A new home for
Whatcom County’s
performing arts

Sylvia Center for the Arts

Whatcom County is home to a thriving ecosystem of small performing arts organizations, but affordable space to work has been in short supply for decades.

With your support, SYLVIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS will create a new home for over a dozen small arts groups by renovating a historic industrial building in downtown Bellingham’s Arts District into a new performing arts center.

Sylvia Center will provide affordable space for artists to rehearse, teach and perform, while also creating a central hub for arts audiences to discover and enjoy locally-created music, theater, and dance.

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Donate today and help create a new home for locally-created performing arts in Whatcom County!

UPCOMING EVENTS at SYLVIA CENTER


Kids’ Theater Class: Shakespeare After School | iDiOM Theater

Thu, October 19 @ 4:15 pm5:45 pm

Thursdays 4:15–5:45pm, October 19 to November 16: classes will focus on ensemble-building and delving hands-on into the best of Shakespeare, text exploration, movement, songs and scenes. Ages 10–12

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3MB – Shakespeare’s Macbeth performed by three actors! | iDiOM Theater

Thu, October 19 @ 7:30 pm

Don’t miss iDiOM Theater’s distinctive twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth: all the intrigue, betrayal, and bloodshed brought to life by just three actors! Thu/Fri/Sat, October 12–28!

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Fall Training: ACTING INTENSIVE | iDiOM Theater

Sat, October 21 @ 9:00 am

A three-weekend comprehensive acting program, covering acting fundamentals, scene study, memorization and performance technique—no experience necessary.

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Fall Training: ACTOR GYM | iDiOM Theater

Sat, October 21 @ 9:00 am

Six Saturday/Sunday sessions over three weekends, built around three basic goals: to improve your mobility and flexibility, build body awareness, and increase breath support.

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Fall Training: THE HEART OF ACTING | iDiOM Theater

Sat, October 21 @ 10:00 am

A three-Saturday class about the heart of acting: connection. Actors will use games, exercises and short scenes to practice connection, outward focus and the simple art of being present.

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Kids’ Theater Class: Creating Characters | iDiOM Theater

Sat, October 21 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm

Saturday mornings, October 21 to November 18: a five-week theater class giving kids a chance to become someone they’ve always wanted to be. Ages 7 to 11

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Fall Training: VIEWPOINTS | iDiOM Theater

Sat, October 21 @ 4:00 pm

Anne Bogart and Tina Landau’s Viewpoints Method is now essential vocabulary for actors, and has been used in almost every recent iDiOM production. This physical acting class will introduce actors to the elements of this essential method, focusing on improvisation and connection.

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Kids’ Theater Class: Making Dances | iDiOM Theater

Sun, October 22 @ 10:00 am11:00 am

Sunday mornings, Oct 22 to Nov 19. A fun five-week dance class focusing on play, imagination, creativity and expression. Ages 5 to 8

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Fall Training: SCENE | iDiOM Theater

Sun, October 22 @ 2:00 pm

A three-Sunday class in which actors will learn the basics of script analysis, blocking, and performance technique in order to better understand and perform the basic building block of theater and film: the scene.

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Fall Training: Acting Chekhov | iDiOM Theater

Sat, November 11 @ 10:00 am

An advanced-level acting course focusing on the work of the great playwright Anton Chekhov. Actors will focus on one or two scenes while studying the writings and history of Chekhov. They will leave with the specific skills needed to understand and act the work of one of theater’s master playwrights.

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Sylvia Center Early Membership

Your $50 donation gets you a 20% discount on all regularly-priced shows and classes (including those offered both by iDiOM Theater, and by other resident companies) at Sylvia Center for one year!

 
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Your $100 donation gets you free admission to any six productions in iDiOM Theater’s 2017–18 Season, PLUS the 20% membership discount on all other regularly-priced non-iDiOM shows and classes at Sylvia Center for one year!

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Your $250 donation gets you free admission to all productions in iDiOM Theater’s 2017–18 Season, PLUS the 20% membership discount on all other regularly-priced non-iDiOM shows and classes at Sylvia Center for one year!

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