Join us for our 5th year in a row - a weekend full of dance, theater, installation, visual art, comedy, and live music!
PLUS an ongoing September art gallery showing tactile and textile artwork by Catskills artists Becca VanK and Christin Ripley entitled "PLUSH ZONE". Opens Friday, August 31 @ 6pm.
No Theme shows:
Friday, August 31 @ 7 pm
Saturday, September 1 @ 7 pm
Sunday, September 2 @ 3 pm
9 Vassar St, Poughkeepsie NY
$20/night or $40/wknd
Students & seniors $15/night or $35/wknd
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
h a p p y b i r t h d a y n o t h e m e !
Cocoon Theatre Visual Arts Initiative will host DesignX3 from March 2 - April 1st.
Friday - Sunday 1-5 pm (or by appointment)
Join us for the Opening Reception March 2nd: 5-8 pm featuring the music of Ben Basile Jazz Duo.
Come see Ceramics by Judy Sigunick, Fiber by Mary Flad, and Glass by Jeep Johnson.
For further information, please contact Andres San Millan at firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Vassar Street
Photographs by Elizabeth Ibarra that celebrate the female form, unapologetically.
Opening reception with live music: February 2nd, 6-8 pm.
Exhibition dates: February 2nd-28th, 2018.
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 1-5 pm, and by appointment.
12 Vassar St. Poughkeepsie, NY.
Ring in the new year with Cocoon Theatre by participating in this innovative art making workshop. Calling all artists and artists-to-be! Bring your paints, pencils, brushes etc, to use and share, and try out some new materials from our supply. Using simple instructions of improvisation and teamwork, we will collaborate on each others' works and make art in the collective spirit. By the end of the evening, we will hang the show in our Cunneen-Hackett galleries which will be displayed until the end of the month. Led by multi-disciplinary artist and Creative Director of Cocoon Theatre: Andres San Millan.
12 Vassar St. Free!
A retrospective of short films straddling art and local activism over the last five years.
Tickets $10, bring a dish to share. Don't miss our last soiree of 2017!
Join us to see Andres San Millan's new float inspired by the magnificence of the architecture of the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, Cocoon Theatre's home. Constructed in collaboration over a long few months, we welcome all to enjoy our ode to Poughkeepsie on the night dedicated to celebrating her magic.
Cocoon Theatre premieres to the public:
‘Woman As Hunter’, a 16 foot high driftwood sculpture created by artist Andres San Millan on Saturday June 17 at 5 pm, on Cocoon’s front lawn, 9 Vassar St., Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Collaborative Art: 265 colorful hand drawn portraits of fifth graders on backgrounds created by each student as part of an AIE residency.
Metal works by Humberto Rodriguez Maya.
New cement and driftwood figure sculptures by ASM.
Performance by spoken word Artist and Dutchess County Poet Laureate, Poet Gold
The event, in conjunction with CHAC and part of Poughkeepsie Open Studios Tour, is free and open to the general public, including live music, theatrical performance surprises, and a community barbecue.
Join us on Monday, April 24 at 7 pm for two monologues written and performed by Norm Magnusson; about searching for the self, and searching for love in the digital era. Bring a dish to share!
9 Vassar St. Poughkeepsie, NY.
A performance by Jocelyn Johnson-Kearney
Child of a Civil Rights barrier-breaker in the Hudson Valley shares her memories of growing up in an all-white environment the 1960's. A writer and former activist with a playwriting degree from Howard University, Ms. Kearney combines her sharing of a unique and powerful story with drama, visual imagery and sound for a dynamic performance that is not to be missed.
Monday, March 27, 2017, 7 pm.
$10 / 9 Vassar St., Cunneen Parlor
Bring a potluck dish to share!
Two weekends of performances, lectures, open discussions, visual art and music, surrounding three rarely seen Samuel Beckett plays performed by Cocoon Actors' Theater:
A Piece of a Monologue
The Old Tune
November 4 - 13, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm., and Sundays at 3 pm. Tkts: $25
12 Vassar St., Cunneen-Hackett Theatre in Poughkeepsie
Pay @ Door by cash, check, or credit card.
