Friday the 13th Digital Release!

Good day to you faithful fans,

WE are super excited about today… It’s the Official DIGITAL RELEASE of HEAD.

We are very proud to be a part of the Elmwood Productions team and now here is your chance to catch this crazy INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING ALL-PUPPET HORROR FILM… HEAD!  Now available on iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vudu, and Tubi!!

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VUDU – https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/Head/961861

iTUNES – https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/head/id1405347657

AMAZON – https://smile.amazon.com/Head-Manda-Vasas/dp/B07DXDBWS6/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1531437371&sr=1-1&keywords=HEAD+horror
HEAD is the multi-award-winning horror film from Elmwood Productions and Terror Films is distributing it through multiple streaming and digital platforms!

If you haven’t seen HEAD yet, you’re in for a treat! HEAD is a one of a kind (for now) horror film featuring an all puppet cast!

And if you have seen it, we thank you and would love for you to revisit the film again!

It’s your support that keeps Elmwood Productions going, and we appreciate every bit of it!

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Summertime!!!

It’s no secret that our very own, Keith Paul, has a deep and passionate relationship with the Warner Theatre in Torrington CT.  And is seems that after taking the beginning of the year off to help others, he’s finally landed his feet back on the boards!

There are some really fun DTC events that are coming up later this year and we can’t wait to share them with you!  Until then… Here’s where you can find Mr Paul.

It seems he’s tumbled UNDER THE SEA and will be making a main-stage appearance as GRIMSBY in Disney’s The Little Mermaid!  When not onstage getting his butler on, you can bet Keith has his hand in some of the “flying / swimming” elements that will be happening in this crazy show! Get your tickets today!  It’s a really talented cast!!

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AND starting this evening (and tomorrow night!) he will also be holding his first night of auditions as he is also Directing the first show of the Warner Theatre 2018-19 Season in the Studio Theater tackling Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest!  More details can be found below!!

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STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS AS THE SUMMER CONTINUES!!

SWAN Day CT 2018

I know by now, you’re all excited about some new programming from us, but we’re having SOOO much fun helping others on their projects and chilling with friends this year! But until then, here’s what we have coming up next:

Our very own, Keith Paul, takes to the stage as Emcee for this wonderful event! It’s the 11th Annual SWAN DAY CT FESTIVAL!!

Join us in celebrating this global movement, recognizing and helping provide support and exposure for women in the arts! This yearly amazing event is not to be missed!!

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18 BANDS, BURLESQUE, PHOTOGRAPHY, MIXED MEDIA, FINE ART,LIVE ART, BODY PAINTING, POP UP SHOPPES/GALLERIES, AWESOME PEOPLE TO HANG WITH, GREAT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES, DRINKS, DANCING, TREATS, AND LOTS OF FUN!!!!

GO TO http://www.swandayct.com/ TO FIND OUT MORE INFO AND TO LISTEN TO THE BANDS ON THE OFFICIAL SWAN DAY CT 2018 PLAYLIST!!

HERSTORY 3: JOURNEY WOMEN

This coming March 9th and 10th our very own, Keith Paul returns to direct the one act play, “The Astonishing and the Lily” written by Kendra Augustina as part of HERSTORY 3: JOURNEY WOMEN, two evenings of new plays celebrating the strength and bravery of unsung heroines.

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Now more than ever, it’s important for women to tell our stories and make our voices heard. The goal of this project is to continue shedding a light on the untold stories of women in our country, both in our history, and on our stages. HERSTORY 3 features the stories of two sisters attempting to reconnect with their late grandmother, a painter exploring her sexuality, a saint fighting for the recognition she deserves, and an activist on a quest to restore hope for herself and her country. All of these women, from all parts of the globe, are on a journey to discover their true selves and embrace their destinies.

The plays featured in HERSTORY are part of 365 Women a Year. This international playwriting coalition involves over 200 women across the world who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in history. The project’s ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness as well as empower and promote female playwrights, and plant seeds of herstory around the country.

HERSTORY will take place at the Institute Library in New Haven, CT, and will also include “We-Remember” written by Amy Oestricher and directed by Ingrid Oslund, “Frida Kahlo: Heartbreaker” written by Lylanne Musselman and directed by Teresa Langston and “The Legend of Sigridur Tomasdottir” written by Natalie Osborne and directed by Moira Malone. There will be a raffle with gift cards to local business and other fabulous prizes. Refreshments will be served free of charge. There is a $10 suggested donation for entry.

Tickets are available at the door or at https://institutelibrary.z2systems.com/np/clients/institutelibrary/event.jsp?event=1203

We hope to see you there!  For more information about NOplays, check out their website: http://www.noplays.com

RDO2017 & Hardcore Halloween Party!

Are you ready for our 5th Annual ROBOT DANCE OFF?!? And this year, it’s also the hottest Halloween party in CT! We’re teaming up with our friends atHardcore Sweet Cupcakes to make it super-sweet!!

Whether as a human, a robot or whatever, there are many ways you can enjoy this year’s RDO 2017!! If you want to come and boogie down as a human observer, that’s totally cool! If you want to dress up in a groovy Halloween costume and enjoy yourself in the company of great music, food and friends, that is also cool. But what the Dance Off is really about is ROBOTS!! So grab whatever recycled materials are kicking around and make yourself a cool Robot costume to dance, eat and gyrate those rotors all night long!!

