International Festival Of Arts And Ideas

International Festival Of Arts And Ideas
Friday, Jun 14, 2024 at 6:00pm

150+ events, one Festival. It all happens in New Haven, Connecticut.

Schedule of Events:

6:00pm: Anne Cubberly's Giant Puppets - New Haven Green

Experience the whimsical magic of Anne Cubberly’s Giant Puppets as they roam the Green and Downtown New Haven! These colossal, colorful creations are more than just puppets—they’re vibrant reflections of our essence and the boundless spirit within us all. Don’t let their size intimidate you; instead, seek them out and bask in the awe- inspiring wonder they evoke.

7:00pm: Juneteenth Celebration - Alexander Clark Stage on the New Haven Green
1 hr 30 min / Free

Kick off your two-week Festival experience with a performance that pays homage to the Juneteenth holiday and celebrates our collective dedication to liberation and joy! Curated by Artsucation and New Haven’s Official Juneteenth Coalition, this evening promises to be a harmonious blend of rhythm, love, and artistry like no other. Keep an ear out for the upcoming announcement of the featured performers, and make sure to mark your calendar for a night that you won’t want to miss!

8:00pm: Compagnia De’ Colombari: King Lear - University Theatre
2 Hours

Compagnia de’ Colombari’s KING LEAR, adapted and directed by Karin Coonrod, is a raw, primal, and potent “paper crown” Lear that strips down the Shakespearian classic to its essence. An ensemble of ten actors ranging in age and gender all embody King Lear at the beginning. One by one, they strip off their paper crowns, transform into other characters, and conduct a take-over of the text and the theatre space. Spreading across the play’s treacherous psychic cartography, the performers dig deep into the internal and external voyage of a mighty king who loses and then finds himself again after arduous challenges.

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