For Artists, Actors and Writers


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If you’re a creative person, there’s no place better than the Hamptons to find community. Here are three cool things just for you.

Artists: The Watermill Center is now accepting applications for its
2017 Artist Residency Program, through April 29. Celebrating its 10th year,  The Watermill Center is inviting submission of applications for its 2017 Artist Residency Program.

Taking place during the winter, fall and spring, the Residency Program provides artists with the opportunity to utilize The Watermill Center as a home and a workshop to create and develop their own work. Each residency will last from two to four weeks during January through May and September through December 2017. The selection committee is composed of distinguished international artists, academics, and cultural leaders across all disciplines. Artists from within and outside the United States are encouraged to apply. Details about the application and program are available at Fun fact: By June of 2016, the Center will have hosted over 200 residents.

Actors: Starting this Tuesday, March 8, Michael Disher will lead a group of actors on the quest for “perfect plays” for presentation. The class, which will be held on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m., continues through April 5 at the Southampton Cultural Center.

Through reading, research, scene study and social reaction, Mr. Disher and his troupe will assess American classics, new works, known and obscure playwrights and material with meat and meaning. Reading, scene study and resonance, coupled with technique and theory, will drive these classes. Suitable for ages 17 and above.  $195.00. To register email

Writers: The masters of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Stony Brook Southampton will give a Faculty Reading on Wednesday,  March 9, during the Writers Speak program at the Southampton campus. Ursula Hegi, Susan Scarf Merrell, Roger Rosenblatt, Julie Sheehan and Lou Ann Walker will each read from their work on in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall.

Coming up in the series: novelist Terese Svoboda in conversation with poet and MFA in Creative Writing Director Julie Sheehan, March 23; Robert MacNeil in conversation with Roger Rosenblatt, April 6; and Erica Jong, April 27.  Writers Speak Wednesdays programs are free and open to all. The evenings begin with a brief reception at 6:30 p.m.; readings begin at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A and book signing.



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