Prizes will be given for Best Overall Robot, Sexiest Robot, Robot with the Best Dance Moves, Coolest Halloween Costume and Most Normal Looking Human!! That’s 5 prizes and we haven’t even talked about the killer entertainment and food!!

Tickets here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robot-dance-off-2017-hardcore-halloween-party-tickets-38073709490

Robot Dance Off 2017

Dance and groove the night away to some of CT’s hottest bands!! Joining us is our favorite rapscallion of vinyl, DJ Zerp, to keep the beat going! Birthed from our “Out of this World Burlesque and Variety Show”, DJ Zerp has gone on to take CT by storm, playing at all the hippest events and churning out some killer beats, including his recent album, THE BAD.

We are also happy to bring Falconeer on board! Trent Reznor and Megaman had a baby, and it was this. Falconeer is a new instrumental audio/visual project bringing the spectacle back to CT. Blending over-the-top synth pop and retro game influences, Falconeer builds on a vintage synthesizers, modified video game consoles, and a bit of tongue-in-cheek nostalgia for hyperbolic electronic hits of the 80s to make a sound somewhere between Kraftwerk and LCD Soundsystem.

We are super excited to welcome back RDO favorites, Mission Zero!! They are frequently asked the same two questions: “Are you guys twins?” and “Where’s the rest of the band?” Creating lush, shiny indie pop that fills a room, siblings Chenot and David Keith (no, they’re not twins) start with powerful, intricate drumming and rich vocals and flesh out their sound with both live and pre-programmed synth and guitar. As WPKN Radio put it,“They sound much bigger than a duo.” The siblings have played separately and together all over the world in a variety of bands (including David’s current gigs with rock icon Ritchie Blackmore in Rainbow and Blackmore’s Night). Their sound has been compared to the music of Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso, and the Eurythmics, but the band’s sound is ever-evolving and truly all its own.

We have some special guest to keep you fueled up for the evening! Camped right outside for whenever you need a break to re-energize your batteries, we have The Green Grunion FOOD TRUCK , a San Diego style burrito truck that provides the fine people of the greater Danbury area (and beyond) a TRUE burrito done the San Diego way… right!

and supercool Mobilepubevents bring us The Mobile Pub!! Connecticut’s 1st on-site mobile bar service! The Mobile Pub is a completely rebuilt and renovated 1962 Shasta caravan transformed into a fully operating bar!!

So come prepared to PARTY PARTY PARTY (responsibly) amongst legions of cool peoples, amazing music and good eats! It’s a party like no other, so buy your tickets TODAY before this event sells out!!

First 50 tickets sold come with a special surprise you can pick up when you stop by the door to show your ID and get your wristband!! Bring your ID and check in with the Lovely Sarah B Sweet or maybe even the one and only Keith Paul at the door. (**If online tickets do not sell out, they will be available at the door the night of the show.)

Premiere Documentary and Live Performance!!

Hey there! Sad because you missed out on tickets for our unique “Secret Shakespeare” performance?  Well, here’s your chance to check out another unique show before tickets sell out also!!

Catch Pocket Vinyl as they play a special set of music with LIVE painting! And to make the evening is truly special, our wonderful venue, The Sea Tea Improv Theater will be hosting the Premiere of Pocket Vinyl’s new Documentary, “Drive, Play, Sleep!”

Limited tickets available here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pocket-vinyl-plays-live-drive-play-sleep-tickets-36064707511?aff=efbneb

 

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It’s “Secret Shakespeare”!!!

The Desultory Theatre Club will present a “Secret Shakespeare” production of the romantic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on August 25 and 26 at 6pm and 8 pm at Whiting Mills Artist Studios, 100 Whiting Street in Winsted, CT.

“’Secret Shakespeare’ is a unique and immersive event.

Within the iconic Whiting Mills, a Victorian New England mill-turned-arts-community along the Still River, theatergoers will explore the bard’s beloved masterpiece. Deconstructed, re-interpreted and put back together in different spaces throughout this amazing venue, “tour guides” will lead audiences on a journey, transporting each audience member into a land shaped by Shakespeare’s text and visualized in new ways by an all-star cast involving five performance arts groups.

The award winning Backyard Theatre Ensemble (of Cheshire and Thomaston) will be directed by Lucia Dressel who was recently was named “Best Director” in the 2017 OnStage Theatre Awards for her work on “The Diary of Anne Frank” in Thomaston.

The popular puppet crew, Elmwood Productions from Bristol, will present a special interpretation under the direction of Rick Passmore.

Shipwreck Theatre Company was formed from Pennsylvania’s Muhlenberg College and will be directed by Guilford’s Ashley Malafronte.

Sova Theater of Ridgefield, CT is under the direction of the dancer, puppeteer and director Adelka Polak who is an artist in residence at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

Keith Paul, co-executive Director of this “Secret Shakespeare” production, will direct actors of the Desultory Theatre Club.

Those in attendance will also enjoy the tasty treats of some of Connecticut’s culinary masters including Amanda Bakes of Morris, CT; Good Company Coffee House of Torrington, CT; BMack’s Snack Attack of Norfolk, CT; and First Act Bakery of Torrington, CT.

Tickets are $20.00. Due to the special nature of this event, limited tickets are available; ordering tickets in advance is strongly recommended. Tickets can be purchased online at:

Ticket link – https://ssmidsummer.eventbrite.com

This project was made possible with the support of a Regional Initiative Grant, a program of the CT Office of the Arts/DECD, administered by the NW CT Arts Council.s

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