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Community Day @ The Watermill Center

May 22, noon2 pm.


Join The Watermill Center for Community Day: an afternoon of workshops, live music, and scavenger hunts across our 10-acre property!

About this Event
Community Day at The Watermill Center invites the public to experience its 10-acre property as a space to explore, relax, and get inspired. Community Day features a theatre workshop with Rachel Dickstein, live music by Molly Joyce, an interactive installation by Laurie Lambrecht, and Art Quest: a self-guided tour and scavenger hunt of The Center’s outdoor art collection.

About the Artists
Molly Joyce was recently deemed one of the “most versatile, prolific and intriguing composers working under the vast new-music dome” by The Washington Post. Her music has additionally been described as “serene power” (New York Times) and written to “superb effect” (The Wire). Her work is concerned with disability as a creative source. She has an impaired left hand from a previous car accident, and her primary instrument is the electric vintage toy organ, an instrument that engages her disability on a musical level. Her projects have been presented at TEDxMidAtlantic, Bang on a Can Marathon, Danspace Project, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Classical:NEXT, National Sawdust, and featured in outlets such as Pitchfork, Red Bull Radio, and WNYC’s New Sounds. Molly is a graduate of Juilliard, Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Yale, alumnus of the YoungArts Foundation, and currently serves on the composition faculty at New York University and Wagner College.

Laurie Lambrecht, a native of Bridgehampton, is a visual artist working in photography and fiber. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in the US and abroad. Her photographs are in the collection of museums, including the National Gallery of Art and the Parrish Art Museum. She has worked with theatre artist Robert Wilson at The Watermill Center intermittently since 1993. Recently Lambrecht has been a fellow at the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Rauschenberg Residency.

Ripe Time is an Obie-winning theatre company founded in 2000 and led by director and deviser Rachel Dickstein. Since 2000, Ripe Time has created eight large-scale ensemble works that have received three Obie Awards and nominations from the Drama Desk, the Drama League, and the Joe A. Calloway Award for outstanding direction. Our work has been commissioned by BAM, CTG, Annenberg Center for the Arts and presented at BAM Next Wave Festival, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Yale Rep No Boundaries, BAM-Fisher, the Baruch Performing Arts Center, The JCC in Manhattan, 3LD Art & Technology Center, the Ohio Theatre, PS 122, the Clark Studio at Lincoln Center, and LaMaMa, ETC, Ko Festival, and Voice and Vision.

Additional Information
As this event takes place outdoors, we strongly encourage proper footwear and attire. Pets are not allowed. Guests are encouraged to bring a water bottle.

Masks are mandatory, and all guests are required to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines. Space is limited, so we ask that guests spend no more than 45 minutes on-site after check-in.

Advanced registration is required. Please note that the workshop with Rachel Dickstein takes place on Community Day at 10:30 AM. The workshop requires separate reservations as space is limited.

If the cost of this event presents a financial barrier for you, please request a pay-what-you-can ticket by contacting [email protected] Spaces are limited. We will consider requests in the order that they are received.

photo copyright Laura Brichta


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