When Austin Film Festival started planning their 2020 Fest & Writers Conference, intending this year to be bigger and better than ever, they had no idea that meant making their 27th Annual Fest completely virtual. But, as the first time AFF has ever focused exclusively on digital platforms, they're taking this opportunity by the horns.
We're so pleased to announce the community leaders joining our Board of Trustees for the 2020-21 year! We want to welcome our new Board Officers, all long-serving and vital members of our Long Center Board over the years, and share our excitement for the future.
After an inspiring, creative, tough, extraordinary, challenging, enriching, uplifting, and satisfying 2020 virtual ceremony -- seriously, well done everyone! -- the Heller Awards for Young Artists are back and ready for another year, whatever comes our way.
Don't worry... your summer may have been different but Austin Shakespeare is here to make sure you get your regular dose of The Bard! This month, the classical theater group's teen company -- Young Shakespeare, that is -- brings you 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona,' streamed from Zilker Hillside Theatre to your screens Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00pm.
This week's Mid-Week Intermission comes from Long Center partner and friend David Spencer, Hancock Center H-E-B's Center Store Leader. With H-E-B's excellent history in community work, we wanted to hear from David about their partnership with United Way and how his life looks a little different now. Stick with us for some playlist recos, too!
It's no secret that the way Austin creates arts has changed drastically in the last six months, and at the Long Center we've been fascinated by the ways creativity is booming and blooming (plus, how we can help). Our next Long Center Create Virtual Event with Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre is a perfect example of this, streaming live September 12!
We've been going through our photo archives lately and thought you might wanna see, too! So we asked our good friend and go-to freelance photographer Suzanne Cordeiro to pick out some of her favorites from over the years. Enjoy!
Well aren't you a sight for sore eyes! We know it's been a hot minute since we've seen each other, and though we've let our hair grow out and gotten new glasses while we've been apart, we know there's still a connection here.
This week's Mid-Week Intermission features our friend Stephen Mills, Artistic Director and Choreographer for Ballet Austin. Read on to see how BA's dancers are staying connected and how Stephen's been spending time outside of the studio.
This week, we're all about what we miss most about hosting event right now — YOU. So we're turning things upside down to show how much live experiences, concerts, theatrical productions, and gatherings mean to us, while highlighting ALL the individuals that make our industry and our city what it is.