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September 2021

Workshop: Autumn Wool Painting

September 23 @ 9:00 am - September 24 @ 12:00 pm
The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$90

Using both wet and dry felt-making techniques, we will create a beautiful landscape inspired by the color that surrounds us. Taking place over two mornings, this workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those with previous felt-making experience. Fiber arts instructor Elizabeth Stubbs studied art at Boston University, where she earned a BFA in painting. Following graduation, she spent many years as an art teacher at the Winsor School in Boston. Later, she studied illustration at the Art Institute…

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The Last Wide Open

September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$15 – $44

The Umbrella Stage Company returns to live theater with this romantic comedy with live music by Audrey Cefaly. Limited capacity with COVID health safety protocols required. Fate plays its hand in this romantic comedy by Audrey Cefaly, featuring original songs by Matthew M. Nielson and directed for The Umbrella Stage Company by Nancy Curran Willis. Lina (Rebecca Shor), a young waitress, and Roberto (Ethan Butler), an Italian immigrant, have been working together for years but rarely talk. If they do,…

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Art Ramble: Something in the Air

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hapgood-Wright Town Forest, Walden Street x Thoreau Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

On display through November 14 in Hapgood Wright Town Forest, the 6th annual Art Ramble Exhibition continues The Umbrella Arts Center's thematic exploration of "Air" that began with the spring's Earth Month and Artfest celebrations. "Something in the Air" is presented by The Umbrella Arts & Environment Program and curated by Laurie Bogdan and Kimberley Harding, who asked artists to creatively grapple with an element that is invisible and yet essential to life. "Our call seek works that illustrate human,…

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October 2021

2 Day Simplified Portrait Painting with Donna Downey

October 2
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Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
$625

Join us for this 2 day day retreat with artist, Donna Downey. Complete 2 or more Simplified Portraits. We will work from the same image provided for the first piece and then an individualized image (student choice) for additional pieces. This workshop will be done in acrylics. We will not be striving for realism, instead focusing on the expressive quality of portraiture. All levels are welcome. We will explore paint colors, skin tones, and color mixing, elements of the face…

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Workshop: Wet Felted Autumn Leaves

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$45

Students will learn how to make beautiful wired and bendable autumn leaves out of felt to adorn a table or one’s self. Each student will complete at least 3 leaves. Fiber arts instructor Elizabeth Stubbs studied art at Boston University, where she earned a BFA in painting. Following graduation, she spent many years as an art teacher at the Winsor School in Boston. Later, she studied illustration at the Art Institute of Boston and became a freelance illustrator. She discovered…

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Concord MA Festival of Authors CFA Writing Workshop: Historical Fiction

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Writing Historical Fiction: To Muck and Fudge Writing historical fiction requires specificity of time and place, often gathered from authorial research. But how does an author set aside scholarly inquiry to focus on fiction-- character, conflict, voice, etc.? In other words, how do we get out of the books to get into our book? This workshop offers techniques for re-creating historical moments to suit contemporary narratives, and offers suggestions for avoiding historical fiction traps. Explore new ways to turn your…

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November 2021

The Umbrella Stage Company Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON

November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Play by PigPen Theater, Directed by Julia Deter The Old Man has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he (or his wife, the Old Woman) can remember. When she is drawn away by a mysterious melody sparking memories of their shared past, the Old Man must decide between duty (and routine) and love (and adventure). Luckily for audiences everywhere, he chooses the latter, and what follows is an imaginative sea-faring epic, encompassing…

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December 2021

Holidays Under The Umbrella

December 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Directed by Sarajane Morse Mullins The Umbrella's beloved holiday concert returns the mainstage after last season's virtual presentation. Familiar faces and Umbrella Stage favorites will return to sing seasonal songs and share their own holiday memories. Holidays Under The Umbrella is a family friendly concert to put everyone in the spirit of the season! Find more information here.

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January 2022

The Umbrella Stage Company Presents The Colored Museum

January 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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By George C. Wolfe Directed by TBD Presented on the Main Stage Serving as an elaborate satire of the prominent themes and identities of African American culture, the play is set in a fictional museum where iconic African American figures are kept for public consumption. Told in a series of eleven sketches, each segment centers on a different “exhibit” in the museum, and serves as a small one-person play or monologue. Exploring themes of racism, stereotypes, intra-community conflicts in black culture, and the…

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March 2022

The Umbrella Performing Arts Presents A World Premiere

March 18, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
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The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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A WORLD PREMIERE March 18th - April 10th New play by Hortense Gerardo Commissioned by The Umbrella Directed by Michelle Aguillon Presented on the Black Box Stage Local playwright Hortense Gerardo (Incantation) will create a brand new play specifically for The Umbrella Stage Company season. Stay tuned throughout the year for more information, sneak peeks, and special events leading up to this world premiere event. Purchase tickets here.

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