Free Programming

Free ProgramMING at the Hangar

Prologue Series, Tuesday Talkbacks, Wedge Performances & Late Night Variety at the Hangar

Pre-show Prologue Series

In an effort to enhance your experience at the Hangar Theatre, the artistic staff is excited to share our prologue series, a pre-performance event tailored to provide audiences with additional dramaturgical information about each production of our mainstage season. In order to heighten audiences’ experience at the theatre and deepen their understanding of what they are about to watch unfold on the stage, members of the Hangar Drama League directing fellowship and the Hangar’s artistic staff will provide discussion on topics relating to each production in our season. Among these, topics might include performance styles, the body of work of a particular playwright, themes in a particular production, or social issues being addressed in the performance. Prologues will begin 45 minutes prior to each performance (except for Sunday matinees that are preceded by a Dramatic Dialogue) and will conclude 20 minutes before curtain. We offer this series free of charge to all ticket holders. We look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday Talkbacks

Our well attended Tuesday Talk-backs, which take place on Tuesdays during the run of each Mainstage production, invite audiences to stay after the show to hear the cast and creative team members give some inside information about the production.

Wedge Series

The Hangar offers free admission to Hangar patrons and all community members to its Wedge Series of cutting edge performances, which are directed by Hangar Drama League directing fellows and feature members of the Lab Company. These shows take place at the Cherry Artspace, 102 Cherry St, Ithaca, NY. The Hangar Drama League directors get to select their Wedge titles and performances are on Thursday and Friday evenings throughout June and July.

No reservations necessary! Please plan to arrive in enough to time to secure your seat. Run times vary per production but will be no longer than 60 minutes.

2019 Wedge Schedule

Late Night Variety

The Late Night Variety series, which features our Lab Company and is directed by Hangar Drama League Directors, is a free program that takes place after select Mainstage performances. Please join us under the Hangar tent to enjoy classics and modern hits of American musical theatre in an informal setting.

Following evening performances on June 15, June 29, July 6, and July 20, 2019! See more.

AIRS

About AIRS: Artist In Residency Series
AIRS provides artists with time and space to imagine, create, and write. We invite an audience in at the end of the residency to share an excerpt of the work and to engage in a conversation with the artist about their future goals and vision. AIRS artists are frequently guests to our community, bringing new perspectives and fresh ideas to the greater Ithaca area.

Free Programming

Hangar AIRS: Meet Helen Clark

October 10 @ 5:30 pm

AIRS provides artists with time and space to imagine, create, and write. We invite an audience in at the end of the residency to share an excerpt of the work and to engage in a conversation with the artist…

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