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  • Sunday Student Showcase 2015
  • The Vagina Monologues

    The Vagina Monologues

  • Cerise Bynoe: Black Women in Jazz

    Cerise Bynoe in concert: Black Women in Jazz

  • Opening Reception: Layer Upon Layer; The Process of Picture Books

    Opening Reception: Layer Upon Layer; The Process of Picture Books

    Artist Talk 5-6, Reception 6-7.  Free and open to the public

  • 15th Annual Poetry and Chili Festival

    Beat the winter blues with an evening of great chili and cornbread, talented local poets, ice cold Cape Cod Beer, frosty Margaritas, and dancing to the rockabilliy music of Sarah Swain and the Oh-Boys.

  • Chandler Travis Philharmonic

    A 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet. It’s possible they might be the missing link between the Kinks and Sun Ra… 

  • Sunday Gospel Brunch: Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir

    Are you ready for a little “church” Cotuit style?  Then get your gospel bluesy roots over to the Center for an early afternoon concert from the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir that will have your feet tapping all day.  Ticket price includes the concert only, box office office opens at 11:00, theater opens at noon, and the concert begins at 12:00.


  • Deborah Selig, Gregory Zavracky and Patricia Au: An Evening of Song

    Deborah Selig, Gregory Zavracky and Patricia Au: An Evening of Song

  • Oleanna

    a modern American classic written by David Mamet.  The play is a controversial work by one of the world’s a great living dramatists.  It deals with political correctness, power, and abuse – issues that are still very real and relevant nearly 20 years after its first production.  Since that time it has polarised and troubled audiences.  This is a play that will stick in your mind for a long time – adult theatre of the first order.

  • Trespass Music Monday: Open Mic
  • 57 Heavy Presents "BREATHE"

    Cape Cod’s 57 Heavy presents Breathe, a celebration of the music of Pink Floyd and the atmosphere in which we all live. The band presents the two classic Pink Floyd albums Animals and Dark Side of the Moon performed in their entirety. Accompanied by multimedia projections, a full light show and a cast of characters, the show tells the story of man and his place in the modern world while giving the audience an authentic taste of Floyd. 57 Heavy’s well know Pink Floyd renditions have entertained Cape Cod audiences for years are now an exciting theatrical event for all ages.

  • Love Letters 2015
  • Gallery Opening: "Swimmers Under Water"
  • Rhythm Future Quartet

    Awe Inspiring Gypsy Jazz at its finest

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Two Rooms
  • Best of the Woods Hole Film Festival Preview
  • Trespass Music Monday
  • Class Act: An Evening of Tap Dance and Big Band Jazz
  • 5th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash

    Come gather round people wherever you roam and celebrate Bob Dylan's 74th birthday with Matt Borrello, Art Tebbetts, and Danielle Miraglia. You'll be sure to hear the classics alongside a healthy dose of obscurities from all five decades of Dylan's storied career. This will be our fifth annual show.

  • Members' Summer Social
  • Gypsy
  • Liz Live!
  • Art
  • Meetinghouse Chamber Orchestra
  • Nancy Witter: Hot Flash Laughs
  • A Winter's Tale
  • Trespass Music Monday: Meg Braun
  • George Gritzbach Band
  • The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch Turns 49
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Stephanie Weaver: Meet Me at the Movies
  • Entertainment Tonight! 2015
  • Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Oklahoma!
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Driving Miss Daisy
  • Brazen Belles Burlesque
  • A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking
  • Brazilian Music Festival
  • Provincetown Jazz Festival 2015
  • Lisa Jason: The Wish
  • Bart Weisman's Klezmer Swing featuring Tedi Marsh
  • Trespass Music Monday: Open Mic with Bree Perry
  • HAIR: A concert experience
  • 3rd Annual Americana Hootenanny
  • Gallery Opening: "Earth and Sky"
  • PlayPen
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Trumbo
  • Embellished Chairs

    Embellished Chairs with Alfie Glover  

    Repurpose old wooden chairs into beautiful pieces of art. Bring chairs and other interesting items to class, the instructor will help you to transform them into functional or non-functional sculptural pieces. Add flair to your piece with hand crafted or found materials to make unique and fun furniture.  Bring scrap wood or pieces you would like to finally put to use. We will have some parts to share.  Learn easy ways to attach dissimilar materials to embellish your work. Instructor will demonstrate the use of tools and techniques. No experience is necessary.  Just learn and have fun creating anything you can imagine!  For more info, contact Alfie at

    Saturday mornings  April 4, 11, 18, 25

    10:30-1:30 in the Art Studio

    $145./$123.25. members  $15. materials fee

  • iPhoneography

    iPhoneography with Lori Cooney

    Lori Cooney is an award winning iPhoneographer and will share her expertise with participants in this workshop. Learn how to compose, crop, edit and publish your photos using iPhoto and other apps to be announced prior to class.

    Thursday evening April 30  6:30-8:30  in the Administration Building    

    $23./$19.55 members

  • April Art Vacation

    April Art Vacation with Karen Maker  

    ages 7-10

    Imagine Spring vacation with a full week of dynamic art classes! Join this creative adventure of different lessons in drawing and painting. We will be using a variety of mediums, including watercolor, acrylic, pastels and markers. Creativity is highly encouraged with fun and unique lessons each day.  For more info, contact Karen at

    April School Vacation   Monday - Friday Apr 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

    9:30-11:30  in the Annex Upstairs

    $125./$106.25 members includes all materials

  • The Power of Pastel Spring Session

    The Power of Pastel with Ed Chesnovitch

    Fire up your imagination and explore the emotional side of landscape pastel painting. This soft pastel class will focus on creating strong simplified starts by using big shapes of bold color. Working on various grounds we will explore underpainting techniques, mark making, and significant color choices to push a painting further. Go beyond your comfort zone, create a more expressive sense of atmosphere and have confidence with pastel.   Contact Ed with questions

    Spring Session

    Monday afternoons   Mar 23, 30 Apr 6, 13, 27 May 4     No class April 20

    1:00 - 3:30 in the Annex 

    $175./$148.75 members






  • Acrylic Still Life 2015

    Acrylic Still Life with Rosalie McCarthy 

    Join us, have fun & explore the medium of acrylics as Rosalie guides you through the process with individual instruction; beginning with the initial sketching to layering the paint in stages (glazing & under painting) to the final details. You may bring in your own still life objects or photographs for inspiration.  Additional objects and photos will be available from the instructor. Please contact Rosalie with questions at

    Friday midday   Mar  6, 13, 20, 27

    10:00-1:00 in the Annex Upstairs

    $140./$119. members

    Materials fee $15.  or bring your own

  • Collage Workshop - Energize your Work with New Ideas

    Collage Workshop – Energize your Work with New Ideas with Suzanne Siegel

    This fun and inspiring collage workshop will give you many new ways to think about what art can be. Collage allows for both intentional and unplanned results, bringing fresh ideas into your world. Do you love color, and want to try new ideas or experiment with new subjects, shapes, compositions or more abstract ideas?  We will be daring and take risks in a small format. On the first day, we will paint good quality paper with watercolors in a full spectrum of colors and range of textures. Attention to value contrast, color harmony, scale, space, and shape among other important elements will be addressed on the second day. Pieces by well-known collage artists will be discussed. Join us with a playful spirit and re-energize your artwork, making it stronger and more compelling. For Contact Suzanne for more info

    Saturday and Sunday morning,  Mar 21, 22

    9:00-12:00 in the Art Studio

    $75./$63.75 members   all materials included     min5/max 12

  • Explore Art! Journals

    Explore Art! • Journals with Lenore Lyons

    Whether you are new to journaling or have some experience, art journaling is a fun and relaxing way to reflect on life. Drawing skills are not necessary (really!) This class will experiment with color, texture and more as we use a wide variety of journaling techniques including image transfers, use of photos and other graphics. We’ll try a variety of ways to add text of all sizes to your work. We’ll add windows and doors. Get your hands into some art materials and discover what you like. For more info contact

    Thursday evening    Mar 26   Apr 9

    6:00-9:00 in the Art Studio

    $75/$63.75 members  includes all materials

  • Spring Watercolor Florals

    Spring Watercolor Florals with Rosalie McCarthy

    Pick your favorite flowers to paint from a variety of beautiful visual aids, supplied by the instructor and create your garden on canvas. Watercolor is a very fluid and forgiving medium so fussy details are unnecessary.  Join us and enjoy this supportive and non-intimidating atmosphere for beginning and intermediate skill levels.  Please contact Rosalie at for more information or a materials list.                         

