Community Day Returns to The Watermill Center

Guests enjoying a previous Community Day at The Watermill Center. Photo copyright Laura Brichta, courtesy The Watermill Center.

On Saturday, May 22, beginning at noon, The Watermill Center invites the public to experience Community Day at its 10-acre property, a space to explore, relax and get inspired. Community Day features a theater workshop with Rachel Dickstein, live music by Molly Joyce, an interactive installation by Laurie Lambrecht, and Art Quest: a self-guided tour and scavenger hunt of The Center’s outdoor art collection.

Molly Joyce’s work is concerned with disability as a creative source. She has an impaired left hand from a previous car accident, and her primary instrument is the electric vintage toy organ. This instrument engages her disability on a musical level. Her projects have been presented at TEDxMidAtlantic, Bang on a Can Marathon, Danspace Project, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Classical:NEXT, National Sawdust, and featured in outlets such as Pitchfork, Red Bull Radio, and WNYC’s “New Sounds.” Joyce is a graduate of The Juilliard School, Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, and Yale, an alumnus of the YoungArts Foundation, and currently serves on the composition faculty at New York University and Wagner College.

Laurie Lambrecht, a native of Bridgehampton, is a visual artist working in photography and fiber. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in the US and abroad. Her photographs are in the collection of museums, including the National Gallery of Art and Parrish Art Museum. She has worked with theatre artist Robert Wilson at The Watermill Center intermittently since 1993. Recently, Lambrecht has been a fellow at Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Rauschenberg Residency.

Rachel Dickstein is the director of Ripe Time, an Obie-winning theatre company founded in 2000. Ripe Time has created eight large-scale ensemble works that have received three Obie Awards and nominations from the Drama Desk Awards, The Drama League, and the Joe A. Callaway Award for Outstanding Direction. Their work has been commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music, CTG, Annenberg Center for the Arts and presented at BAM Next Wave Festival, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Yale Repertory Theatre’s “No Boundaries,” BAM-Fisher, Baruch Performing Arts Center, The JCC in Manhattan, 3LD Art & Technology Center, Ohio Theatre, PS 122, Clark Studio at Lincoln Center, and LaMaMa, ETC, Ko Festival, and Voice and Vision.

Tickets start at $15 ($5 children12 and under). The event takes place outdoors at The Watermill Center, 39 Watermill Towd Road. Guests are encouraged to bring a water bottle. Masks are mandatory and all guests are required to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines. Advanced registration is required at The workshop with Rachel Dickstein takes place at 10:30 a.m. and requires separate reservations.