Older Adults and Youth Connect Through Creativity

Think loneliness is only a private sorrow? Think again. Study after study has found that social isolation is linked to multiple health problems, particularly among older adults. For this population, loneliness is just as significant a health risk as smoking or obesity. St. Mary’s Care Center, working in collaboration with TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater, has […]

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A Living – And Tapping – Legend Performs!

It’s not often area audiences encounter a living legend, yet from Sunday, March 2nd – Tuesday, March 4th, Madisonians had many opportunities to see Brenda Bufalino, one of the world’s leading performers of a uniquely American art form – tap dance.  After lecture-demonstrations and master classes here, Ms. Bufalino shared her insights into the artistry and […]

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One more time! Mangia, Mangia! returns.

One more time! Catch the final Madison performance of Mangia, Mangia! Treat yourself to a heaping helping of humor, heart and Italian food, when Mangia, Mangia! returns.  This hit play from TAPIT/new works brings Madison’s legendary Greenbush neighborhood to life with comedy, drama, old family photos and more, transporting audiences to a time when less was more — […]

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Now What? and Medea, a collaboration with NWPL

What do Medea and the Zombie Apocalypse have in common? They’re both featured in Now What, an evening of two one-act plays presented by TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater at the Edgewood College Black Box Theatre in the Stream Building on the Edgewood Campus (1000 Edgewood College Drive (west end of the campus at Woodrow Street), Friday […]

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Free Theater Workshop with the New World Performance Lab!

Hi All — Here at TAPIT/new works we’re doing a touring exchange with the New World Performance Lab, based in Akron, Ohio, and working all over the world. These awesome artists will be doing a free acting workshop on Saturday, December 7th, from 1-3 pm on the UW campus.  See below to find out more details. […]

Drama club showcases feats of Wisconsin women who never became household names

BY GAYLE WORLAND | WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL For seventh-grader Susan Venderbloemen, the lessons in drama club aren’t limited to acting and stagecraft. They also include penicillin. The miracle drug was used by Elizabeth Stone, a farm wife who treated victims of timber accidents in Peshtigo in the 1800s. That was a good seven decades before Dr. Alexander Fleming “discovered” penicillin. It’s one of […]

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“On Tap” Review Excerpted from On The Aisle/77 Square

“…Edgewood opened The Stream, as well as its overall theater season, on Saturday, Sept. 22, with “The COR Stories,” a series of seven short pieces including theater, tap dance, poetry and a musical revue. My favorite piece was easily Donna Peckett’s funny, irreverent “On Tap,” a mini-memoir about how tap dancing has changed her professional and creative […]

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“Bullying: The Musical” Review Excerpted from Booklist

“… Based on material gathered at more than 50 workshops (with school age students) … the production, filmed before a live audience, relies on music, clever dialogue and humor. The teenage cast presents a series of brief vignettes set in school hallways, cafeterias, and bus stops, touching upon such topics as body weight, race, cheating, […]

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“Take Care” Takes Off

If getting old isn’t for wimps, neither is taking care of the elderly – and a sense of humor helps no matter where you are on the continuum of care. TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater explores the feelings, facts, heart and humor behind caregiving in Take Care, a new multi-disciplinary play set for performances in Madison, […]

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TAPIT/new works Receives Great Performance Fund Support

TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater will bring a compelling new play about caregivers and the Sandwich Generation to Promenade Hall in Madison’s Overture Center this spring, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Pleasant Rowland Great Performance Fund for Theater, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation. These funds, allocated to support professional theater in […]

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Older Adults and Youth Connect Through Creativity

Think loneliness is only a private sorrow? Think again. Study after study has found that social isolation is linked to multiple health problems, particularly among older adults. For this population, loneliness is just as significant a health risk as smoking or obesity. St. Mary’s Care Center, working in collaboration with TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater, has […]

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A Living – And Tapping – Legend Performs!

It’s not often area audiences encounter a living legend, yet from Sunday, March 2nd – Tuesday, March 4th, Madisonians had many opportunities to see Brenda Bufalino, one of the world’s leading performers of a uniquely American art form – tap dance.  After lecture-demonstrations and master classes here, Ms. Bufalino shared her insights into the artistry and […]

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One more time! Mangia, Mangia! returns.

One more time! Catch the final Madison performance of Mangia, Mangia! Treat yourself to a heaping helping of humor, heart and Italian food, when Mangia, Mangia! returns.  This hit play from TAPIT/new works brings Madison’s legendary Greenbush neighborhood to life with comedy, drama, old family photos and more, transporting audiences to a time when less was more — […]

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Now What? and Medea, a collaboration with NWPL

What do Medea and the Zombie Apocalypse have in common? They’re both featured in Now What, an evening of two one-act plays presented by TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater at the Edgewood College Black Box Theatre in the Stream Building on the Edgewood Campus (1000 Edgewood College Drive (west end of the campus at Woodrow Street), Friday […]

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Free Theater Workshop with the New World Performance Lab!

Hi All — Here at TAPIT/new works we’re doing a touring exchange with the New World Performance Lab, based in Akron, Ohio, and working all over the world. These awesome artists will be doing a free acting workshop on Saturday, December 7th, from 1-3 pm on the UW campus.  See below to find out more details. […]

Drama club showcases feats of Wisconsin women who never became household names

BY GAYLE WORLAND | WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL For seventh-grader Susan Venderbloemen, the lessons in drama club aren’t limited to acting and stagecraft. They also include penicillin. The miracle drug was used by Elizabeth Stone, a farm wife who treated victims of timber accidents in Peshtigo in the 1800s. That was a good seven decades before Dr. Alexander Fleming “discovered” penicillin. It’s one of […]

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“On Tap” Review Excerpted from On The Aisle/77 Square

“…Edgewood opened The Stream, as well as its overall theater season, on Saturday, Sept. 22, with “The COR Stories,” a series of seven short pieces including theater, tap dance, poetry and a musical revue. My favorite piece was easily Donna Peckett’s funny, irreverent “On Tap,” a mini-memoir about how tap dancing has changed her professional and creative […]

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“Bullying: The Musical” Review Excerpted from Booklist

“… Based on material gathered at more than 50 workshops (with school age students) … the production, filmed before a live audience, relies on music, clever dialogue and humor. The teenage cast presents a series of brief vignettes set in school hallways, cafeterias, and bus stops, touching upon such topics as body weight, race, cheating, […]

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“Take Care” Takes Off

If getting old isn’t for wimps, neither is taking care of the elderly – and a sense of humor helps no matter where you are on the continuum of care. TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater explores the feelings, facts, heart and humor behind caregiving in Take Care, a new multi-disciplinary play set for performances in Madison, […]

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TAPIT/new works Receives Great Performance Fund Support

TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater will bring a compelling new play about caregivers and the Sandwich Generation to Promenade Hall in Madison’s Overture Center this spring, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Pleasant Rowland Great Performance Fund for Theater, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation. These funds, allocated to support professional theater in […]

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