APAP, HAA will participate with Speed Pitches for Windmill Theatre Co. and Imaginate's BABA YAGA and Geordie Productions' THE IN-BETWEEN; and Video Pitches for Second Hand Dance's GETTING DRESSED and CDP Theatre Producers' MEETING MOZART.
     

  • At IPAY,  there will be full showcase performances of Branar Téatar do Pháistí's HOW TO CATCH A STAR and BRUSH Theatre's DOODLE POP; an Off-IPAY full showcase performance of Geordie Productions' THE IN-BETWEEN; and Spotlights of Windmill Theatre Co and Imaginate's BABA YAGA;  Cahoots NI's UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE, and Theatre Lovett's THE GIRL WHO FORGOT TO SING BADLY.

More details are listed below!

 

Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP)

Thursday January 9, 2020 at 3PM-5PM

Welcome to the Presenting, Booking, and Touring Industry

APAP Professional Development Pre-Conference Panel

Room: Hilton Concourse Level, Concourse G

HAA Co-Director Stacy Meshbane will be on this APAP professional development panel. Whether you are an artist or work for a presenting or producing organization, artist management firm or booking agency, this session introduces you to how the industry is organized and how industry professionals work together. Learn how to navigate your work and career—Join seasoned colleagues to explore the history of the field and how it is evolving, the diversity of the ecosystem, current issues and trends, the importance of relationship-building, and strategies for success. To register for this fee-based workshop or to learn more about the other panelists, please visit APAP's website.

 

Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP)

Saturday January 11, 2020, Time TBA

THE IN-BETWEEN

from Geordie Productions of Montreal, Canada


Speed Pitch, part of the Youth & Family Showcase at APAP

Theatre Row - 410 West 42nd Street
Between 9th Avenue & 10th Avenue

HAA Co-Director Spring Karlo will pitch THE IN-BETWEEN. Lily finds herself right in the middle, forced to make hard choices about which friend’s truth she’s going to believe. Illustrating the real-life challenges of immigration, income inequality, and fears of violence in our schools, THE IN-BETWEEN is a realistic, relatable exploration of the complex social circumstances students must navigate in today’s world. Find out more on the production here.

 

Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP)

Saturday January 11, 2020, Time TBA

MEETING MOZART

from CDP Theatre Producers of Sydney, Australia


Video Pitch, part of the Youth & Family Showcase at APAP

Theatre Row - 410 West 42nd Street
Between 9th Avenue & 10th Avenue

HAA Co-Director Sarah Saltwick will pitch MEETING MOZART.  World-renowned pianist Simon Tedeschi stars as the mischievous musical wunderkind himself, Wolfgang Amadeus, and introduces young audiences to a range of Mozart's music, from variations on 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' to his large-scale orchestral pieces. This production also requires a local string quintet to perform alongside the two touring performers. Find out more on the production here.

Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP)

Sunday January 12, 2020, Time TBA

GETTING DRESSED

from Second Hand Dance of Surrey, England


Video Pitch, part of the Youth & Family Showcase at APAP

Theatre Row- 410 West 42nd Street
Between 9th Avenue & 10th Avenue

HAA Co-Director Spring Karlo will pitch GETTING DRESSED. Ever put your coat on the wrong way? Couldn’t find the leg-holes in your trousers? Or just had a day where you didn’t want to wear any of your clothes? This production dives into a dancing world of clothes and color, into the movement and humor of how you put clothes on, take them off, share them, use them to express yourself, and occasionally get stuck in them. Find more information on the production here.

 

 

Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP)

Saturday January 11, 2020, Time TBA

BABA YAGA

from Windmill Theatre Co. and Imaginate of Adelaide, Australia and Edinburgh, Scotland


Speed Pitch, part of the Youth & Family Showcase at APAP

Theatre Row - 410 West 42nd Street
Between 9th Avenue & 10th Avenue

HAA Co-Director Sarah Saltwick will pitch BABA YAGA. Mild mannered receptionist Vaselina lives a quiet life, but all that changes when she encounters the terrifying and eccentric Baba Yaga who lives in the penthouse suite. Using imaginative video projections, delightful songs, and gorgeous design elements, this is a modern take on an old Russian folktale guaranteed to give you lots to chew on. Find more on the production here.

 
 

International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY)

Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 11AM & 2PM

DOODLE POP
from BRUSH Theatre of Seoul, South Korea

 

Full Performance Showcase at UArts, Arts Bank Theater

A mischievous duo starts to doodle and invites us along on their sea adventure with a tiny little turtle. This touching and playful non-verbal show uses live musicians performing an accompanying score and sound effects, interactive animation projections and live whiteboard drawings, and an abundance of theatrical imagination. Find out more on the production here.

International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY)

Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 3PM

THE GIRL WHO FORGOT TO SING BADLY
from Theatre Lovett of Dublin, Ireland

 

part of the Cultural Spotlight: Creative Ireland
at the Suzanne Roberts Theater

Sometimes it takes a girl-sized human to solve an adult-sized problem. Written by acclaimed playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer and with all the characters embodied by the ingenious Louis Lovett, this tour de force performance takes us on an untamed adventure to find the courage to sing gloriously on or off-key. Find out more on the production here.

 

International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY)

Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 6:15PM

THE IN-BETWEEN
from Geordie Productions of Montreal, Canada

 

Off-IPAY Full Performance
part of the Quebec Delegation of New York Showcase
Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake
302 S. Hicks Street. Philadelphia, PA 19102

Lily finds herself right in the middle, forced to make hard choices about which friend’s truth she’s going to believe. Illustrating the real-life challenges of immigration, income inequality, and fears of violence in our schools, THE IN-BETWEEN is a realistic, relatable exploration of the complex social circumstances students must navigate in today’s world.  Find out more on the production here. 

 

Please RSVP through Jessica Abdallah at jessica@geordie.caDinner will be provided but numbers must be confirmed in advance to ensure we have enough.

 

International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY)

Friday January 24, 2020 at 11:45AM & 3PM

HOW TO CATCH A STAR
from Branar Téatar do Pháistí

 

Full Performance Showcase at UArts, Arts Bank Theater

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. But catching a star is not as easy as it sounds... Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, this non-verbal adaptation uses stunning puppetry to create a gentle show that reminds us all to follow our dreams. Find out more on the production here.

 

International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY)

Date/Time TBA

BABA YAGA
from Windmill Theatre Co. and Imaginate of Adelaide, Australia and Edinburgh, Scotland

 

"Tell" Pitch, part of the SHOW & TELL Spotlights

Mild mannered receptionist Vaselina lives a quiet life, but all that changes when she encounters the terrifying and eccentric Baba Yaga who lives in the penthouse suite. Using imaginative video projections, delightful songs, and gorgeous design elements, this is a modern take on an old Russian folktale guaranteed to give you lots to chew on. Find more on the production here.

 

International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY)

Date/Time TBA

UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE
from Cahoots NI of Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

"Show" Pitch, part of the SHOW & TELL Spotlights

Based on Ireland's best selling children's book, Under the Hawthorn Tree is set during the Irish Famine of 1845 when 2 million of the country's population died of hunger. This musical follows three young siblings who set off on an epic journey in hopes of finding safety, food, and family. 

This production is available for touring in 2021-2022.  More information on the production can be found here.

 

This dramatization of Under the Hawthorne Tree is based on the book Under the Hawthorne Tree © text 1990 Marita Conlon-McKenna, published by THE O’BRIEN PRESS, DUBLIN.