SPACE on Ryder Farm Sets 2015 Season
SPACE on Ryder Farm, a nonprofit artist residency program announces its 5th season. Housed on Ryder Farm in picturesque Brewster, NY, SPACE will host over 150 artists as they develop 75 projects.
SPACE's 2015 flagship residency program will feature works in development from a thrilling group of artists including Stew (Passing Strange), Sarah Burgess (Dry Powder), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon), Sibyl Kempson (Fondly, Collette Richland), Fiasco Theater, Monica Bill Barnes Dance Company, New Neighborhood, The Lilly Awards Foundation, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal), Daisy Foote (Him), Madeleine George (The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence) and many more.
Additionally, SPACE is proud to announce the lineup for its resident writers group, The Working Farm. The 2015 Working Farm is: Heidi Armbruster (Alice in Dairyland), Robert Askins (Hand To God), Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Clare Barron (You Got Older), David Cale (Lillian), Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale) and Boo Killebrew (The Play About My Dad). Following The Working Farm residency, SPACE will team with Playwrights Horizons and ARS NOVA to present readings of the plays in New York City.
SPACE on Ryder Farm's mission is to support artist by providing a workshop space singular in its ability to reinvigorate the artist's spirit and work. Over its first four seasons, SPACE has fostered new work from some of the world's most exciting artists, including playwrights Sam Hunter, Young Jean Lee, Adam Rapp, Lucy Thurber, Dan LeFranc, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Madeleine George, Robert Askins, Bekah Brunstetter, Nick Jones, James Graham, Joshua Harmon, and Erika Sheffer, as well as theater companies ARS NOVA, Woolly Mammoth, The Public, Rattlestick Playwright's Theater, Transport Group and Woodshed Collective.
Away from the bustle of everyday life, SPACE on Ryder Farm residents are given the freedom to pursue their artistic intentions in a bucolic and inspirational setting. Led by founding Executive Director Emily Simoness, this emerging player in the artistic community provides artists with two-day to five-week residencies on the property of the oldest operating farm in Putnam County. Ryder Farm was one of the first farms in New York State to go organic, establishing itself as a pioneer in America's green movement in the 1970s. SPACE sources the majority of the prepared seasonal meals directly from the organic produce at Ryder Farm.
To view a full listing of SPACE's 2015 artists in residence and to learn more about the organization visit http://www.spaceonryderfarm.org.