    Friday midday, April 3, 10, 17  May 1                                                                                                            

    10:00-1:00 in the Annex Upstairs                                                                                                             
    $140./$119. members

  • Soulful Pet Portraits

    Soulful Pet Portraits with Deb Hope Colligan

    Capture the soulful character of beloved animals on canvas. Use vibrant acrylic colors with a selection of mediums to create textures that will bring expressive and imaginative animals personalities to life on canvas.

    Bring several photographs of your favorite animal to work from along with optional photographs of seascapes/ landscapes for the background. This class will introduce you to the artistic historical significance of pet portraiture. Each class adds new elements, challenges, and accomplishments. Open to all.   You may contact Debra with any questions at

    Saturday afternoons  April 11, 18, 25, May 2

    2:00-4:00 in the Art Studio

    $95./$80.75 members  $10. Materials fee

  • Artful Thursdays - Process Painting

    Artful Thursday • Process Painting with Caroline McCartie 

    If you were given brushes, paper, colorful paints, and a safe space free from comments and critique, what would you paint? A better question might be how would you paint? And what might you discover about yourself? Come find out what happens when we loosen the grip of right/wrong, good/bad, artist/non-artist and open our unique creative selves. We'll play with simple materials and turn the traditional focus upside-down: rather than teaching technique, this evening will engage you with your own creative process. All are welcome, from seasoned artist to those who have never picked up a brush. For more information, contact the instructor at

    Thursday evening March 19

    6:00-9:00 pm in the Art Studio

    $45./$38.25 members all materials included. 

  • Artful Thursdays - Pyramids the Mystery and History

    Artful Thursdays • Pyramids the Mystery and History with Dennis Colligan

    Pyramids are interesting and often mysterious constructions found all over the planet and have been constructed from ancient to modern times. Participants will construct and paint their own 7” high cardboard pyramids using a simple construction techniques. Prior to making the pyramids there will be a short presentation on the history and mystery of pyramids around the world and a brief discussion. Everyone will go home with at least one pyramid of their own construction and a greater knowledge of pyramids. For moe information, contact the instructor at

    Thursday evening April 2

    6:00-9:00 pm in the Art Studio

    $45./$38.25 members all materials included.

  • Artful Thursdays - Step by Step Acrylic Painting

    Artful Thursdays • Step by Step Acrylic Painting with Karen Maker 

    Enjoy a fun evening painting with acrylic paints. Whether you've taken art classes before or never held a brush, you will be shown everything you need to know and take home a beautiful Cape Cod seascape.You will learn the basics and a few special techniques for creating your own masterpiece. For more info, contact Karen at

    Thursday evening April 16

    6:00-9:00 pm in the Art Studio

    $45./$38.25 members all materials included.

  • Intermediate Ukulele Spring Session 2015

    Intermediate Ukulele with Steve Gregory

    Intermediate Ukulele covers finger picking, single note melody playing, advanced and novelty strumming patterns, tablature, jazz chords and other fun approaches to the instrument. Material covered in the class is constantly changing and ever evolving. We change up the repertoire to suit the taste and ability of those taking the class. We'll be covering songs by artists such as The Beatles, Van Morrison, and Leonard Cohen as well as Motown classics and tunes from the Great American Songbook. Join us for some playing and singing!  Guitarists, beginner, intermediate, advanced ukulele players and Intro to Ukulele alumni, are all encouraged to join Intermediate Ukulele with Steve Gregory. Even if you've taken our class before, we want you! Several of our groups members have taken the class two or three times.  For more details, please contact Steve at

    Intermediate Ukulele - Spring

    Saturday mornings  Mar 7, 14, 21, 28  Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

