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Taking the Stage: The Actors Renaissance Season @ American Shakespeare Center
The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton is the only replication in the world of the Shakespeare's BlackFriars playhouse. As a theatre organization, their mission is to recreate the physical and environmental theatre experience for current audiences as it was during Shakespeare's time. During their Actor's Renassiance season, ASC recreates the same Shakespeare experience for the ACTORS - a troupe of 12 actors - presenting 4 plays with no directors and 50-60 hours to rehearse before bringing the full show to the stage.

Minds in Motion: Richmond Ballet's Community Dance Program
In 1994, the Richmond Ballet started the Minds in Motion project, sending ballet dancers into the public schools with the goal to teach inner-city 4th graders movement and dance. The program celebrates 25 years this academic year and will be in 27 schools from Richmond/Petersburg and Charlottesville in 2020.

From Architect to Artist: Veronica Jackson
A trained architect and museum exhibit production artist, Veronica turned to creating her own works a few years ago. We visit her during her fellowship at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts as she works on expanding her work about the plight of African American women in America.