Ivan Singer Photography

Creative connections

Ready. Set. ENGAGE.  
So what is Creative Connections?

Creative Connections provides performing arts experiences, learning opportunities and cultural enrichment through a range of stimulating programs and activities designed to enhance your experience and connect with the artists and ideas at the heart of our season. Creative Connections provides the opportunity for visiting artists to step off the stage and into classrooms, community centers, public spaces, and sometimes even someone’s living room.

Do I have to buy tickets for these activities?
No, Creative Connections programs are absolutely FREE and open to the public.

Great! What kind of programs do you offer?
We offer a diverse range of programming for all ages and interests. Here is a sample of our activities:

Take a dance class or learn about jazz improvisation. Workshops with artists and special guests create a context for the performance and offer personal interactions and hands-on experiences for community members. (Photo: Kateyln Shaw)

We program special exhibits and film screenings in collaboration with the Keene State College community, local organizations and partners. (Photo: Joshua Demeule)

Engage directly with artists and guests in a variety of lectures and discussions.. Gain a deeper understanding of the performance, the artists’ creative process, and share your thoughts with us. (Ivan Singer Photography)

The Redfern loves a party!  Hang out at a listening party or brown bag lunch, or join us in the lobby for  refreshments after the show and interact with the artists.
(Alex Clark Photography)

Keep an eye out for spontaneous public events, designed to celebrate upcoming performances and to showcase our visiting and local artists . (Ivan Singer Photography)

I have an idea for an event, how can I get involved?
Have a great idea for a Creative Connection? The Redfern is all ears when it comes to suggestions about increasing our free community programs or building new relationships with community partners. Please send your ideas and comments to Sharon Fantl, Assistant Director at sfantl@keene.edu. (Alex Clark Photography)

Come be a part of the experience, we look forward to your participation!


"Wow!  We think that that was the most enthusiastic (and loud) audience response to any show we've ever done. It was quite thrilling."
- Ken Winokur, Alloy Orchestra (Ivan Singer Photography)

"Absolutely, entirely powerful. Thank you for an exquisite performance (and awesome workshop!)"
- Amie, Redfern's guest book about Word Becomes Flesh performance (Alex Clark Photography)

"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 (Alex Clark Photography)

"Awesome!  Incredible talent, love the creativity, humor and movement!” 
- Kathy W. on Redfern's  Pilobolus Post-It wall (Alex Clark Photography)

"Thank you so much for all your excellent concert coordination and hard work in bringing together such a terrific and festive event--it was a memorable experience for us!" - Sergeant Major Daniel Hopkins, The U.S. Army Field Band (Photo: MSG Robert McIver)

"Just wanted to write with a big, huge thank you for a wonderful experience at the Redfern! Thank you for hosting us! I loved being at Keene."
- Rebecca Stenn, Redfern Artist (Ivan Singer Photography)

"Thanks for the fantastic opportunity to work with the cast from Word Becomes Flesh!  I think my students  really benefitted from it."
- Eric Snare, Acting Out Program Coordinator, Monadnock Family Services. (Alex Clark Photography)