When a British record producer arrives in Montgomery, Alabama to hook Marty Roy, a young black musical prodigy, he launches us back into Marty’s tumultuous upbringing. The son of a gospel star and self-proclaimed healer, Marty spent his childhood writing the songs that have made his charismatic father famous. But in a nation on the verge of social upheaval, with the rising heat from the street guiding his pen, Marty finds himself at odds with his spiritually forceful father as he strives to create a masterpiece that will change America – no matter the cost. A funny, fiery, one-of-a-kind show from the creators of Tony-Award winning Passing Strange and directed by Jeff Award-winner Lili-Anne Brown (Caroline, Or Change, Firebrand Theatre), The Total Bent is about the passions that divide a father and son as they make their music and make their choice between salvation and selling out.
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Applications are now open for the 5th Annual Director’s Haven! This program gives directors in the earliest stages of their professional careers a rare opportunity to take risks, hone their crafts and talents and share their vision through a fully staged production of a short play. Giving directors support to produce during their formative years, which includes a full design team, budget, marketing support and more, allows these artists to create quality work as well as provides a platform to further their artistic visibility through the creation of said work.
11:59pm on Friday, February 15th, 2019
Haven Theatre is kicking off the #HavenfortheFuture campaign on Giving Tuesday! Each year, millions come together to support local pillars and nationwide movements alike. We are proud to be part of this global movement, devised and bolstered by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities around the world. Visit the Giving Tuesday website to find more ways to support your community, near or far.
HOWARD SHALWITZ VISITS HAVEN
Howard Shalwitz of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company leads a master class with Chicago directors. The workshop provided an original framework for looking at the many layers of the theatrical event, from the smallest actor impulses to the largest directorial vision.
Directors Haven 2018
NEXT GENERATION. NEW CANON. SOCIAL PROFIT.
We exist to be a Haven for The Future.
We achieve this through championing the next generation of playwrights, directors and actors by producing and promoting plays and performances that are staking their claim as the immediate future of this art form, and by investing in those at the very beginning of their professional journeys.
Through this inspiration, we seek to ignite in each audience member a hope for the Future - the Future of theatre and performance, the Future of each other, the Future of our community.