May 16 - June 5Go to Residency section for full details
Atlantic Center for the Arts hosts Residency #181 with Mentoring Artists Sibyl Kempson, playwright, and Suzanne Bocanegra, visual artist, and 12 Associate Artists from across the United States.
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During their three-week stay, the Associate Artists will spend a portion of the day working with the Mentoring Artists, in group meetings, workshops, casual conversations, and activities to expanded their work.
The two Mentoring Artists have worked together in the past and will be collaborating on a new project while at ACA. To learn more about theses fascinating artists, their work, and the residency, please join us for the two Artist Talks scheduled for May 25 and May 27 at 5 PM . The programs are free to everyone via Zoom. Preregistration is required.
Sibyl Kempson, Playwright
Sibyl Kempson is the recipient of a 2018 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for an American Playwright at Mid-Career, given to writers working indisputably at the highest level of achievement. She is a 2014 USA Artists Rockefeller Fellow, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and an alumnus of New Dramatists. Kempson and collaborator David Neumann’s play, I Understand Everything Better, received a Bessie Award for Outstanding Production in 2015.
Artist Talk via Zoom, May 25, 5PM. Free registration available HERE for zoom program
“One thing that makes Bocanegra’s work so smart and powerful in dealing with the relentless characterizations of women as lost and misguided and in need of one kind of surveillance or another is her deft use of farce and satire. In this case, she comically juxtaposes high culture’s fetishizing of rural life with the drudgery of rural reality, simultaneously skewering the trends of high culture in both contemporary America and eighteenth-century France.” –Robert Sullivan, The New Yorker
Artist Talk via Zoom, May 27, 5PM. Free registration available HERE for zoom program