The 2016 Living Art Event


Friday, March 4, 2016 - Saturday, March 26, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm



In an innovative merger between art and theater, Ossining Arts Council and Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT), will present The 2016 Living Art Event, showcasing twenty-four OAC artworks and five original WCT one-act plays inspired by some of the art. A docent will lead the audience through a gallery tour, pausing intermittently to allow the art to spring to life.

This unique production runs weekends from Friday, March 4th through Saturday, March 26th at the Steamer Co. Firehouse in Ossining, NY. It is an expansion of two prior hugely successful OAC/WCT Living Art collaborative productions.

Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.
The Sunday, March 20th performance includes a talk-back with the theater and visual artists. Special performance Thursday, March 17  buy one $20, get one free.

The Steamer Co. Firehouse Theater is located at 117 Main St., 2nd Floor in Ossining, NY. Advance ticket sales start at $20.

Discounted tickets are available for WCT and OAC members, students, and seniors.
Tickets are limited for each performance, advance online purchase is strongly recommended.

The five original one act plays are:

The Reveal by Linda Bidwell Delaney. An artist seeks a model; a writer is searching for a subject  will the two quests bring them together or apart?

Mo and May by Stephen Hersh. As two women in their 70s, life partners since college, plan a long overdue wedding, a secret about their son threatens to derail the union that was finally just about to take place.

Shadows and Light by Carol Mark. “But all the things I love are here”, Dorothy, a refined Southern widow tells her son, George Jr., when he tries to get her to move to into a nursing home.  What will it take to convince her it’s for the best?

All Aboard by Pat O’Neill. The death of a fellow homeless person leaves a trio with unexpected options that make them ponder if entrenched values of humanity and loyalty cannot have exceptions under exceptional circumstances.

Midnight Kiss by Angelo Parra. At an office Christmas party the unusual request of a lonely, divorced stranger makes an engaged man question his own situation and wonder if his romantic life is as stable as he thought.

The plays will be directed by Howard Lipson, founder of The New Group Theatre and Gryphon Repertory, studied acting with Harold Clurman and Michael Shurtleff; taught acting to professionals and youths from Hell’s Kitchen; and acted in and directed numerous plays including several Off-Off-Broadway. At his theatre ministry at Christ Church in Tarrytown, NY, Lipson has written and directed over 100 sermon plays, some with his original music, for over 15 years.

The ensemble of WCT actors performing include Enid Breis, Christine Fonsale, Lucas Kane, Jim Leeper, Mike Meth, Anthony Romano, Sarah Saltus and Lynne Lori Sylvan.

Art by members of OAC  will include works by: Helen Arbor Young, Karen Edelmann, Jill Kiefer, Stephen Rengstorf, and Fred Schuback.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Steamer Gallery of Ossining Arts Council
117 Main Street, 2nd floor
Ossining, NY 10562
Handicap Accessible? No

Date: Friday, March 4, 2016 - Saturday, March 26, 2016
Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Presenter: The Ossining Arts Council and the Westchester Collaborative Theater
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