Will You Be Newtown’s First Poet Laureate?

On Monday, June 15, 2015, The Board of Selectman of the Town of Newtown authorized the appointment of a Poet Laureate, a volunteer position.

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission has been asked to recruit, screen and recommend a Poet Laureate to the Board of Selectman.

The deadline for submitting an application, and samples of work, is August 1. Announcement of Poet Laureate will be September 19, 2015 at the Newtown Arts Festival, for a term spanning October, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

Criteria & Application for Newtown Poet Laureate

Sunday Cinema Series Returns!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail, plux new Terry Gilliam feature - The Lost Animations!!We are excited to announce that classic films will be shown once again at the Edmond Town Hall Theater, starting with the June 28th screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “like you’ve never seen or heard it before,” celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Read all about our 2015 season here.


Audition Workshop: Secrets Every Actor Needs to Know

Holly Powell

Holly Powell, Casting Director

The 12.14 Foundation
New Arts Newtown Musicals

Audition Workshop with Holly Powell

Saturday, May 16th, 2015
10 AM to 4 PM

Newtown United Methodist Church
94 Church Hill Rd, Newtown

Holly Powell is an Emmy Award-winning casting director who, in her twenty-three years of experience, has seen the casting world from three different points of view: As an independent casting director, as Senior VP of Casting for a Studio, and as a  Director of Casting for a Network. From this unique perspective, she formed Holly Powell Studios: An Audition Studio for Actors, with her goal to demystify the audition process for actors.  Ms. Powell’s book, The Audition Bible, has become the industry standard.

This workshop is open to all performers age 13 and over, and will include lunch and refreshments.  A donation of $10 would be greatly appreciated.

Space is limited, so don’t delay to RSVP to 1214auditionworkshop@gmail.com, including your name, age, and phone number.