Sautee Open Mic Night is the place where community takes center stage. Whether your passion lies in the melodies of a captivating song, the dramatic flair of theatrical performance, the graceful movements of dance, or the infectious laughter of comedy, Sautee Open Mic Night beckons all forms of expression to take center stage and captivate the audience.

Please note that due to potential mature content, this event is 18 and up.

Where: Historic Gym
Date: Friday, July 26
Time: Door Sign Ups begin at 7:30pm. Show Starts at 8:00pm
Cost: Pay What You Will

SOLful Days of Play
Tuesday, June 25 - simple supper, 6pm
Thursday & Friday, June 27-28, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, June 29, 10:30am - 3:30pm

Get a taste of Sautee Outdoors Live in a midsummer gathering for SOLful Days of Play. SOLful Days of Play is a summer camp for everybody! Join us for a series of "Playfuls," easy and fun 45-minute workshops that will ignite your imagination and spark connections with others. Led by local and visiting arts professionals, these experiences are open to everyone, offering a chance to explore, create, and have fun together. "Playfuls" offer a small taste of different ways to be creative, together.

The Days of Play begin on Tuesday June 25 with a "Simple Supper" at 6pm that will offer a delicious meal, a glimpse of the days to come, and time to meet the SOLful artists prior to the weekend's activities.

Thursday and Friday evenings, June 27 and 28, from 6pm to 9pm the Days of Play begin. Each evening, we will offer at least six different activities in this choose-your-own-adventure journey into having fun around the Center's campus. Saturday June 29 the day begins at 10:30am and ends around 3:30pm, with a full set of activities and a closing parade around the grounds. Volunteer Opportunities

Come for one day or come for all three, and the dinner! Descriptions of some of the Join Us! "Playfuls" are offered below.

  • Movement Meditation / Silent Walk: Start at the Peace Garden and join a guided movement meditation led by "dance whisperer" Celeste Miller that will focus on our natural surroundings, observing details, and reflecting through gentle movement gestures. We will move slowly and amble our way (whether on foot, wheels, or golf cart) to the lawn in front of the outdoor stage. Each Silent Walk/Movement Meditation will be slightly different, it depends on who is in the group!
  • Movement Choir: Movement Choirs are simple, participatory, all ages and abilities choirs of unison movement developed from gestural expressions created by those participating in this guided process by "dance whisperer" Celeste Miller. Each Movement Choir will be slightly different, it depends on who is in the group!
  • Dance for Every Body: Using themes from "A Midsummer Night's Dream," we will collectively co-create small all-inclusive dances (to be done standing or seated). Guided by "dance whisperer" Celeste Miller.
  • Cooperative Contact: Give and Take, Push and Pull, Guide and Follow. Movement class in partners with Penny Pinson, modern dancer.
  • What Magical Beings Exist in Your Life: This installation of drawings, writings, and sculptures will welcome participants to join in a magical maker space whenever they want and stay for as long as they desire. This Playful will be self-directed with clear instructions and materials provided. Designer Jeff Becker will be on hand to ensure things move smoothly and grow into an immersive installation throughout the week.
  • Sanctuaries and Shrines: Using found objects and simple materials, this Playful will create its own magical sanctuary that will enshrine something that is pre-existing at the Center. This might be a beautiful tree, a flower or a trash can. This Playful with Jeff Becker will explore how the mindful and inventive placement of objects like stones in a circle, the re-positioning of existing objects or utilizing natural features in the landscape in creative ways can turn ordinary spaces into sanctuaries.
  • Playing Shakespeare: Welcome to Willie's World! Led by theatre director Brent Glenn, using some of Shakespeare's most exotic characters, we will read and then translate the language into fun, dynamic presentations using outdoor settings around the Center. Let's take the stuffiness out of Shakespeare's work.
  • Make Music Lit! Before electronic music, and even before musical instruments, nature, our voices, and the things around us created music to tell stories! Let's take a quiet journey of reading and make it come alive! In this session with Cornelia native and musician Kay Howard, we will take children's books and poetry and work together to bring the stories to life.
  • Story Circles: Join producer Lisa Mount for a sweet dive into our shared memories of people and places, telling our own stories to one another and finding all that we have in common.
  • So Many Versions of A Midsummer Night's Dream: If you like to watch, we'll be screening historical videos of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Scenes Unseen: Ever wish you could see a bit more of certain characters or moments onstage? Scenes Unseen allows you to do just that! Through our collective imagination, we'll use tableaus that will progress into short scenes that explore the world of Midsummer beyond what's on the page. Lead by Ebony Jordan.
  • And more! Stay tuned for more Playfuls as the event nears!
PROOF written by David Auburn, directed by: Ben Perrin
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On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness or genius will she inherit?

Performances: Thursday - Sunday, July 18-21 in Center Theater.
Start times: see calendar.
Tickets: $15 Member, $18 Non-Member, $10 Student. Tickets