    10:30-12:00 in the Downstairs Rehearsal Room

    $140./$119. members


  • Advanced Acting: Comedy and Drama

    Advanced Acting: Comedy and Drama  

    with Jim Pettibone

    In this class we’ll explore the ways an actor can enhance the comedy of a humorous scene as well as heighten the drama in a serious scene. We’ll look how such things as vocal inflection, body language, pauses and other elements of human behavior can bring out what the writer intended. We’ll also talk about different comedic and dramatic character types. Contact Jim for more information

    Saturday mornings  Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr 4, 11

    10:30-12:00 in the Annex

    $110./$93.50 members

  • What's Your Story, Morning Glory? Spring Session

    What's Your Story, Morning Glory? with Christine Rathbun Ernst

    Hey, busy women! Think you don't have anything to write about? That your story's not that interesting? Boring, even? Join our class and discover a world of story in your day to day. Led by poet/playwright/loudmouth, Christine Rathbun Ernst, each class is structured around simple and fun writing exercises, experience mining, exploration of the personal narrative, and optional weekly take-home assignments. No judgment, no critique, no spellcheck, just lots of writing, also reading aloud if you choose. And it's early on a Saturday so your weekend doesn't get screwed up. C'mon, Morning Glory -- grab your coffee, pad, and pen (laptop if you want) --  what's your story? Contact Christine with questions

    Two sessions- come to one or both

    Spring Session
    Saturday mornings Mar 21, 28  Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9
    8:00-10:00 in the Conference Room
    $140./$120. members






  • Intro to Ukulele Spring Session 2015

    Intro to Ukulele with Steve Gregory

    Everyone is musical. Explore the music in you with the Ukulele! The Ukulele has enjoyed a come back in recent years with popular artists such as Train, IZ, and Jake Shimabukuro leading the charge. Students of Intro to Ukulele will learn basic chords and strumming patterns to classic songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, " Sea Of Love" “Three Little Birds” and “Sweet Caroline”. We’ll also take song suggestions from the group. Singing along is encouraged but not required. Once you’ve learned a few basic techniques, you’ll be on your way to playing pretty much any song you’d like to. Performance opportunities are available as well!  We have some loaner ukuleles available. A tenor size is suggested for adult men as it is a larger more comfortable size.  * Please no baritone or bass ukuleles.  For more details, please contact Steve at
    Intro to Ukulele- Spring 
    Saturday mornings Mar 7, 14, 21, 28  Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
    9:00-10:30 in the Downstairs Rehearsal Room
    $140./$119. members






  • Four Squared: A Collaborative Theater Project

    Four Squared: A Collaborative Theater Project

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    estimated time of performance: 7:30pm

    Free Admission

    With generous support from the Kaplan Foundation, Cotuit Center for the Arts announces a new collaboration designed to workshop four original plays by four local playwrights over the course of one year.  Theater partners include Cotuit Center for the Arts, Harwich Junior Theatre, Provincetown Theater, and Woods Hole Theatre Company.


    Each work will be presented in staged readings four times, once each season over the course of a year, in four venues from the upper Cape to the lower Cape, reaching four different audiences.  The partners each invited a local playwright and asked that they pen a new full length play for up to six actors. Readings will take place in the four theaters simultaneously, the first with each playwright in the “home” of their presenter, then rotating between the four venues.  Dates of the performances are scheduled for May 5, August 4, November 3, 2014; and February 2, 2015 (Dates subject to change).  A festival of all four plays will be scheduled at the completion of the cycle.


    Featured playwrights are Bronwen Prosser (Cotuit Center for the Arts), Susan Kosoff (Harwich Junior Theatre),  Candace Perry (Provincetown Theater) and Joe Richards (Woods Hole Theatre Company).

