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Presenting Ingoma Nshya: The drummers keeping the beat during The Book of Life

This season, Spoleto Festival USA presents the powerful US premiere of The Book of Life: a remarkable play about finding hope in the aftermath of tragedy, and finding a path forward after the unthinkable. Written and performed by Odile Gakire Katese, the work is based […]

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With 100+ performances this season, here’s how to decide what to see

Here are our best tips on how to decide what to see at Spoleto Festival USA 2023. It can feel near impossible to see it all (it’s not…). After all, Spoleto is 17 days. 9 venues. 100+ performances—there’s a lot to see this season…  Mena […]

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Worth a visit? Spoleto is a must

So is Spoleto worth a visit? Consistently named one of the best travel destinations, Charleston, South Carolina, is on the must-list for visits. In May, as temperatures warm, the scent of blooming jasmine wafts through the air and the city comes alive with activity. Outdoor […]

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The countdown to Spoleto Festival USA 2023 begins January 27

As I reflect on some of the challenges of the past few years and even the first weeks of 2023, I am immeasurably grateful to serve an organization that has brought decades of wonder to audiences and spurred positive growth for its community. Spoleto Festival […]

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Remembering Geoff Nuttall, by Mena Mark Hanna

Geoff Nuttall, co-founder and first violinist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet and Spoleto’s Charles E. and Andrea L. Director of Chamber Music, passed away last week after undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. Like many Charlestonians and Spoleto supporters, I shared a deep, abiding friendship […]

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With “a sweeping achievement” at its center, Spoleto Festival USA’s 46th season carries renewed energy and artistic vitality

From May 27 to June 12, 2022, audiences from 49 states and nine countries flocked to Spoleto Festival USA, the annual celebratory compendium of music, theater, opera, and dance, with more than 48,000 ticket holders and $2.7 million in sales. As the first full festival […]

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Four Hires Join Spoleto’s Executive Leadership Team

Ahead of its 47th season, America’s premier performing arts festival forges a plan for future growth On November 2, 2022, Spoleto Festival USA General Director and CEO Mena Mark Hanna announced the appointments of Brent Dickman (Chief Financial Officer), Dexter Foxworth (Chief Operating Officer), Liz […]

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