OR CLICK HERE to pay online!
Call to reserve: 845-452-7870
‘Not I’ and ‘A Piece of a Monologue’ are presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
‘The Old Tune’ by Samuel Beckett, an adaptation of Robert Pinget’s La Manivelle copyright ©
1960 by les Editions de Minuit. Translation copyright © 1961 by the Estate of Samuel Beckett. Used through arrangement with Georges Borchardt, Inc. and Editions de Minuit, on behalf of the Estate of Samuel Beckett. All rights reserved.
9 Vassar St., Cunneen-Hackett Parlor.
Join us for a Soiree in the Parlor sharing selected scenes form the upcoming Festival, with audience discussion. Potluck event, bring a dish and come dressed as your favorite Beckett character to win prizes! Selected scenes from our festival's 3 plays, audience discussion, and of course, food!
A SOIREE IN THE PARLOR FEATURING WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BIZARRE AND FRIGHTENING WORLD OF A CREATIVE; A SERIES OF MOVEMENT AND POETRY VIGNETTES, CREATED IN KNOWN AND UNKNOWN LEVELS OF THE MIND.
2016 Soiree in the Parlor Series presents Two Solo Works performed by Douglas Woolley and directed by Marguerite San Millan: one written by Douglas Woolley and the other by Cocoon favorite Samuel Beckett. Made possible in part by Samuel French, Inc.
Monday, June 27, 7 pm. Cunneen Parlor. $10 / bring a dish !
2016 Soiree in the Parlor Performance Series presents
THE LITTLE YEARS
a reading of the play by John Mighton
The life of a woman whose childhood aspirations collide with the barriers of convention Directed by Ellen Honig
Mon, May 30 at 7 pm. $10 (bring a dish)
So happy to have two Native American speakers in our newest Soiree. So much we don't know when it comes to Native American Nations, their past and present. Come prepared to talk, ask questions, dialogue with Lakota speakers Mag-La-Que and Gill Crying Hawk. 7 pm @ 9 Vassar Street!
This exciting all-new workshop is all about creating staged performances of your favorite movie scenes. This season we have two rehearsal locations -- one in Barrytown, the other in Poughkeepsie -- so check out our What's Happening Now page for more info, or call to enroll today. Don't dilly dally because it all starts on March 15! 845-452-7870
Join us February 29th @ 7 pm for live readings from local Poughkeepsie poets curated by Poet Gold.
Join us this January to celebrate a most exciting transitional year as Cocoon began to weave new silks in Poughkeepsie. We will share scenes from the past 2015 productions, as well as sneak previews for 2016. Enjoy performances in dance, theater, music and art, as well as find out about upcoming classes. Potluck and live music to follow!
COCOON ACTOR’S THEATRE
By Peter Shaffer
Sat, Nov. 14 at Noon &/or Sun, Nov. 15 at 10 am., 2015
Cunneen-Hackett theater building, 12 Vassar St. dance studio, 2nd floor.
All roles open for this cast of sixteen, ages 18 & up.
Seeking multi-racial actors, dancers/movers, & percussionists.
Two roles, male & female, can look 16-25 yrs. old, appear nude briefly in a scene.
Performs April, 2016 at Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in POK.
Rehearsals scheduled some M-Th nights,
and some Sat and Sun. morn. &/or afternoons at Cocoon in POK.
Starts slowly in Nov. & Dec., more frequent in Jan., Feb., March.
Equus, written in 1973, tells the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat
a young man who blinded six horses.
The play uses a chorus of ‘horses’ to dance/move throughout the play, as well as live percussionists, who also appear in some scenes as people.
Come prepared to read from the script & move. Call to register. (845-452-7870).
Cocoon Actor’s Theater is in community theater format,
meaning all roles are open and no pay is involved.