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Classes & workshops
“Lecoq Technique and Physical Theatre”: Actor Blake Habermann will lead the workshop focused on the physicality of performance. Parisian Jacques Lecoq (1921-1999) developed a world-renowned school that centered on nurturing the creativity of the performer. Because Lecoq himself participated in many sports, he integrated physical fitness and exercises into his training, coming to realize a rhythm of athletics. Orange Hall, SUNY Orange, 24 Grandview Ave., Middletown. 1 p.m. March 11. 341-4891. sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.
The Actors Workshop Ensemble offers a 10-week acting class at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, beginning March 19, conducted by director Paul Ellis. Classes will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday evenings. The workshop is designed to emphasize the group process in the development of theatrical performance. The ensemble workshop begins with exercises involving rhythm, movement and relationships. Actors work together to solve character, language and script interpretation; at the same time learning the use of sound, movement and rhythm. Course fee, $250. To register or for more information, call 978-1776.
Writing Workshop, “Where I’m From” given by Carol Bergman, 1-3 p.m. March 21, Activity Room, Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St. Registration is required. Stoneridgelibrary.org, This free workshop is designed to inspire poets and prose writers to find inspiration in their family history, family legends, childhood neighborhoods, early schooling, significant friendships, influences and unexpected challenges. There will be discussion about writing craft, sample readings and free writing in situ. Attendees should bring notebooks and free flowing pens and two precious and/or interesting family photographs inspired by the prompt, “Where I’m From.” Carol Bergman’s journalism, narrative nonfiction, fiction and poetry has been published in numerous publications in the US, the UK and Canada. She is one of the founding faculty at Gotham Writers Workshop and has been teaching in the NYU writing program since 1997. carolbergman.net
Levity Live: Paul Virzi from Comedy Knockout and Night at the Stand, March 5-8, Showtimes: Thurs. 8 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Saturday 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m. Tickets: $20, Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr., A-401, West Nyack. Improv.com. 353-5400.
“She Kills Monsters”: A comedic drama about a young woman using Dungeons & Dragons to channel her inner geek and warrior. Protagonist Agnes Evans is grieving for her younger sister, Tilly, when she discovers Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook. As she learns more about her sister’s passion for fantasy role-playing games, Agnes embarks on a journey through a world filled with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and new truths about Tilly’s true character. Performances through March 8 at McKenna Theatre on the SUNY New Paltz campus. Note: This story includes discussions of sexuality and death. Tickets $18 general public; $16 for seniors (62+), SUNY New Paltz faculty/staff, SUNY New Paltz alumni and non-SUNY New Paltz students; and $10 SUNY New Paltz students. Thursday-Saturday performances 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Post-show panel discussion March 6. Parker Theatre Box Office at (845) 257-3880 or email@example.com.
“In a Word”: Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona’s son’s disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day, to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St., Wappingers Falls. 8 p.m. March 7, 2 p.m. March 8. $10. countyplayers.org/season-63.
Irving Berlin: A talk presented by Ken Korn, Berlin composed such songs like “God Bless America,” “White Christmas” and “There’s no Business like Show Business.” Learn about his personal biography from penniless refugee to Hollywood and Broadway icon. Albert Wisner Library, 1 McFarland Dr., Warwick. 2 p.m. March 15. 986-1047. albertwisnerlibrary.org.
“Hidden Figures”: Ellenville Library celebrates International Women’s Day with a screening of “Hidden Figures,” about Katherine Johnson, the American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent US-crewed spaceflights. She was also a trailblazer in the quest for racial equality, contributor to our nation’s first triumphs in human spaceflight and champion of STEM education. Ellenville Public Library & Museum, Community Room, 40 Center St., Ellenville. 12-3 p.m. March 8. 647-5530. eplm.org.
Poetry & Readings
Art Bar Gallery: 7 p.m. March 12, Word of Mouth Poetry Series, Featured poets: Matthew J., Spireng and Richard Parisio plus open reading. Host: Teresa Costa, $3 cover, info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 674 Broadway, Kingston. 430-4893.
Howland Cultural Center: 3/13, 7 p.m. March 13, Hudson Valley Poets, Feature: Frank Boyer plus open reading, $5 cover. Host: Hayden Wayne; info: 297-3804; 477 Main St., Beacon. 297-3804.
Karpeles Museum: 1 p.m. March 7, Poetry at the Karpeles, Open reading, host: 94 Broadway, Newburgh. 569-4997.
Milkweed Poetry Workshop: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m., Hosts: Richard Kersting and Wendy Insinger, $4 donation. Milkweed Poetry Workshop, Milkweed Art Gallery, 2 and 3 Romers' Alley. (off Kings Highway), Sugar Loaf.
Montgomery Book Exchange: 7 p.m. March 10, Poetry Night, Featured poet: David Messineo plus open reading. Host: Walter Pahucki, $3 donation. 61A Clinton St., Montgomery, 764-1787.
Stone Ridge Library: 1:30-3:30 every second and fourth Thursday, Poetry with Rosemary Deen, 3700 Main St., Stone Ridge, Stoneridgelibrary.org.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center: 3 p.m. March 8, Poets' Corner, featured poet: Bill Buschel, plus open reading; host: Christopher P. Gazeent & friends. $5 donation, 729 Peekskill Hollow Rd., Putnam Valley. 528-7280.
Ken Korn will give a talk on composer Irving Berlin 2 p.m. March 15 at Warwick’s Albert Wisner Library. [PHOTO PROVIDED]