Live Arts

Live Arts’ education series recently offered a production of Peter Pan. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was performed as part of Four County Players’ summer camp in 2015. Photo by Linda Hogan photography

Budding artists learn in the spotlight

When I was a tween writing “X-Files” fan fiction, I never suspected my interest in storytelling would lead to an actual career as a writer. But then I enrolled in the creative writing program at a performing arts high school—and discovered my creative power. Dozens of local arts organizations offer Charlottesville children and teens opportunities […]

Under the direction of Betsy Rudelich Tucker, the cast of Top Girls brings fierce women to life, including Claire Chandler’s Marlene, the ultimate ’80s businesswoman who was just promoted at the agency where she works. Photo by Martyn Kyle

Review: Women work their way up in Live Arts’ Top Girls

Enter: a lively dinner party. Lots of crosstalk. Women in a startling array of historical costumes. There’s Isabella Bird, a 19th-century globe-trotter and well-educated author. There’s Joan the Pope, a ninth-century intellectual who lived as a man and briefly became the pope. There’s Dull Gret, a sword-wielding peasant and army leader lifted from the Bruegel […]