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SPACE on Ryder Farm Welcomes Adam Rapp, Young Jean Lee and More, Summer 2012


SPACE on Ryder Farm, a not-for-profit artist workshop center announces its 2nd season. Housed on an operating organic farm in picturesque Brewster, NY, SPACE will host over 100 artists as they develop 40 projects.

SPACE’s 2012 season will feature work-in-development from a thrilling crop of artists including: Adam Rapp (Nocturne, Red Light Winter, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2006), Young Jean Lee (two time Obie Award winner), Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Obie Award for the play and a Grammy award nomination for the movie), Naked Angels, Davis McCallum (February House, A Bright New Boise), Bekah Brunstetter (Be a Good Little Widow, Oohrah!), ARS NOVA, Molly Smith Metzler (Close Up Space, Elemeno Pea), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents), Erika Sheffer (Russian Transport), and many others.

SPACE on Ryder Farm exists to support and nurture artists by providing a workshop space singular in its ability to reinvigorate the artist’s spirit and their work. SPACE is the answer to dormant creativity, giving artists time and space to do what they do best: create.

Ryder Farm, SPACE's home, has been part of the Ryder family since 1795. The farm helped pioneer America's green movement in the 1970s, being one of the first New York farms to go organic. Artists in residence at SPACE have access to the entire 126-acre property which includes lakefront views, natural amphitheaters, and majestic woods, as well as outdoor and indoor rehearsal spaces, accommodations in the farm’s 1790s homestead and organic meals made from the farm’s produce.

To view a full listing of SPACE’s 2012 artists in residence and to learn more about the organization, click here.

Photo credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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