Coming to the country to create...
Weston's Artists Retreat provides individual and collaborating artists (writers, composers, directors, actors, choreographers, music directors, designers, artistic directors, and dramaturgs) an opportunity to further a new project with an all-expense paid week on our rural village campus.
Eight to ten participants receive round-trip transportation from NYC or the equivalent, single bedroom with shared kitchen and bath in company housing, private workspace, meals/per diem, administrative support, and access to the theatre’s artistic staff, if needed. Occasional informal readings possible. Artists gather most evenings for dinner in their residences, private homes, or at a local inn. The week culminates in an informal salon where participants share their work and process with interested community members.
Weston was invaluable to the development of THE LION. It’s a gloriously beautiful, deeply inspiring place. I wrote "Cookie-tin Banjo" sitting by the little river that ran past the back of my Weston house. - Benjamin Scheuer (The Lion)
- 2016 Writing/Composing Team Avi Amon & Julia Gytri, Writers Steven Drukman, David Holthouse & Markus Potter, Composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver, Playwright/composer Riley Thomas & Director Markus Potter, and Actress Erin Maya
- 2015 Writing/Composing Teams Andrea Moore & Matt Gould and Director Griffin Matthews, Aaron Jafferis & Byron Au Yong, Polly Pen & James Magruder, Composer/Lyricist Alan Schmuckler, Writer John Walch
- 2014 Writing/Composing Teams Cara Reichel & Peter Mills, Glenn Slater & Wendy Leigh Wilf, Marisa Michelson & Jason Grote and Director Erin Ortman, Hunter Bell & Eli Bolin and Writer/Director Lee Overtree
- 2013 Writing/Composing Teams Laura Harrington, Adam Gwon & Jenny Giering; Gordon Leary & Julia Meinwald; Writer/Composer/Performer Benjamin Scheuer and Director Sean Daniels
- 2012 Writers Maribeth Graham, Christine Toy Johnson, Lance Rubin, Jason “Sweet Tooth” Williams, Marc Wolf; Composers Joe Iconis, Dana Rowe; Director Kay Matschullat
- 2011 Writers Chiori Miyagawa, James Still; Composing Teams Will Aronson & Daniel Mate, Evan & Mike Yionoulis
- 2010 Writers Sharon Bridgforth, Sarah Hammond, Susan Mosakowski; Composing teams Randy Blair & Timothy Michael Drucker, Zach Redler & Sara Cooper
- 2009 Director/Writer Steve Cosson; Director/Adaptor Stephen Fried; Writer/Composer Adam Gwon; Actor/Writer Dael Orlandersmith; Writer Betty Shamieh
- 2008 Composing Team Hunter Bell & Jeff Bowen, Director Michael Berresse, Music Director Larry Pressman; Composing Team Aaron Jafferis & Ian Williams; Writer/Composer Polly Pen.
The 2017 Artist Retreat Salon will take place on May 6 at 4:00 PM.