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Dante Hall Theater





AUGUST 2014_______________________________

World Above: Open Mic Poetry Nights at Dante Hall Theater
  August 27 ~ 7pm

These open mics are open to the public for free.  Everyone is encouraged to attend to read their poetry.  We want to hear your voice.  Poems will not be screened.  We ask that if you are reading that you be respectful of those around you while remaining honest to yourself.  (No threatening, racist, homophobic or hateful messages of any sort will be tolerated)

Please be advised that this series is recommended for adults due to the potentially mature nature of the poems read.
Each poet reading in the Open Mic will receive 3 minutes or 2 poems of time on the mic. The Featured Poet will follow the Open Mic & time will be allowed after for discussion of the poems.

Presented by the South Jersey Poets Collective and are sponsored by
Dante Hall Theater-Richard Stockton College.

SEPTEMBER 2014__________________________

BEYOND THE CASTLE: Inside Competitive Sand Sculpting in Atlantic City
Documentary Film Premiere by ArtC
Friday, September 5  
6:30pm: Pre-show Reception (Ticket price includes both)
7:30pm: Film Premiere

Directed by Cape May County filmmaker Frank Weiss, Beyond the Castle documents the day-by-day activities of the DO AC Sand Sculpting World Cup, held in June 2014, on the beach at the Steel Pier.



From Russia, Canada, England, India, Singapore, Italy and many other nations – professional sand sculptors pursue a unique passion. Armed with their favorite tools – mostly common knives, spatulas and paintbrushes - they work tirelessly for a few days, forging creations that seem to defy the laws of physics. The work is made entirely with sand, water and elbow grease. Then – the sculptures are bulldozed, the beach is cleared and the artists move to the next event and start over. 


The evening will also include the premiere of a short web video dedicated to the arts in Atlantic City, produced for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Art Matters website.



Arrive at the theater at 6:30pm to meet, ask questions and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages with the filmmakers prior to the premiere at 7:30pm.



For More Info: www.artcnow.com/sand




Shore Thing Writing Getaway
Writing Beyond the Boardwalk
For Poets, Non-Fiction and Fiction Writers
Saturday, September 6
9:30am - 4:30pm


Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers.


"I was surprised at how easily the writing came to me in this setting! I really enjoyed the unique writing prompts and the opportunity to share my work with my group."
   ~ Shore Thing Writing Getaway Participant

Spaces are limited and go quickly!

REGISTER TODAY or find out more by clicking below:





Presented by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing and sponsored by Dante Hall Theater.

OCTOBER 2014__________________________


Celebrating New Jersey's 350th Anniversary
Presented by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony Ensemble
Saturday, October 4

The 350th Anniversary of the founding of New Jersey is celebrated in a chamber music concert presented by the Bay Atlantic Symphony Ensemble featuring works by New Jersey composers. Works include Amanda Harberg's Birding in the Palisades, Stefan Young's On Avalon Beach, and Paul Mack Hewitt's 1797 composition The Battle of Trenton, dedicated to George Washington.



The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Paul Herron
October 10-12 & 17-19
Fridays and Saturdays 8pm
Sundays 2pm Matinees

Atlantic City Theater Company showcases A.R. Gurney's Pulitzer-nominated play, The Dining Room, a collage of vignettes that delivers a glimpse of a vanishing class of society spanning from the 1930's to the 1980's. Actors play a varying array of characters in multiple scenes, swiftly and smoothly dovetailing from one to the next, illustrating an exceptional range of human relationships.


Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

7th Annual Atlantic City Cinefest
Presented by the Downbeach Film Festival
October 24-26, 2014
Tickets on sale September 8th!

This annual film festival promotes new films, as well as filmmakers and actors, all in an effort to celebrate the art form of moviemaking through exclusive screenings, parties and award festivities. Rooted in the promotion of independent and studio film, Downbeach Film Festival created this forum to provide aspiring filmmakers, actors and others the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals. 

To learn more visit www.downbeachfilmfestival.org