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Avant Bard is thrilled to announce its 2023-2024 Season!

We start the season with our 8th Annual Scripts in Play Festival. These free readings will take place in local Arlington art spaces and will be followed by wine & cheese receptions and discussions with the playwright, director and cast. This year's Scripts in Play Festival has been generously supported by Pete Miller & Sara Cormeny. If you would like to support our work and keep vibrant theatre in Arlington, you can make a contribution to Avant Bard here.

Homeless Garden

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to make a movie? You’ve seen movies being made on television and in movies themselves, but have you watched the process IRL? For Avant Bard’s next project, we take a break from theater production and make our first feature film: an open study of issues in Homeless Garden, a play by Matt Minnicino, co-conceived by Graham Miller and originally produced by Refracted Theatre Company. Homeless Garden itself references The Cherry Orchard, so attendees at any night of filming will be treated not just to a peek into the filming process but also a multi-layered, curated (and filmed!) conversation about what land ownership means for individuals and for arts companies in a country staggering under issues of generational wealth, colonialism, environmental decay, and limited financial resources. Don’t miss this chance to take part in the creation of a movie, and to decide whether TV and movie portrayals live up to the real thing.

Note: The filming will take place over four weekends, so each filming session will only cover a portion of the play. A summary of the play will be provided, and you will be given the context for the scenes being filmed during that session.

The event runs from May 2 through May 25, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

There will be NO late seating for Homeless Garden. Please plan accordingly.

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