VOICES FOR A BROKEN HOUSE: A TRILOGY OF SHORT PLAYS
written and directed by Marguerite San Millan will be performed this July in Providence as part of the Fringe Festival
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The Cocoon Theatre Visual Arts will present the work of Carolyn Edlund and Staats Fasoldt from July 6th-29th at the Cunneen-Hackett Art Gallery, 12 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. There will be an opening reception on Friday,July 6th from 5-8pm featuring the music of Ben Basile Jazz Duo.
Gallery Hours are Friday-Sunday 1-5pm or by appointment.
DEAR FRIEND - actors, dancers, creatively bent!
Please audition for our upcoming original production - and help us spread the word …it’s happening fast!
Sunday, June 24 at 6 pm.
Tuesday, June 26 at 6 pm.
9 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie (Cunneen Office)
Ages 18 & upward to play roles of:
1 female dancer
Performs: Nov. 2-11
Cocoon Theatre holds auditions for its fall Mainstage Production - premiering an original, full-length play written by M. San Millan, entitled ‘…and walls’ to perform at Cunneen Theater in Poughkeepsie, Nov. 2-11.
‘…and walls’ deals with the destructive barriers within the human being, through an ensemble cast exploring class struggle, power play, man’s desire to overcome obstacles and seek understanding.
Call backs: Tues. July 10 at 6 pm. 9 Vassar St. Pok
Contact Director: Marguerite San Millan at Cocoon Theatre: 845-452-7870
Join us on Memorial Day for a triple-header reading of scripts in process. Magic, a short screenplay by Nancy O. Graham, is a comic caper in the form of an unusual custody battle. In The Warriors, a short play by Kate Udall, an archeologist grapples with a Viking ghost, who may have the loot she needs to solve mysteries of the past. Open Mike, a screenplay in rhyming verse by Peter Ferland, is about college students who find thousands of dollars in a second-hand couch—and return the money. Inspired by a true story.
Nancy O. Graham, curator of this soirée, is a Kingston-based actor and writer. Recent acting credits include The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl (Threshold Stage Company, Kittery, ME); Tiny Rooms, a performance installation by Grace Pendleton (Brooklyn, NY); and The Skin of Our Teeth (Voice Theatre, Woodstock, NY). Her prose and poetry have been published in such online journals as Pindeldyboz, BlazeVox, and Eratio, and anthologized in In|Filtration: Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley, edited by Anne Gorrick and Sam Truitt.
Peter Ferland lives in New Paltz. He wrote and directed the family web-series Pirate Birthday Party, which can be seen on his website: www.peterferland.com. He also made a documentary about boys' rites of passage called Tending Fires and numerous music and commercial web videos. He writes for children's television shows (Curious George, Arthur, Molly of Denali and a few others you've never heard of.) Open Mikeis in pre-production now, to be shot in the fall of 2018.
Kate Udall is an actor/playwright/audiobook narrator based in New Paltz.
She has appeared in off-broadway, regional, and international productions, including The Waves (Blue Heron Arts Center/Culture Project), The Seagull (White Heron@Second Stage), and the short film Gravity, which premiered at Slamdance ’11 in Park City, Utah. Look for her as Special Agent Tammy Hattley in Season Three of the Netflix series Daredevil, airing in fall of 2018.
Opening Reception on Friday, April 6, from 5-8 pm.
On April 1st, Easter Sunday, the gallery will be open by appointment between 1 and 5 pm. Call 845-663-6273 to drop in.
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 1-5 pm.
Exhibition open until April 29th, 2018.
This Friday, January 12, 6-8 pm. 12 Vassar St. Poughkeepsie, NY. Free.
Calling all artists and artists-to-be! All are invited to participate in this innovative art making workshop. 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.
Cocoon Theatre's annual No Theme Performance Festival supports emerging artists by providing space for experimentation and collaboration in original work. It celebrates the uniquely intimate performance experience, and opens up the pathways of deeper community engagement. One weekend only, you will find dance, theater, live music, visual art, comedy, poetry, and maybe even something you didn’t expect – all in one place. This year our festival will be on September 1, 2 & 3 but we need your help before then!
Help the Cocoon Theatre Carnival raise money for this year's No Theme, while enjoying a fun preview show. This fundraiser will be a night of food, performance, and a pop up shop of handmade goods for sale. Don’t miss our sideshows like the Yadda Yadda Twins, a Fortune Teller, a traveling singer/songwriter named Betty Ramble, a Singing Puppet, and a Feeble Bard. Plus a photobooth and portraitist! Join forces and have fun with us as we use a little art to make way for even more. Monday, July 31 at 7 pm. 9 Vassar Drive, Poughkeepsie. Admission $25.
This brain image is from The USC Stevens Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics. It reveals a dynamic architecture to that gelatinous organ that lies within our skull. As most people , artist Douglas Woolley has always had a fascination of what occurs and is occurring within that calcium dome. The Buddhist look for nirvana- the numinous moment where all is revealed, but to him the miraculous moment is now- this quotidian instant, the sense of “here” and of “still here” and of “will be here”.
This work, through misdirection and obfuscation makes a tangential attempt to illuminate this irruption into the whatever, this bubble of a moment, this ever articulating, ever changing, ever present sense of consciousness.
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.
Curated by Brandon LaDue