The winners of the Redfern Selfie Contest are
First Place with most likes: Matthew Leese and his Opera Workshop Class;
Second Place: Marcia Murdock with a wandering Einstein.
Congratulations! Both parties win a $10 gift certificate to Prime Roast in Keene.


THE SEASON KICK-OFF PARTY ON SEPT. 10 started with a reception in the lobby featuring artwork, costumes and puppets by the Art and Theatre and Dance departments. It included dance performances by KSC student Abbie Brown (center) and Adele Myers and Dancers along with classical music played by KSC student and faculty musicians including (right) Marica Lehninger, violin and Maura Glennon, pIano. Watch a party video montage.

SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA opened the 2014-15 season on Sept. 26 with a
Latin Jazz concert New York City Salsa style with audience members dancing in the aisles. Before the show KSC Music Professors José Lezcano and Julian Gerstin talked about the history of Sala and Latin Jazz. SHO musicians stayed after the
show to talk with patrons and sign their recently released fifth CD. Take a look at the action.

ADELE MYERS AND DANCERS explored the sense of imbalance and risk in Einstein's Happiest Thought on Oct. 8.The multi-media dance performance was preceded by two workshops and followed by a post-show discussion. Catch the action.

welcome to the REDFERN Arts center!

Dear Friends,

All of us at the Redfern Arts Center are delighted to welcome you to the 2014–15 season. We thank all of our audiences and artists who have participated in our performances and activities, and for helping to spread the word about our programs.

I invite you to use our website as your guide to all of the exceptional programming
offered this season at the Redfern. You can dance to the fiery sounds of Spanish
Harlem Orchestra,
or experience the thrill and horror of the silent film classic, The
Phantom of the Opera.
Come take a whirlwind ride through the 20th Century
with Double Edge Theatre’s The Grand Parade, and relive or discover the world
of Bob Dylan as we salute The Basement Tapes. As a presenter of live arts, it is
a privilege to bring to you a diverse season filled with the exciting artists of our time.

We are especially excited about our partnership with the Keene Public Library to
present City Council Meeting, an exploration of local government through an
artistic lens and an event that will be performed by the community. This year-long
project is an example of the Redfern’s commitment to offer unique opportunities to
explore the creative process, and provide access to artists that go beyond a single
performance. Check out our Creative Connections Creative page to learn more about our outreach activities, and look for the special box on every event page to see what free public programs are being offered in connection with the performance.
Join us to rediscover your favorites and take a chance on the unexpected. I look
forward to seeing you throughout the season!

Shannon R. Mayers, Director, Redfern Arts Center

what people are saying about REDFERN

“I’m sure I’m not the only one to be sending rave reviews for the concert on Friday night! Wow! There are many great experiences at the Redfern to be sure!” – Audience member, Donal Fox Inventions Trio

"THANK YOU for welcoming VPL’s Performance Club so warmly to the Redfern last week for the Doug Elkins show… it made the rhythm of our night go so smoothly and we really enjoyed being at the Redfern."
– Sara Coffey, Director, Vermont Performance Lab


MEMBERS GET BIG REWARDS. Redfern Circle Members receive 10%, 15% or 20% discounts based on level of membership purchased. Click here to learn how to become a member.

ALUMNI RECEIVE A BREAK. KSC Alumni receive a $5-$10 discount on Redfern tickets with a valid Alumni ID. Just show your alumni card at the box office.

DINNER AND A SHOW. Enhance your evening at the Redfern Arts Center with a delicious meal in Keene before the show! The Redfern is partnering with five local restaurants – Elm City Brewing Company, Fireworks in Keene, McCue's, Nicola’s Trattoria, and The Pub – to offer a 10% meal discount for ticket holders on the night of each performance. Just present your Redfern ticket to any of the five locations listed below to receive the discount.


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Theatre and Dance Department present
An explosive play of passion and human behavior, Equus explores the connections between an adolescent boy’s dangerous obsession and the agonizing mystery behind his unbearable acts of violence toward the horses he loved. NOTE: Equus contains mature subject matter.
Tue.-Sat., Oct. 21-25, 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sat. Oct. 25. Wright Theatre
Tickets: $10 & $8, $6 KSC students

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Participatory Theatre
City Council Meeting
Created in a yearlong residency in Keene with New York artists Aaron Landsman, Mallory Catlett and Jim Findlay City Council Meeting is performed participatory democracy, local government filtered through the lens of art, and performed by the audience. For one night, you can be the Mayor, a council member or simply an observer. Come and be a part of live democracy in action.
Dress Rehearsal, Tue., Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Heberton Hall, Keene Public Library
FREE: Tickets required, contact the Box Office by phone


