The Afterglow Festival is a gathering to Provincetown of both renowned and under-the-radar innovative stage artists evolving the world of live performance today. Afterglow honors Provincetown as the birthplace of the Modern American Theater, championing its evolutionary spirit by presenting staged works from performing artists across a wide spectrum of forms. Afterglow serves as an international destination for performing artists to express their creativity and vision while fortifying Provincetown's unique historical standing as a center for vanguard stage craft. Founded by Quinn Cox and John Cameron Mitchell, Afterglow renews the centennial artistic bond between Greenwich Village and Provincetown, enriching the cultural heritage of this great Cape Cod hamlet, making it a post-seasonal destination for international artists and audiences alike. Afterglow fills a niche in the Provincetown arts scene long left vacant. In a performance landscape of community theater productions and commercial entertainments, Afterglow galvanizes professional, progressive artists and intelligent, appreciative audiences. The festival name recognizes the season in which it occurs, post Labor Day and full summer glare, a most beautiful and inspiring time in Provincetown. Afterglow invites performers and the public to bask in the glittering light of pure, live artistic expression. The Afterglow Festival is an annual stage arts festival in Provincetown that presents innovative artists, both emerging and renowned. Founded by Quinn Cox and John Cameron Mitchell, Afterglow honors Provincetown as the birthplace of the Modern American Theatre, and renews the centennial artistic bond between Greenwich Village and Provincetown. Since its inception in 2011, Afterglow has presented an array of progressive and professional artists, including MacArther and Guggenheim fellows, as well as Tony, Academy, Obie, and GLAAD award winners, to thousands of appreciative audience members. Since 2015, Afterglow has collaborated with Harvard's American Repertory Theater, to produce the yearly Glowberon series at ART's second stage, Oberon, in Cambridge, MA, where Cox also premiered a new Glow Festival in summer, 2017. With Oberon/ART, Cox has been able to present the powerful and innovative work of its artists in a new market and strengthen ties between the Boston and Provincetown-area arts scenes. Going forward, Afterglow intends to strengthen its ties throughout New England, building out a roster of New England artists to present across the region, as well as presenting and community partners. Afterglow is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501 (c)(3) organization serving the arts community-at-large. Contributions made to the Afterglow Festival are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit