About Us




Modern Dance

Andres' Art



Welcome to Cocoon Theatre's Web site! We are an educationally-minded, non-profit, member-based, performing arts organization dedicated to bringing fine visual & performing arts classes, workshops & performances to all ages - with an emphasis on exploring the creative process, choosing thought-provoking material relevant to society today - with a wish to foster the growth of the individual, and to share in the building of sound communities and a strong world society!

If you have any suggestions for this site, please call us or e-mail us at margueritesanmillan@yahoo.com.

Cocoon Moves to Poughkeepsie

New classes will be held in the Rhinebeck/Red Hook area starting in January, as well as classes offered in the new Poughkeepsie space. Please let us know if you wish to be added to our email list by responding (msanmillan@aol.com) or calling 452-7870. Lots of changes will be happening, and we want to make sure you remain included.


More details coming, but don't miss this exciting evening with new dance and theater, as well as scenes from past productions. Potluck - bring a dish and a friend to share at this free performance open to all!

Our new Soiree in the Parlor Series

Goodbye Rhinebeck


Cocoon Theatre celebrates the culmination of its inspiring 15-year run at 6384 Mill Street in Rhinebeck, NY. with an evening entitled “YOU SAY GOODBYE …” on Saturday, September 27 at 7:00 pm. Tkts: $15 suggested donation. Pay at the door by cash or check - bring a dish and a gift to share. P.O. Box 793, Rhinebeck NY 12572. www.cocoontheatre.org 845-876-6470.

The evening features the explosive talents of duet team Chelsea Murphy and Magda San Millan hailing from Philly with their new touring piece mixing dance, theater & social satire, as well as performances by Cocoon artists, for an exciting farewell with hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction of artwork by Cocoon’s Creative Director, Andres San Millan, and other surprises.

Cocoon Theatre is moving its office to 9 Vassar Street, Garden Suite, Poughkeepsie, NY. 12601 (in the newly vacated Dutchess County Arts Council space). Cocoon will continue working out of their Rhinebeck/Red Hook/Hyde Park area with fall classes being held locally.

Cocoon is excited to announce a new season performing in the beautiful, historic Cuneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie in 2015, as well as the distribution of a recent $10,000 grant from The Ellis L. Phillips Foundation, allowing reduced tuition and outreach programming during 2015. Schools and individuals are encouraged to contact Cocoon for a meeting if interested in reaping the benefits of Cocoon’s unique offerings, such as a new touring option of “The Illustrated Man,” a recent adaptation of six Ray Bradbury short stories, available for school bookings.


Please sign our guestbook!


Hardscrabble Parade

Cocoon remembers

2011/2012 Calendar

Cocoon Theatre    6384 Mill Street (Rt. 9), Rhinebeck, NY 12572     (845) 876-6470