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“Voices In Conflict” on tour: performances, awards and reactions

On April 12, the New York Times announced that the Theater Arts II class would perform Voices In Conflict in June at the the Public Theater and Culture Project in Manhattan.

Subsequently, the following performance schedule has been announced. Tickets have sold out fast fopr every performance to date. Thanks to Tim Canty and the Wilton school system, a play that might have been seen by only a few score people at Wilton High School is ending up as the hottest ticket on off-Broadway!

Fairfield Theatre Company
70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT 06824 [directions]
(203) 259-1036

Vineyard Theatre
108 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
(212) 353-0303

The Culture Project
55 Mercer St., New York, NY 10013
(212) 925 1806 * fax (212) 925-2531 * Box Office (212) 925-1900

The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
(212) 539-8500

The Music Theater International “Courage in Theater” award that was announced in March, was presented to each of the members of Bonnie Dickinson’s Advanced Theater Arts class as part of the Annual Fine and Performing Arts Awards night at Wilton High School on May 23 at 7:30 PM. Presenting the award on behalf of Music Theater International was actor Joe Pantoliano.

Articles about the performances have appeared in:

I saw the June 8 performance at the FTC. Here is my reaction, and here is the exchange between director Bonnie Dickinson and a Connecticut National Guardsman who attended the same performance.

On June 16, the day after the Public Theater performance, the Wilton High School Class of 2007 will graduate (including almost half the Voices In Conflict cast).

Voices In Conflict will not be performed at Wilton High School.

What they have to say for themselves
Coverage in the media (mainstream and otherwise)
Blogs, blogswarms, rants, raves and effluvia


1. GC - May 20, 2007


Here is the new official Voices in Conflict web site.


In additional developments, the Public Theatre sold out (well, gave out) all its tickets in the first hour of availability. The guy at the box office was incredulous saying that he has received requests from all over the world.

Also, one of the characters in the play is Marine Lt. Charlie Anderson. He has taken a sincere interest in the play and wants to see it, so the parents of the cast members are chipping in to pay his travel and other expenses to come to see it at the Public Theatre.

And regarding the use of scripts, the theatrical motif of the play is that it is staged as a high school assembly where the actors are holding scripts. However it will be quickly evident that they do have their parts memorized and will not be relying on the scripts. The play has been expanded to include other related “voices in conflict”, like those that have emanated from Wilton High School itself in its own local conflict. It becomes kind of a meta-play, to coin a term.

Thanks again for collecting all this info.

2. Maria Skaskiw - June 17, 2007

I hope additional performances will be available!

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