Due to the continuing health crisis, and closures due to state government requirements, the Garfield Center for the Arts has announced GCTV – The Garfield Streams the Arts, a program that will give home audiences weekly streaming live content they can enjoy in the comfort of their own homes. The program began on The Garfield’s Facebook page on March 25. Follow weekly on Garfield Center’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/garfieldcenterforthearts.
The Garfield Streams the Arts will present a variety of content showcasing local talent. Each week, content will feature local musicians and bands, and theatrical performances by actors who will present a variety of source material. The premiere event will feature comedic and dramatic monologues and other various readings from multiple participating actors, each from their own live-stream location.
Additional upcoming streaming events will include performances by Bob and Pam Ortiz, Nevin Dawson, Shannon Whitaker, and Brad Chairs, among others. Future additional performers and content, as well as a calendar of events for the performances, will be available at www.garfieldcenter.org.
Each GCTV performance will be uploaded to the Garfield Center’s YouTube page shortly after its live presentation for anyone who is unable to view the live stream performance. In addition to these performances, The Garfield Center is also preparing to upload more of its past performances to its YouTube page, which can be found at www.youtube.com/PrinceTheatreCtown.
The Garfield Center would also like to hear from any other performers who want to participate in this program. To express your interest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garfield Center is committed to continuing The Garfield Streams the Arts, and expanding it if possible, for as long as social distancing is necessary and until we can safely reopen our facility to audiences who participate in, enjoy and support the arts and the cultural events we produce for our community.
The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre is located at 210 High Street in the Arts & Entertainment District of historic Chestertown. The mission of the Garfield Center for the Arts is to invigorate the cultural life of the community by nurturing, celebrating and supporting arts and artists through performance and education.
Since its inception in 2002, the Prince Theatre Foundation has enjoyed success in various community endeavors, producing top of the line theatrical and musical productions, such as, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” “My Fair Lady,” Short Attention Span Theatre, “The 39 Steps,” “Mister Roberts,” “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” “Sylvia,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Animal Crackers,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Annie: The Musical,” and, most recently, “Greater Tuna.” The Garfield also provides quality educational, enriching experiences in the arts for children and adults, such as Playmakers’ Summer Camp, Hedgelawn multi-cultural performance series, MUSICAMP and monthly programs Open Mic Night, Live Playwrights’ Society and the newly formed Improv Group, and collaborates with Kent County Schools to provide enrichment opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students through Spring and Fall Educational Outreach Programs. Both the theatre, and the foundation that calls it home, are recognized and valued as a unique community center for the arts on the Upper Eastern Shore.
To learn more about the GCA, visit www.garfieldcenter.org, Facebook at facebook.com/garfieldcenterforthearts or follow on Twitter (twitter.com/GarfieldCenter) or Instagram (instagram.com/garfieldcenterforthearts).