Coming Soon to the Powerhouse Theater
Despite the absence of students, professors, and other members of the school-year community, summer at Vassar marks anything but a lull in activity. During these four months, the Vassar campus transforms into a platform for myriad camps, workshops, performances, and special events. From screenwriting to basketball to video games, a vast range of interests are covered among the many programs offered. One of the most popular and longstanding Vassar summer programs is the Powerhouse Summer Theater and Apprentice Training Program. Now in its 24th season, the Powerhouse works with both new and established artists to present world premieres throughout the summer. Created out of a partnership between New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, more than 200 artists and 40 apprentices live together on the Vassar campus as part of an eight-week residency, creating and constructing new works of theater. This summer, audiences can look forward to new work from actor/writer Eric Bogosian, Obie winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith (pictured),Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler, and more. The 2008 Powerhouse Theater season will run from June 27 – August 3. Subscription tickets can be purchased online starting May 21 athttp://powerhouse.vassar.edu.