Live Music/Silent FIlm
The Phantom of the Opera with Alloy Orchestra
Boston’s beloved Alloy Orchestra returns to Keene on Halloween with one of the scariest and most influential horror films of all time, the 1925 Lon Chaney classic The Phantom of the Opera. Thrashing and grinding soulful music from unlikely sources, the three-man musical ensemble Alloy Orchestra works with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects to achieve a brand of silent film accompaniment unmatched by anyone else on the planet. Come in costume and be prepared to be thrilled and spooked!
Fri., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre
Tickets: $25-$15, $5 KSC students

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Folk Rock Music
The Basement Tapes: Bob Dylan and the American Songbook by Howard Fishman
Conceived by critically-acclaimed musician Howard Fishman, The Basement Tapes Project explores the mysterious underground recordings made by Bob Dylan and The Band in 1967. Performing songs that have never been officially made public, The Basement Tapes Project presents a special insight into the life of one of America’s most influential artists.
Wed., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Recital Hall
$25-$20, $5 KSC students

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Theatre and Dance Department present
This Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner by David Auburn is a contemporary play about how mathematics can reveal the ways we struggle to quantify how people feel about each other, and ultimately about what can’t be proven. NOTE:Proof contains mature subject matter.
Tue.-Sat., Nov. 11-15, 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sat. Nov. 15. Wright Theatre
Tickets: $10 & $8, $6 KSC students

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Music Department presents
Guitar Orchestra & Latin American Ensemble
Professor of Music José Lezcano directs these two student ensembles through a repertoire of classical guitar and Latin music.
Wed., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Recital Hall
Tickets: $10 & $5, $5 KSC students

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Vocal Music
VOICE: If Music Be the Food of Love
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with ballads, sonnets and catches as the wonderful British ensemble Voice returns to the U.S. to share songs of beauty, heartache and the humor of love  The acclaimed trio will be joined by the Keene State College Concert Choir and choreographer Candice Salyers in a first time collaboration celebrating the soaring music of German abbess and visionary mystic Saint Hildegarde von Bingen. Join these gifted singers as they celebrate the time honored notion that Love, in all its forms, has inspired human beings for centuries.
Wed., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre
$25-$15, $5 KSC students

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One-Person Show
Dogs of Rwanda by Sean Christopher Lewis
Based on interviews Iowa City playwright and actor Sean Christopher Lewis did in Rwanda, this riveting and intimate performance focuses on David, a man who can’t forget what he saw as a young missionary in Rwanda 20 years ago. A dinner party story for the ages.
Wed., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Recital Hall
$20-$15, $5 KSC students

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Multi-Media Theatre
Double Edge Theatre
The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)
Immerse yourself in the unpredictable and imaginative world of acclaimed theater troupe Double Edge Theatre. Inspired by artist Marc Chagall, The Grand Parade is an unique event that fuses physically daring spectacle with evocative music to create a thrilling, kaleidoscopic exploration of the 20th century for the whole family. (Recommended for children ages 10 and up)
Wed., Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Main Theatre
$35-$15, $5 KSC students

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Family Show
Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys
Our family show is back by popular demand! Boston-based singer-songwriter and children’s performer, Vanessa Trien and her lively band, the Jumping Monkeys, have become local rock stars among the young and young at heart. The under 10 crowd and their families sing and dance in the aisles at these packed shows and can’t get enough of Trien’s award-winning children’s CDs including her latest Bubble Ride.
Sat., Feb. 28, 11 a.m., Alumni Recital Hall
All Tickets $5

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Modern Dance
Robert Moses' Kin: Nevabawarldapece
A New England premiere, Nevabawarldapece is a major collaborative project among Artistic Director Robert Moses, Obie and Bessie award-winning writer and performer Carl Hancock Rux, and Afro-Celtic, Folk-Funk, Hip-Appalachian vocalist Laura Love. This stirring piece explores critical moments of change in America’s liberation movements, protests, insurrections, and revolts, from John Brown to today’s populist Occupy movement.
Wed., March 25, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre
$25-$15, $5 KSC students

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Solo Performance
This World Make Itself by Miwa Matreyek
Los Angeles multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek creates magical, visually rich fusions of intricate animation and live performance that leave audiences spellbound. As part of the Redfern’s new solo performance series, This World Made Itself combines projected animation and the artist’s own shadow silhouette as she interacts with the fantastical world of the video. This World Made Itself is a visually and musically-rich journey through the history of the earth, from the universe’s epic beginnings to the complex world of humans.
Wed., April 8, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Recital Hall
$20-$15, $5 KSC students

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