Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT), which commemorates its 10th anniversary this year, is presenting a virtual event, Cheers To 10 Years, a celebration of the company’s decade of success in developing new work for the theater. The production will stream live on Saturday, December 12 at 8 pm.
“Cheers To 10 Years” will include selected scenes from some of WCT’s most popular and highly acclaimed, previously staged productions, music sets by noted jazz artists KJ Denhert and Ingrid Jensen (both Ossining residents) and teasers of upcoming 2021 productions. WCT will also pay tribute to the late Joe Albert Lima, a revered theater professional and longtime WCT actor/writer/director member.
The selected scenes from previously produced WCT mainstages are from:
Lot’s Wife by Albi Gorn
A Short Walk Into Sunshine by Joe Albert Lima
The Legend by Rick Apicella
In addition, a section from Hey Dad, a short play by Carol Mark scheduled for WCT’s 2021 Living Art Event, will be performed.
The event is being co-produced by WCT Executive Director Alan Lutwin and WCT playwright/actor member Carol Mark. The pieces will be directed by WCT members Susan Ward, Chris Arena and Melissa Nocera. WCT member Julia LaVerde will serve as technical director. The actors include: Steve Allen, Rob Ansbro, Keith Bulluck, Susan Courtney, Albi Gorn, Donna James and Tom Lloyd. The event hosts are Julie Griffin and Ray Soto.
KJ Denhert has appeared at scores of festivals, has had residencies at the 55 Bar in NYC and the Baz Bar in St. Barts, and recently completed seven consecutive residencies at the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. She performs solo, duo and with her full band.
In addition to her quartet,
Ingrid Jensen leads her own quintet and organ trio. Jensen’s own band’s glowing reviews have earned her a loyal fan base around the globe. A sought-after teacher, collaborator, and soloist, she was called “as versatile as she is vigorous” by The New York Times.
2021 Living Art Event
The 2021 Living Art Event, a collaboration of the Ossining Arts Council and Westchester Collaborative Theater, will be presented this Spring. This crowd pleasing, docent-lead tour of an art gallery including the performance of seven new plays is a highlight of our season.
New Voices Reading Series
The New Voices Reading Series has been rescheduled from May & June 2021. This innovative and inclusive reading series will focus on the works of high school and college students, seniors and people of color who reside in the Hudson Valley region.