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Studio Theater in Exile presents The Rebirth Project

DATES: June 10, 11, 25, 7:00PM and June 16, 2:00PM

PLACE:  Studio Theater in Exile

@ Hudson Valley MOCA

1701 Main Street, Peekskill NY 10566

TICKETS: $ 20 available May 15th

on www.studiotheaterinexile.com and www.HVMOCA.org

What happens when you being together visual artists, composers, and a dancer?  Answer: The Rebirth Project

Bibianna Matheis, photographer, Barbara Korman, sculptor, Poet Gold, poet and performer, Mara Mills, director, Jeremy Gratt, composer, and Miranda Runyon, dancer, and choreographer, came together to as Barbara Korman put it  – because “Down deep, at the molecular heart of life we’re essentially identical to trees.” (Carl Sandberg). That relationship between human and tree was the seed that brought The Rebirth Project to life. Add Susan Obrant’s costuming and the work is complete.

Humans and trees have an intimate connection. We climb their branches when we are young and sit in their shade when we are old. We make love underneath them and hide behind their trunks when we are sad. We fall asleep to the lullaby of their leaves.

All art genres have been inspired by nature and, especially trees. At our best we recognize the kinship. If we listen, we’ll understand the language of trees as we did as children climbing into the boughs. The Rebirth Project brings that intimacy back.

Come celebrate the season and the tress at STUDIO THEATER IN EXILE is now housed at Hudson Valley MOCA.

The Rebirth Project:

Maddie Runyon (NYC)

Poet Gold (Poughkeepsie)

Bibbiana Matheis (Pawling)

Barbara Korman (Bronx)

Jeremy Gratt (Thornwood)

Mara Mills (Thornwood)

Susan Obrant (Peekskill)

About Studio Theater in Exile

mission: Studio Theater in Exile collaborates with playwrights and performers to create and develop original work. Studio Theater in Exile is a company without a space that collaborates with its environment. It is an outgrowth of the belief that theater takes place anywhere and can be performed anywhere – in the streets, galleries, libraries, museums, black boxes, backyards, and even on a stage. We have been working with performers and playwrights to develop work that can be performed in any venue. Co-founders, Mara Mills and Jeremy Gratt have worked together, since 1991, to present original work, based on the art in an exhibition, a social justice issue, history, or the spark of an idea. Karina Ramsey joined Studio Theater in Exile in 2018.