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Thursday October 19, 1950
Austerlitz, NY

It was an oddly quiet and windless day for October; the trees stood still and the birds ceased their singing.  It seemed as if all of nature was paying homage to the great poetess.  At approximately 3:30 in the afternoon Edna St. Vincent Millay was found dead at the foot of her stairs with a broken neck.  She was discovered by a handyman and caretaker, Mr. James Pinnie.  There are several theories as to how Millay died...


THE VINCENT EXPERIENCE immersively follows the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay from childhood, to her formative years as a student at Vassar, and finally to her death.  A writer, activist, and feminist, Millay was the third woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.  She sold out auditoriums in the 1920s, but by her death in 1950, Millay was all-but-forgotten. This interactive and experiential journey explores the family dynamics and romantic relationships that shaped Millay's life,  inspired her writing, and, perhaps, led to her death.  THE VINCENT EXPERIENCE offers a window into Edna St. Vincent Millay's complex soul and the (mis)identities of an artist.  


About

Artistic Team


Artistic Team

Megan Lohne

Playwright & Dramaturge

Shoshanah Tarkow

Director, Digital Content Curator, Dramaturge

Words like Fresh Skin, Adelphi University


Spring Black Box, Adelphi University

Words like Fresh Skin is the first immersive production staged at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center. This unique theatrical experience leads audiences on a winding journey through the corridors of the Adelphi PAC as they navigate the story of Millay’s life. This interactive event is one-of-a-kind, and not to be missed!


  • Date: 03/26/2019 07:00 PM - 03/31/2019 02:00 PM
  • Location: 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY, USA (Map)
  • More Info: Black Box Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University

Price: $20

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Laboratorium Artists Residency, 2018


This summer we will be returning to
Laboratorium:  An Artist Residency
in association with the Trust for Governors Island
to continue developing our exploration of:
'Words like Fresh Skin'
an immersive journey through the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Saturday September 29th
Sunday September 30th

Nolan Park
Building 6A
Governors Island, NYC


The Rising Sun Performance Company will be programming a twelve week multi-purpose theatrical artist retreat and residency in Nolan Park on Governor's Island.  Over the course of the residency Rising Sun will host a different playwright and/or director to develop new play scripts and works in progress, as well as site specific, devised, and immersive works.  

Every Saturday and Sunday Rising Sun will present segments of the work developed in-residency to the public for FREE!!! (Donations welcome and encouraged.)

Laboratorium & Presented Projects are made possible in part by the generous support of Fractured Atlas, The Trust for Governors Island, Material for the Arts, NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs, Costco, Horse TRADE Theater Group/FRIGID New York, & our individual donors.
Laboratorium Artists Residency, 2018

Laboratorium Artists Residency, 2017


Laboratorium:  An Artist Residency
in association with the Trust for Governors Island
Presents:

'The Vincent Experience'
an immersive journey through the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Saturday September 16th @ 4pm
Sunday September 17th @ 12pm

Nolan Park
Building 11


Governors Island, NYC

Cast:
Lily Abedin
Keleigh Principi 

WORDS LIKE FRESH SKIN - Where do we see the influence and power of words today?  How are our lives impacted on a daily basis by the world-making power of language?  

When the majority of human communication is limited to 140 characters made up of emojis & LOL-style abbreviations, what happens to the world-making power of words? THE VINCENT EXPERIENCE is staging a digital-intervention titled WORDS LIKE FRESH SKIN as part of an artist residency on Governors Island.  The goal of WORDS LIKE FRESH SKIN is to locate & highlight the influence & power of words in the 21st-century. Performers and audience members will be tasked with posting on Twitter using ONLY words & phrases from the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Conceptually appropriating Millay’s influential words on Twitter will grant them new life, and another chance to change the world.

Join us at the "House of the Rising Sun" for a Summer and Fall season of new works on Governors Island!

The Rising Sun Performance Company will be programming a twelve week multi-purpose theatrical artist retreat and residency in Nolan Park on Governor's Island August 7th - October 31st, 2017.  Over the course of the residency Rising Sun will host a different playwright and/or director to develop new play scripts and works in progress, as well as site specific, devised, and immersive works.  

Every Saturday and Sunday Rising Sun will present segments of the work developed in-residency to the public for FREE!!! (Donations welcome and encouraged.)

Laboratorium & Presented Projects are made possible in part by the generous support of Fractured Atlas, The Trust for Governors Island, Material for the Arts, NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs, Costco, & our individual donors.


Laboratorium Artists Residency, 2017

her beautiful words...


Words Like Fresh Skin

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