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2018 Living Art Event presented by Ossining Arts Council & Westchester Collaborative Theater

Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) and Ossining Arts Council (OAC) Present

The 2018 Living Art Event – An Innovative Merger of Art and Theater

March 2 through March 24


Ossining, NY –The Ossining Arts Council (OAC) and The Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) will present The 2018 Living Art Event (LAE), showcasing OAC artworks and six original WCT one-act plays inspired by selected works. A docent led tour through a gallery will pause intermittently to allow the art to spring to life. The LAE runs weekends from March 2 through March 24 at the OAC Steamer Firehouse Gallery in Ossining, NY; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 2 pm and Sundays at 3 pm; talk-backs on Sundays, March 11 and March 18 at 3pm. The OAC Steamer Firehouse Gallery is located at 117 Main St., 2nd Floor in Ossining, NY. General tickets are $20. Discounted tickets are available for WCT and OAC members, students, seniors and groups of 5+. Advance online purchase is strongly recommended: www.wctheater.org or www.ossiningartscouncil.org.


Jill Kiefer, the incoming president of OAC, says, “We’re very excited to be part of this collaborative effort, the fourth LAE presentation!”

The plays are:

The Bees Are Watching by C.J. Ehrlich: Two EPA officials on a smoking break are at odds with new edicts to deregulate environmental protections. Quinn is ready to stand up for her ideals, and resist. Scottie, “just following orders”, is being tortured by nature itself.


Friends by Choice by Howard Lipson: After over 40 years, two sisters finally reveal an event that could have changed their lives together.


The Image of Women by Evelyn Mertens: A young woman wrestles with her inner conflicts over the loss of the slender figure she has always treasured as her pregnancy begins to transform both her body and her perception of herself.


The Loud Hours by Pat O’Neill: The ghosts of the past hang heavily during the loud hours of the night as Tom and Jess struggle to let go the night before Jess leaves for college.


Mr. Green by Angelo Parra: In a doctor’s office waiting room, a lonely, aged African-American, hoping for a life-saving kidney, waxes pensive and nostalgic to a fellow patient, revealing his unyielding will to carry on.


Clam Diggers and Mussel Suckers by Jane Ann Valentine: Brody and Waverly, two college students on a date, share an unexpectedly tender moment while watching the sunrise over the water at City Island. Can something so impersonal as an app where you swipe right for likes lead to something like love for these two millennials?


The Ensemble of actors includes: Enid Breis, Keith Bulluck, Jeff Callan, Michelle Daneshvar, Anne Glickman, Tom Lloyd, Sandy Rooney, Roberta G. Robinson, Dan Slavin. ​


The plays were inspired by artworks created by: Margaret Zeitlin; Liv Gus; Keith Gordon; Judith Gordon; Brynley Lazar; and Barbara Levine.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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OAC Steamer Firehouse Gallery
117 Main Street
Ossining, NY 10562
Handicap Accessible? No

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Times: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$20 - General Admission
$15 - Discounted Tickets

Presenter: Ossining Arts Council & Westchester Collaborative Theater
Presenter Phone: +1 914 502 4157
Presenter Website: www.wctheater.org