A newsletter to keep you informed about what's "up with arts."

Letter from the BOD President:
Dear Members and Friends,

Are you enjoying the hot weather?  The weather may be hot and school may be out, but we still have many activities and events taking place in July.

We are still accepting artwork for our next Art In The Hall exhibit.  The theme is Summertime Fun.  All mediums are welcome!  If you have something you'd like to enter into the show, read below for details.  Registration is easy and you'll get to show off your talent at Hudson Town Hall throughout the summer.

Our Summer Drama Workshop program begins next week!  This is our 30th year!  We hope you'll come and see all of the shows that the kids have to offer this year.  All shows are at Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School.  Come enjoy a few hours of some wonderful theater in an air conditioned auditorium.  Details below.

We are still accepting submissions for our One Act Play festival.  We are looking for show suggestions and more!  This is open to members and non-members.

Happy 4th of July!
Lisa Schliker -  REAA BOD President
Program Updates:
The River's Edge Players 

One Act Festival:

We will be sponsoring a One Act Play festival during the last weekend in October.  We are looking for the following submissions to be considered for the festival:
  • Original Plays to be considered for the festival.
  • Plays that people may want to direct.
  • Directors who are interested in either original plays or existing one-act plays.
All submissions are due July 20.  We will have a selection committee that will review submissions during late July / Early August.  Please send your submissions to: bod@upwitharts.org

Auditions will take place in mid-August.  Rehearsals will take place in September - October.  Be watching for more information on our website at:  http://upwitharts.org/theater/rivers-edge-players/
Summer Drama Workshop 2018

Come on out and support our young actors and actresses!

Here is a list of our performances which are open to the public.  All shows are presented in the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Auditorium:

Little Theater I presents  THE PRINCE'S BEDTIME July 20 at 1pm - Tickets $5.  
Buy your Little Theater I tickets here:  Little Theater I tickets
Children's Theater presents  DEAR EDWINA, JR. July 26 & July 26 at 7pm - Tickets $8.   Buy your Children's Theater tickets here:   Children's Theater Tickets
Little Theater II presents  THE GREAT WOLF MASHUP Aug 3 at 1pm - Tickets $5
Buy your Little Theater II tickets here:   Little Theater II tickets
Youth Theater presents  ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, JR. Aug 2 and Aug 3 at 7pm - Tickets $10
Buy your Youth Theater tickets here:  Youth Theater Tickets
There will be concessions sold at all shows.  Proceeds from the Ticket Sales and Concession sales go directly toward our Summer Drama Workshop program.

Don't miss our annual Summer Drama Showcase on Wednesday, July 25 
at Wood Park in Hudson at 6:30pm

The showcase will feature song from past shows performed by SDW Alumni in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the program.  The showcase will also provide a preview of the shows being performed this year.

Bring your chair and a picnic dinner and come join the fun!


Not a member?  Join us today! 

All members receive:
  • Membership card which can be used for discounts at many participating businesses. 
  • Reduced ticket prices to River's Edge Arts Alliance performances:
    • This includes our Winter Concert series and more!
  • Reduced participation fees for programs including Art in the Hall, River's Edge School of Music, River's Edge Choral, Summer Drama Workshop, and more!
  • E-newsletter featuring upcoming River's Edge Arts Alliance activities
  • Invitations to FREE exclusive Members Only Events
  • Personal satisfaction that comes from supporting the arts in your local area!
Personal Membership ($50/year)
Business Memberships ($75/year)
Arts Organization / Non-Profit Memberships ($60/year)

Membership fees help us financially meet our mission to:  E nrich lives and create community through the arts.

For more information on what our membership offers, please visit our webpage:
You can also renew your membership right on the site!  
River's Edge Arts Alliance Board and Staff:

2017 - 2018 Board of Directors
Lisa Schliker- President
Karen Bishop - Vice President
Kevin Santos - Treasurer
Danielle Neuffer - Secretary
Julie Bolduc
Julie-Anne Burdick
Anna Klashka
Ron Sorgman
Blane Stanczak - Junior Board member
Maya Levine - Junior Board member

Chief Administrative Officer - Danielle Griggs

To learn more about our leadership, please visit our leadership website:  

River's Edge Arts Alliance Classifieds

Seeking candidates to join our
Board of Directors

If you are passionate about the arts and want to help make a difference in the community, a BOD position may be for you!   As a board member, you will be expected to attend our monthly meetings, attend some of our programs, and provide support throughout your term.  Our current board has a variety of experience in the arts, education, business and more.

There is NO financial commitment to join our board, just a love of the arts and a passion to make the organization even stronger!  Please e-mail us at: bod@upwitharts.org for an application or for more information.


The River's Edge Arts Alliance is proud to be a member of the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce!