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 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Festival goes ‘Under Glass’ with outdoor window theatre on Sept. 25-27

Scranton Fringe Festival goes ‘Under Glass’ with outdoor window theatre on Sept. 25-27

From a press release: As announced earlier this week, the Scranton Fringe Festival organization has officially canceled the 2020 festival as a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Originally scheduled for Sept. 25 through Oct. 4, this fringe fest would have been the sixth annual celebration of the performing arts, hosting more than […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2020 Scranton Fringe Festival canceled, new social distancing program planned for Sept. 25-27

2020 Scranton Fringe Festival canceled, new social distancing program planned for Sept. 25-27

From a press release: After an extensive period of careful review, the Scranton Fringe Festival organization has officially announced the cancellation of the 2020 festival as a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. This fringe fest would have been the sixth annual celebration of the performing arts, held across 11 days and hosted […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Historic Hawley building becomes the Hawley Hub for art, theatre, dance, yoga, and more

Historic Hawley building becomes the Hawley Hub for art, theatre, dance, yoga, and more

From a press release: The Hawley Hub, an innovative new project taking place in downtown Hawley, is putting out a call for all dreamers, makers, movers, shakers, and self-recreators. The Hawley Hub has reclaimed the old Murray building on Main Avenue as a multi-purpose space for the community with an emphasis on the arts and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center announces new Director of Development Betsy McGrath Ardizoni

Scranton Cultural Center announces new Director of Development Betsy McGrath Ardizoni

From a press release: Today, the board of directors of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple and its executive director, Deborah Moran Peterson, announced Betsy McGrath Ardizoni as the organization’s director of development. Ardizoni joined the Scranton Cultural Center as its development director in January. “As the organization embarks on capital projects to […]

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F.M. Kirby Fest fundraiser for Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre canceled, online auction coming up on June 30

F.M. Kirby Fest fundraiser for Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre canceled, online auction coming up on June 30

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre announced the cancellation of its annual fundraiser, F.M. Kirby Fest, which was rescheduled to July 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, with social distancing concerns, the event will not be possible this year. The original date of the fourth […]

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Broadway in Scranton announces 2021 season with 4 musicals and 3 special shows at Scranton Cultural Center

Broadway in Scranton announces 2021 season with 4 musicals and 3 special shows at Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: NAC Entertainment and the Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the new Broadway in Scranton season. Featuring four season shows along with three specials, the season begins in February of 2021 and runs through August at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Before the new Broadway in […]

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Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance announces NEPTA Award winners in online ceremony

Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance announces NEPTA Award winners in online ceremony

From a press release: While the coronavirus pandemic continues to prevent new shows from being staged across the area this year, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance was still able to host its 23rd annual NEPTA Awards for 2019 productions online on Sunday, June 7. The NEPTA Awards is usually held as an elegant dress-up event […]

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Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will live stream annual NEPTA Awards on June 7

Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will live stream annual NEPTA Awards on June 7

From a press release: While the coronavirus pandemic continues to prevent new shows from being staged across the area, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will still host its 23rd annual NEPTA Awards for last year’s productions. The NEPTA Awards is usually held as an elegant dress-up event in the spring that highlights and honors the […]

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Scranton Fringe Fest cancels Big Gay StorySlam, hosts online drag show with Pissi Myles instead

Scranton Fringe Fest cancels Big Gay StorySlam, hosts online drag show with Pissi Myles instead

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival announced today that its popular Big Gay StorySlam scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at the Scranton Cultural Center has been canceled, but its host, drag queen Pissi Myles, will perform in a free Facebook Live stream that night instead. Scranton Fringe organizers wrote: Hello friends! With everything […]

 The Conversation

How drawing helped a Penn State professor cope with his mental illness and combat stigma

How drawing helped a Penn State professor cope with his mental illness and combat stigma

I’ve lived much of my life with anxiety and depression, including the negative feelings – shame and self-doubt – that seduced me into believing the stigma around mental illness: that people knew I wasn’t good enough, that they would avoid me because I was different or unstable, and that I had to find a way […]

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