Threadbare Theatre Workshop, The Royal Tar

Harbor Residents, 2018 | photo: Dan Rajter

Retreat to our Harbor

There's no better place for inspiration than this quiet, working coast.

The Harbor Residency at Opera House Arts provides artists with two of the most integral resources for the creation of new work: time and space.


Located in beautiful Stonington, Maine on Deer Isle, a retreat for artists, makers, poets, and writers for generations, the Opera House is an escape from the demands of day-to-day life, gifting residents room to be inspired and a chance to fully immerse themselves in the development of new work, all while enriching the community around them.


Riley Watts

Joins us as a Harbor Resident in the spring of 2020

Riley is a multidisciplinary dance artist and producer in Portland, Maine.

He works with dance improvisation, video art, sculpture, music, and live installations to experience states of consciousness through the hyper-articulate body in motion. Riley has been an artist-in-residence at SPACE, Bates Dance Festival, Hewnoaks Artist Colony, and will be a 2019-2020 Studio Resident for the Ellis Beauregard Foundation in Rockland, Maine.

Riley is a passionate arts advocate and producer in his home state of Maine since returning from Europe in 2016.  He is the co-creator of Portland Dance Month, an initiative to highlight the Fall season of dance & performance in Maine. Riley is a Performance Advisor at SPACE, where he helps produce the Moving in SPACE performance series, has been on the Advisory Council for Bates Dance Festival, and currently sits on the Board of Directors at Bangor Ballet. Riley continues to travel widely to perform in the work of choreographer William Forsythe, currently with A Quiet Evening of Dance.

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