Harbor Residency Alums

We Cry Havoc: Woman In Combat

February 29-March 13, 2016

Women in Combat Theatre Project is a collaboratively written play exploring the inclusion of women into combat roles in the US military. In light of Defense Secretary Ash Carter's announcement that all combat positions will be open to women, we are committed to leading a project that bridges and explores the civilian-military divide through artistry and storytelling. We are collecting stories from current and former service members in New York, Maine and beyond. 

Jefferson Navicky

March 12-19, 2016

Jefferson Navicky will take part in a week-long writing residency, centered around the writing of a new play, still in its infancy. The play, which will have an essential absurdist element to it, revolves around a bear named Dexter, who leaves her home in the woods to try to make it as a stage actor. Dexter has a great amount of resolve and ambition, and sets about her task with urgency and agency.

Dale Young

March 29-April 10

Dale’s proposed project while in residency at Stonington Opera House is the generation of a  draft of a full length performance manuscript utilizing oral history, newspaper accounts,  government files, multiple actors, and scenic technology such as digital projection. The focus of the script, tentatively titled June 21st, is an exploration of the many lives of Susan Adamek.

Judith Sloan

March 29-April 3, 2016

Judith Sloan will be working on a new work-in-progress that was inspired by gathering stories from people in various parts of Maine in the summer of 2015 working title: "Who Belongs?" 


This is a project in very early development and the vision is to complete a poetic theatrical piece to be performed in summer of 2017.

Current Harbor

April 23-29, 2016

Current Harbor is thrilled to be participating in The Harbor Residency at Opera House Arts for the development, exploration, and generation of a brand new work about outer space! This interdisciplinary work is inspired by Dr. Ronald McNair and Dr. Mae Jemison, two incredible renaissance people who integrated the arts and science throughout their careers. Current Harbor is excited to be in Stonington to begin work on this brand new piece. This project’s starting point is big questions: What does it mean to be a contemporary explorer? Where do the art and science intersect? How does history, both personal and communal, affect our understanding of the cosmos? The information gathered during the residency will help inform this brand new work and help to tie currently undeveloped threads into a more cohesive experiment.

Threadbare Theatre Workshop

Sept 11-17, 2016

Kate Russell is a Brooklyn-based theatre artist, serving communities at home and abroad as an actor, director, writer, and teaching artist. She is the Founding Artistic Director of Threadbare Theatre Workshop and a 2015 Emerging Leader of New York Arts fellow. In addition to adapting and directing original stage adaptations of Moby Dick and The Waste Land, Kate has directed such plays as Sarah Kane’s Crave, Don Nigro’s Fair Rosamund & Her Murderer, George C. Wolfe’s The Hairpiece, and served as co-director for the first bilingual Korean-American presentation of The Vagina Monologues. She has performed in film and television as well as off-broadway and regionally for the past ten years.

For her residency, Kate worked on a new draft of her script Or, The Whale.

Wayward Home

January 2-15, 2017

​Inspired by Noah's Ark and migration stories, WAYWARD HOME is a musical folktale about a family's quest for home. Through original folk music and fantastical storytelling, a trio of performers untangle a universal tale of love, loss, and rebirth, and delve into the heart of the question "How do we learn to live when the world turns upside down?"

John Hadden

January 2-15, 2017

The End:

Sex, drugs, and the end of the world in 1969, at John DeLorean’s Malibu beach house. A magician, a corporate couple, a ravishing starlet, and Don Ankle, carpenter to the stars, await their host’s arrival. When he does finally arrive, violence over a poker game erupts, a cop comes to collect some (planted) cocaine, and the world softly explodes.

​Travels with a Masked Man:

A solo piece based loosely on Hadden's recent book Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me (Arcade, 2016). An ex-CIA officer ruminates darkly on the American Empire, the human animal, and himself; his grown son confronts him and a lifetime of unknowns. A play about deception, the game (espionage) and rough filial love.

Susan Douglas Roberts

May 11-24, 2017

​Susan Douglas Roberts – based in Texas and Maine - is the artistic director of wild goose chase dance. She is a contemporary dance maker, teacher, curator, and community builder. Her work has been presented across the USA and abroad in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe and Taiwan - most recently at the Centre National de la Danse Contemporaine in Angers FR. This summer her work, Berceuse, will be performed in St. John’s Newfoundland. She has enjoyed collaborations with composers, other choreographers, photographers, painters, print-makers, poets, and – always – with the dancers with whom she works. Dance writers have called her work “witty and winsome” “mysterious” and “imaginative.”  Recent honors include Fulbright Specialist awards to Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan) and the Universidad Rafael Landívar/Centro de Danza e Investigación del Moviemiento (Guatemala). Susan holds the rank of Professor in Dance in the School for Classical & Contemporary Dance at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth).




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