The Freight Project
Rachael Shane grew up acting in plays on the Hubbard Hall stage. Her love for Hubbard Hall brings her back to Cambridge each August with Oscar + Lottie Productions, where clusters of artists emerge gratefully from New York City for a week in residence at Hubbard Hall’s Freight Depot.
This year, three projects will workshop new shows, to be performed on the Mainstage at Hubbard Hall on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Rachael and friends would love to see you there! RESERVE TICKETS
CAITLIN ALLEN Visual Artist
For the past year I have experimented with drawing in- spired by listening. Using a variety of media, the gestures in my work are responses to the context of what I am experiencing.
In Cambridge, I envision a three part drawing series to grow this body of work. Given the space and time, I hope to expand the works into more elaborate ideas inspired by artists around me.
BLAKE PFEIL Musician/Performer
The Year of the Scorpion will utilize folk/rock music to tell the story of a re- covering twenty something alcoholic. Using the songs in his cannon to be adjusted to illustrate this semi-biographical personal journey, the audience will be taken through a full emotional, funny, and challenging ride.
LAKE SIMONS Puppeteer
Tree Pop is inspired by an environment a dear friend of mine, now deceased, created in his apartment in New York City- a miniature forest of pine trees and other flora complete with special figurines and images placed perfectly throughout it. Tree Pop incorporates the idea of things and people living in and amongst other things and people in harmony. Music will play a big role as an image instigator- toying with the concept of hallucinating through music. I will incorporate various puppetry styles including object, direct manipulation, shadow, and large-scale puppets worn by the performers. Using these puppetry styles as a base, I will explore how the puppeteer brings each puppet to life and how it is moved throughout the stage space. Through these experiments the relationships between each puppet and each performer will be revealed.
MELISSA CHAMBERS Theater Artist
A DIFFERENCE is a theatre/ installation piece featuring 3 performers, spoken text, a choreographic language and a technology interface operating on a bespoke software system. This residency would be used for first phase development and experimentation with these 4 elements. The piece will use an historical study of early computation and the beginning of “Algorithm” in scientific thinking as a structure to explore human principles of code and system in our lives. The content for this investigation is the story of an English Aristocrat and mathematician called Ada Lovelace (born Ada Byron, the poet Byron’s daughter).
The Freight Project
Saturday August 30 at 8pm
Mainstage at Hubbard Hall
Suggested Donation $15 RESERVE TICKETS HERE!
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Next Tour July 2015!
Tours feature a wide range of works including bronze sculpture, ceramics, mixed media constructions, folk art, paintings and pastels highlight the talents of this vibrant artist community. Guests are invited to a self-guided tour through the beautiful county side and into the studios of each artist to see new work and talk to each artist.
Washington County, New York is home to a rich, vibrant artist community. Farmhouses, barns and old factories have been converted into studios where artists paint, sculpt, carve and create works of art that are exhibit the U.S. as well as internationally.
Stay posted for the dates! Open Studios of Washington County offering a glimpse into their creative lifestyles, and a unique opportunity to purchase great art directly from their studios.