In this Three Stages post, Hortense Gerardo discusses her experience as Artist-in-Residence of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, writing and premiering the play The Medfield Anthology despite exceptional challenges. I saw the grounds of the former Medfield State Hospital (MSH) for the first time on Monday, March 4, 2019. It was dusk, and I was brought there by my … [Read more...]
Artists shed light on their creative process by focusing on three stages in the development of one work of art.
In this Three Stages post, Stefan Lanfer explores his play An Education in Prudence, which will premiere in February (Feb 9-24, 2018), produced by Open Theatre Project at St. Johns Church in Jamaica Plain. In February 2015, I was named a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellow for early work on my new play, An Education in Prudence. At that point, I had been working on it … [Read more...]
In Three Stages, artists explore one work of art through three stages in its development. Composer and musician Lainey Schooltree has undergone a years-long journey to create her rock opera Heterotopia. Heterotopia will have a concert performance and book release for its illustrated libretto on Friday, September 29, 2017, at OBERON in Cambridge. Here, she traces its … [Read more...]
Moving image artist Sarah Bliss and sculptor Rosalyn Driscoll (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellows '13) have just premiered their latest collaborative project, a four-channel, 30-minute, immersive sculptural video installation, Blindsight (6/11 – 7/19/15 at Boston Sculptors Gallery). Here, they retrace their journey through its maze. Inspiration Sarah Bliss: We … [Read more...]
Charlotte Meehan, Artistic Director of the interdisciplinary theatre group Sleeping Weazel, is about to premiere her play 27 Tips for Banishing the Blues (8/30-9/13, 8 PM, at Boston Playwrights' Theatre), the second in a trilogy of plays called The Problem with People. Here, she traces the sometimes nonlinear journey of creating that trilogy, through three stages in the … [Read more...]