  • World Rhythms Spring Session 2015

    World Rhythms with Sam Holmstock

    It's time for more rhythm in your life!  Have you always been attracted to rhythm and drums but don't know how to get started?  In this hands on class, students will have an opportunity to learn the traditional rhythms and play them in the time-honored ensemble setting. Students will learn rhythms and hand drumming technique from the drum cultures of Africa, Cuba, Brazil, Haiti and the Middle-East. We will trace the evolution of world rhythms from their tribal roots to present day musical contexts of Hip-Hop and International Pop styles. This class will explore the theory and practice in the use of percussion as ritual, communication, and recreation from around the world. We will also explore the aspects and guidelines for the modern day Drum Circle for fun and relaxation. No experience is necessary. This will be an opportunity for beginners to get their feet wet and for experienced players to hone their skills and for everyone to have fun. Drums will be provided for those that don’t already have them. For more info contact Sam at
    Spring Session   Tuesday evenings Mar 17, 24, 31  April 14, 21, 28
    6:00-8:00  in the Studio
    140./$119. members





  • Spruce Up your iPhotos with Snapseed

    Spruce up your iPhotos with Snapseed – with Lori Cooney

    Do you take a lot of pictures with your iPhone or iPad? Would you like to learn some tricks on making those photos look better? Come to this workshop to discover a bunch of tricks and tips to improve those photos in Snapseed. The app is free; the creative options are endless!

    Thursday evening March 26

    6:30-8:30  in the Administration Building

    $23./$19.55 members

  • Musical Theater Dance Workshop April School Vacation 2015

    Musical Theater Dance Workshop  with Michele Colley and Kris Hill

    Ages 7-12

    Experience the world of musical theater in a five-day performance-based workshop were students learn the basics of singing, dancing, acting and the visual arts associated with a performance. At the end of the week, these disciplines come together in a fun creative production for family and friends.  Musical Theater Dance Workshop is one of the most popular classes on Cape Cod.For more information contact Michele at
    April School Vacation  Monday-Friday April 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
    10:30-3:00 in the Art Studio and Theater  Performance Friday 3:00  

    $275./ $233.75 members per session






  • Nocturne
  • The Spampinato Brothers
  • Donna Byrne in Concert
  • Trespass Music Monday: Whispering Tree
  • Pirates of Penzance: Adult Cast
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: An Evening of Shorts
  • Best of the Woods Hole Film Festival
  • Love, Loss, and What I Wore
  • Gallery Opening: Exposure; Beneath the Layers
  • Trespass Music Monday: Borello Bash
  • 15th Annual Art And Souls Costume Ball
  • Butterball
  • Sit A While with Kami Lyle 2015
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: A Christmas Carol 2015
  • Wine and Music Wednesday October 2015
  • Wine and Music Wednesday November 2015
  • Wine and Music Holiday Singalong 2015
  • Salon of Shorts
  • CCftA Annual Meeting
  • Wine and Music Wednesday, June 2015
  • Pirates of Penzance - Kid's Cast
  • 4th Annual Ukulele Celebration
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Talk Radio
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Sordid Lives
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Fresh Shorts
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: If All the Sky Were Paper
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: The Belle of Amherst
  • Music for the Sound
  • Isabeau Miller in Concert
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Trespass Music Monday: November Open Mic
  • Gallery Opening: Members Show
  • 2015 Members Talent Show
  • The Dumb Waiter
  • Cabaret Fest 2015
  • Wine and Music Wednesday March 2015
  • Wine and Music Wednesday April 2015
  • Wine and Music Wednesday May 2015
  • Wine and Music Wednesday July 2015
  • Wine and Music Wednesday August 2015
  • Wine and Music Wednesday September 2015
  • 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Gala

    Join us for Cotuit’s annual Run for the Roses! 

    Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Cotuit Style beginning with a hat parade (and contest).  Then place your bets and cheer your horse and jockey watching on our 26 ft. state of the art movie screen. ..with a mint julep in your hand, of course!   


  • Moms on Broadway 2015
  • House of Yes
  • Cape Cod Can presents Scary Gary's Graveyard of Golden Oldies Radio Show
  • Gallery Opening
  • Trespass Music Monday: Camela Widad
  • What the World Needs Now
  • The Beauty Queen of Leenane
  • Love is Blind: a musical tribute to Amy Winehouse presented by Emily Wade Adams
  • Trespass Music Monday with Chuck Williams and Michael Troy
  • An Irish Session
  • Larry Marsland: Songs of the Greatest Generation
  • Gallery Opening: Piece by Piece II