December 4th – 7th, 2014
The Mohawk Arts Collective and Cloud City proudly present a four-day festival of new work from artists featured at The Barn in Bass Harbor, Maine.
Since 2008, over a hundred artists have come to the Barn to work on new performance pieces in mediums including theater, dance, music, opera, clown, lecture, puppetry, film, comedy, durational art and many interdisciplinary combinations. This year for the first time, Cloud City, the multidisciplinary artspace in Williamsburg, will host the new work developed this summer at the Barn. Each evening features a different lineup of extraordinary artists and ends with a dance party.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4TH
from Eric Powell Holm
LOST. REMEMBER. GRAVITY
Movement Art by John Gutierrez
'A physical exploration of the things we lean on in our lives.'
AN EXPLORATION: WANTS, NEEDS, HOPES, EXPECTATIONS
A Multidisciplinary Performance Piece by Me’lissa Smith
‘Pokes and prods at the themes of Wanting, Needing, Hoping, and Expecting.’
ANNABEL & BET
A Folk Musical by Sophia Holtz
‘A musical retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in a Depression-era traveling circus.’
LIFE IS AWESOME
A Silent Film by Mohawk Arts Collective (Andrew Simon, Brittany Parker, Peter Logue)
‘A love story with music and less words.’
Hip Hop Dance Party
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5TH
from Sophia Holtz
A Silent Film by 3 Sticks (Katie Melby and Andrew Lynch)
‘One of the adventures of Marvin the Invisible Dog.’
Theater With Music by Elizabeth May
'Genealogy, original music, a family story. Twins.'
UNTITLED TECH STARTUP CEO PIECE
New Performance by Tiny Little Band (Jerry Leiblich and Stefanie Abel)
‘An in-process exploration of myth, heroism, and why people think they’re so damn special. Or something else altogether.’
BEFORE AND AFTER
Music from a new musical by Laura Grill and Misha Chowdhury
THE TRAVELING MUSICIANS OF BREMENTOWN
New Music-Theater by 3 sticks
‘The world’s greatest animal glam rock band gets back together for a special reunion performance.’
Rocking and Rolling Dance Party
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
Music from the Barn House Band
Theater in 3 Shortz by Sarah Todes
‘Bite-size Dramedies about Snacks’
An Opera by Mallery Avidon & Jeff Aaron Bryant
Designed by Asta Bennie Hostetter
Directed by Elena Heyman
‘It’s about the internet and teenagers and what it would be like if we were 17 now. Or about what it is to be 17 now: looking for yourself, finding yourself, or at least Googling yourself.’
THE DANGEROUS GAME
A Film by 3 Sticks (Andrew Lynch and Katie Melby)
‘A woman on a secret mission fights for her darkest desires.’
FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHT
Film/Theater by the Mohawk Arts Collective (Peter Logue, Eric Powell Holm, Brittany Parker, and Andrew Simon)
‘A double feature on youth resistance in Nazi Germany.’
So Swing Dance Party
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
New versions of old songs
from Carl Ferm, Ben Moniz, and Brittany Parker
THE NEW WORLD
New performance by Misha Chowdhury and Co.
‘From poetry by Carrie Fountain, a new poetic theater event about loss and youth and sex and longing.'
THE LOTTERY TICKET
A Short Film by Mohawk Arts Collective (Peter Logue, Brittany Parker, and Andrew Simon)
'An adaptation of a short story by Anton Chekhov.'
SMILE SWAMP PRINCESS
A Rock Opera by Justin Johnson and Megan Lui
'A tragic, glittery love story about a swamp princess and a space cowboy.'
THE DISCO ABYSS OF ECHO AND NARCISSUS
New comedy/theater by Lindsey Hope Pearlman
'A contemporary retelling of the myth of Echo & Narcissus, featuring Donna Summers and an iPhone 6.'
90’s Dance Party