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Christopher Williams Dance Work in Progress Showing with Q&A

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Christopher Williams Dance will be in residency in September 2021.  During their time at Bethany, they will present a work-in-progress showing of both solo and group material for the supernatural characters in their developing evening-length work “Narcissus” performed by an all male cast of acclaimed contemporary dancers. The showing will also include a question and […]

Teen Choir and Monologue Writing with Artists in Residence Molly Horan and Amy Engelhardt

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Molly Horan and Amy Engelhardt are writing a musical about teenagers recognizing their power and inner strength.  Amy and Molly will be teaching a Master Class coordinated with the Ossining Schools and Theater O (not open to the general public). Over the course of their two-week residency at Bethany, Molly Horan and Amy Engelhardt will be be working through […]

Invisi(bilty), a Work in Progress and Talkback with Playwright in Residence Nikki Brake-Sillá

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Nikki Brake-Sillá will read excerpts from her work in progress “Invisi(bility)” which strives to illuminate race as a phenotypic construct. The play brings disability into conversation with the current state of a “post” racial America when Gabriela Johnson, a Black attorney with Crohn’s disease and lupus, argues for Blackness to be included amongst the list […]

Reading and Creative Writing Workshop with Writer in Residence Tochukwu Okafor

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

The combination of artist talk and writing workshop is to invite the public into Tochukwu’s process as a writer and to offer an opportunity to develop a fresh idea for a story. Creative writing is often seen as an elusive endeavor, meant for only the gifted or those with the innate ability to create worlds […]

Sleep That Knits Up: A Play Reading and Talkback with Artist in Residence Kate Abbruzzese

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Kate Abbruzzese will share an excerpt from her full-length play, "Sleep That Knits Up", an exploration of femininity and motherhood through the lens of Macbeth, followed by a brief talk back. REGISTER HERE This event is being held in-person at Bethany Arts Community. For your safety, and the safety of our artists and staff, attendance […]

Wild/Tame: A Talk and Reading with Artist in Residence Michael Caines

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Michael Caines will be discussing the historical, political, religious, pop-culture and childhood themes in his 30 years of art making. The main childhood themes will be in the realm of addiction, mental health, and childhood trauma. Throughout this discussion the audience is also welcomed to participate in giving feedback and sharing stories of their own. […]

Eulogizing Through Collage with Artist in Residence, Maggie Kubley

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Join multi-media artist Maggie Kubley in a collage workshop that aims to give participants the satisfaction of creating something that eulogizes someone or something that is important to them. Participants will use scissors, glue, tape, paper mementos they brought from home, and Kubley's collection of found paper to create collages that are meant to memorialize […]

A Musical Performance and Talk with Artists in Residence Summer Kodama

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

“Legible” A Musical Performance and Talk with Artists in Residence Summer Kodama is a presentation of solo performance pieces composed during the residency and inspired by literary projections of the Asian American/Pacific Islander experience. The performance will showcase multi-tracked double bass, spoken word and electronics. Through research of various literary works of East Asian and […]

ReWritten, Work in Progress Showing with Artists in Residence Matthew Cumbie, Tom Truss and Diane Samuels

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Join dancemakers Tom Truss and Matthew Cumbie and visual artist Diane Samuels for "ReWritten, a works-in-progress" showing that shares aspects of their performance and community engagement project. ReWritten uses the often silenced intimate relationship between Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne as a portal to reflect on friendship, writing, social morés, and notions of queerness. As […]

Storytelling using Silk paintings with Artist in Residence, Carole Bonicelli

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

During this talk and hands-on demonstration, Carole will share her artistic process from the beginning of an idea for a story – or a painting - through to final completion of a project. After explaining her process, she will invite workshop participants to join her in a hands-on demonstration. Each participant will go home with […]

“Here To See You” Reading and Generative Poetry Workshop with Poet, Jenny Browne

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Jenny Browne will be reading an excerpt of from her sequence of experimental ekphrastic poems “Here To See You”. Jenny will then be conducting a generative poetry workshop is open to all experience levels and will introduce participants to ekphrasis (writing in response to other works of art) as well as provide some hands-on tips […]

Artist Talk and Performance with Composer in Residence, Seong Ae Kim

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Composer Seong Ae Kim will talk about her aesthetic and her composition with the performance of her work. The content based on Seong Ae Kim’s work will revolve around raising awareness about racial discrimination, immigrant issues, and to empower people in the community to speak against AAPI hate crime. REGISTER NOW This event is being […]

Reading & Artist Talk with author AJ Bermudez

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

In this public program, award-winning writer and director AJ Bermudez will share a reading from her new collection of short stories, centered on themes of privilege, place, and the convergence of industry and evolution. She will discuss the power of cross-disciplinary writing, the significance of merging intellect with artistry, and how stories can be leveraged […]

Work in Progress Performance and Talk Back: It Follows by Martinez E-B

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Martinez E-B will perform “It Follows”, a work in progress storytelling piece that is based on his grandfather's decision to change his family name and explores how that past decision impacted the events of his life. The performance includes work created during his residency. The audience is invited to comment, discuss, and to share their personal experiences […]

Consent Live with Artist in Residence Andre Veloux

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Participants form a group open to collaborating on the theme of artistic representation and discussion around consent. Participants will be asked to work in a consensual way to build an artwork from Lego bricks and then discuss issues around the topic of sexuality and consent. Those who would like to contribute to the project are […]

Work in Progress Showing and Artist Talk with Rebecca Gual

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

During this informal showing of new dance work created by Rebecca Gual the artist will share works in progress and offer an artist talk with Q&A about her process, how she has been making work in these challenging times, as well as ideal next steps for their works.  Rebecca is performing a piece that addresses […]

llustrations with Artist in Residence Michael Feinberg

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Michael Feinberg’s public program will offer live performances of his new works and as well as reworkings of traditional pieces. The music will feature solo bass, as well as accompanied pieces, and improvisations. The acoustic and electric bass will be the main component of this performance REGISTER HERE This event is being held in-person at […]

Creative Tools with Liz Lerman

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

What happens when we cross borders, cross disciplines, and cross domains? How can that serve our personal inquiry, our professional development, and the building of knowledge? Liz will lead participants in a movement workshop based in her own creative tools which can be applied in rehearsals and beyond. REGISTER During the residency, Liz will work […]

Artist Talk with Liz Lerman, Sustaining a work over time: the phases of making together

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Join a discussion among the creators of Wicked Bodies about how personal lives and art making collide and come together, how works change within the context of the times, and how a group of artists continue to meet and try to make something. REGISTER During the residency, Liz Lerman will work with her creative team […]

Artist in Residence: Wicked Bodies, a work in process and talkback, with Choreographer Liz Lerman

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Liz Lerman and her cast will share excerpts of Wicked Bodies, a new dance-theater piece, from their two-week residency at Bethany. The piece asks why is some knowledge celebrated, some criminalized, and some erased altogether? And who gets to document, describe and save the remnants? In the presence of magic both old and new, and […]

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