Previous Performances

Vagina Monologues has Special Relevance

 

The Vagina Monologues, which is fact becoming a Monson Valentine’s Week tradition, had a special relevance this year in the light of current events. The play was very much in step with the “Me Too” movement which has energized the women everywhere in recent months. 

 

Eve Enslers' Award Winning Play was performed, as always, as a fundraiser for domestic violence and abuse, the author’s lifelong crusade.  It was directed as always by Faith Ward.  Proceeds from the show will benefit domestic violence and sexual assault awareness programming in Monson.   This year it included some powerful personal stories of abuse and sobering statistics of rape and abuse in Monson over the last year.

 

The play is a compilation and distillation of thousands of interviews Eve did with women of all ages, of different countries, cultures, ethnicities, class structures, and experiences.  It is organized as a series of monologues, personal, very powerful, sometimes very funny and at other times devastating.  The performance itself was preceded by music by women about women’s empowerment, including songs by director Faith Ward.

 

The cast was unusually large, and on the small stage at the Unitarian church, gave the impression of many women stepping out of the shadows to give voice to their feelings.  In alphabetical order they were: Yvonne Amagliani, Michele Lee Chandler, Courtney Clifford, Jo Cobleigh,Kristen Dannay, Colleen Flynn, Krystle Melanson, Kristen O’brien, Kat Reed, Andee Scallion, Megan Speed, Sarah St. George, Tracy Viola and Deb Williams.

 

All proceeds from the show go to M.A.V.E. (Monson Against Violence Everywhere). The programs which these performances will fund include the SURVIVOR ART SHOW that includes canvases made by local artists, on the theme of hope & recovery from abuse. This event takes place at the House of Art in Monson during Summerfest on July 4th.  A second event, The CONCERT OF HOPE, is an all day Music & Art show,  with female-fronted bands, vendors,  artists and speakers which will take place on the 3rd Saturday in August.  M.A.V.E. is also beginning to work on a youth focused curriculum, with programming in the schools, working in combination with Monson’s Art teachers to produce a student Art show.

Anyone wishing to become involved can email M.A.V.E.at mavesavesus@gmail.com .

Vagina Monologues has Special Relevance

 

The Vagina Monologues, which is fact becoming a Monson Valentine’s Week tradition, had a special relevance this year in the light of current events. The play was very much in step with the “Me Too” movement which has energized the women everywhere in recent months. 

 

Eve Enslers' Award Winning Play was performed, as always, as a fundraiser for domestic violence and abuse, the author’s lifelong crusade.  It was directed as always by Faith Ward.  Proceeds from the show will benefit domestic violence and sexual assault awareness programming in Monson.   This year it included some powerful personal stories of abuse and sobering statistics of rape and abuse in Monson over the last year.

 

The play is a compilation and distillation of thousands of interviews Eve did with women of all ages, of different countries, cultures, ethnicities, class structures, and experiences.  It is organized as a series of monologues, personal, very powerful, sometimes very funny and at other times devastating.  The performance itself was preceded by music by women about women’s empowerment, including songs by director Faith Ward.

 

The cast was unusually large, and on the small stage at the Unitarian church, gave the impression of many women stepping out of the shadows to give voice to their feelings.  In alphabetical order they were: Yvonne Amagliani, Michele Lee Chandler, Courtney Clifford, Jo Cobleigh,Kristen Dannay, Colleen Flynn, Krystle Melanson, Kristen O’brien, Kat Reed, Andee Scallion, Megan Speed, Sarah St. George, Tracy Viola and Deb Williams.

 

All proceeds from the show go to M.A.V.E. (Monson Against Violence Everywhere). The programs which these performances will fund include the SURVIVOR ART SHOW that includes canvases made by local artists, on the theme of hope & recovery from abuse. This event takes place at the House of Art in Monson during Summerfest on July 4th.  A second event, The CONCERT OF HOPE, is an all day Music & Art show,  with female-fronted bands, vendors,  artists and speakers which will take place on the 3rd Saturday in August.  M.A.V.E. is also beginning to work on a youth focused curriculum, with programming in the schools, working in combination with Monson’s Art teachers to produce a student Art show.

Anyone wishing to become involved can email M.A.V.E.at mavesavesus@gmail.com .

 "Love, Loss and What I Wore"

Provides an Intimate Experience

The Monson Arts Council fall theater production,  Love, Loss, and What I Wore, had its run the weekend of September 30 – October 1, and offered an intimate look into the lives, loves and longings of five women, as seen through the clothes that became symbols of the most significant moments in their lives.

 

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman.  The play was produced and directed by Faith Eileen Ward.  The five women were played by Jo Cobleigh, Michelle Lee Chandler, Colleen Flynn, Kristen Dannay, and Kat Reed. 

 

pictured from left to right, Kat Reed as "Young Gingy", Director Faith Ward, Michele Lee Chandler as Laura,

Jo Cobleigh as Lead Role "Gingy", Kristen dannay as "Gingy's Mother", Colleen Flynn as "Margaret".

 

Photos by ArtsHealing Hearts Photography

Spring 2013 Play:
The Interview

Show ran May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9.

Fall 2012 Play:
The Secret Garden

Show ran October 26, 27, 28, November 2, 3, 4

Spring 2012:
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Spring 2011:
Alice in Wonderland

Ran the first two weekends in April

Autumn 2010:
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Ran November 12 & 13, and 19, 20, 21

Autumn 2008:
Music Man

Ran November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Spring 2008:
I Hate Hamlet

Ran April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

Autumn 2007:
The Sound of Music

Ran October 19 - 21 & 26 - 28

Greene Room Productions:
UPCOMING OPPORTUNTIES:
Season Audition!:
September 12th, 10am
House of Art, 200 Main Street
All Ages Needed! Casting 6 Shows
 
"Seussical"

Friday/Saturday
September 11-12 & 18-19
Granite Valley Middle School
21 Thompson Street, Monson
$12/General Seating at the Door
Questions? Erin/Producer (413)668-7284

Greene Room Productions is holding the annual season AUDITION Saturday September 12th at 10am at the House of Art, 200 Main Street, Monson, MA. If you would like to be considered for a singing role please come with a song prepared to perform, preferably with either pre-recorded background music or sheet music.

GRP is auditioning for the SPRING MAINSTAGE production which will be either "The Sound of Music" or "Willy Wonka" (we are waiting for licensing), KIDS TOUR (professional kids acting troupe), and CENTERSTAGE PLUS (musical theater workshop). Please read below for show titles.

  1. MainStage Musical Production 2016, (All Ages)

  2. "The Marvelous Misadventures of Baba Yaga" - Kids Tour Workshop Show 2015, Ages 14-18

  3. "Animal Fables" An Operetta - CenterStage Plus Workshop Show 2015, Ages 14-18

  4. "Where the Wild Things Are" Kids Tour Workshop Show 2016, Ages 14-18

  5. "The Junglebook" CenterStage Plus Workshop Show 2016, Ages 14-18

  6. "Forest of Mystery" - All Ages outdoor theater!

General Information

  • Registration and workshop details can be found online: greeneroomproductions.com

  • GRP has rolling admission until workshops are full. Please do not wait to register, as there is limited class sizes.

  • All workshops are broken up into separate divisions according to the age of the students.

  • QUESTIONS? 413)668-7284
    www.greeneroomproductions.com

 

Thank you for your interest and I hope you all have a magical summer!

P. O. Box 306

Monson, MA 01057

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