Several arts camps are set to convene at Sweet Briar College in June and July as the Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival celebrates its fifth season. For the first time, the University of Virginia will hold its renowned Young Writers Workshop on Sweet Briar’s campus.
When Sierra Wright ’12 graduated from high school, her career path was clear — at least as far as her parents were concerned. They urged her to study science, so Wright enrolled in the engineering school at the University of Virginia. This weekend, the Prince William County resident is graduating from Sweet Briar College — with a degree in theater.
The 26th annual Arts Day will be held at Sweet Briar College on the morning of Friday, April 20. Shelbie Filson, who is organizing this year’s event, says the College is expecting 314 Amherst County fifth-grade students. Before attending workshops across campus, the students will eat breakfast in Prothro Dining Hall beginning at 9:15 a.m. [...]
From June 1 to July 22, the Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival, produced annually by Endstation Theatre Company and held at Sweet Briar College near Amherst, Va., is inviting visitors from around the region to “come play” in Central Virginia. Festival audience members will be offered discounts at various local restaurants, wineries, breweries and hotels [...]
Sweet Briar Theatre’s spring production, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the College’s Babcock Studio Theater. The performance follows a pre-show lecture at 6 p.m. during dinner in Johnson Dining Room in Prothro. Tickets are reserved and limited. Admission for the March 29 performance is free for [...]
Initiated in 2008, Sweet Briar’s Fringe Festival is all about bringing people together to appreciate the arts, from the traditional and serious to the offbeat and funny. This year’s lineup boasts a colorful mix of art exhibits and performances centered on the College’s unique “landscape for learning.” The Fringe Festival will be held Thursday, Feb. [...]
Sarah Kingsley ’99 is performing in “The King and I” with Lyric Opera Virginia at venues in Richmond and Newport News between Jan. 20 and Jan. 29. She is cast to dance as well as sing in the chorus.Performing in the children’s chorus are Virginia Ames Tillar, age 8, and Claudia Tillar, 4, daughters of [...]
Sweet Briar College is taking applications for The Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, known as BLUR, which will be held June 17 through July 8 on its Amherst County, Va., campus. Launched for the first time in June 2011, BLUR is a new kind of residential arts camp for high school students interested [...]