Center for the Performing Arts (Aired on May 17 & 18, 2014)
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Rotarian Lou Trapani (Rhinebeck), Artistic and Managing Director of The Center for the Performing Arts, located a short distance east of Rhinebeck, NY, is interviewed by co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell, both former performers themselves. The Center began as a project of the Rhinebeck Theater Society and was first (1994) housed in a tent, with the permanent building, known as “the Barn,” opening in 1998. It is now open 360 days a year and houses productions of several theater companies as well as a summer arts day camp and a teen musical theater called “Kids on Stage.” Other productions include a choreographer’s showcase and a jazz weekend.