developing their work while connecting with the community

Waterman’s Community Center selects three playwrights-in-residence

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 3:45pm

NORTH HAVEN — Waterman’s Community Center has announce its selection for playwrights-in-residence. The three playwrights will each spend 10 days on the unbridged island of North Haven, focused on developing their work, but also connecting with the community.

Stacey Koloski will be in residence February 21 - March 1. She is a playwright, theater director/designer, and arts community activist in Portland. Her plays have been produced in the U.S. and abroad, including a musical adaptation of The Scarlet Letter, and a series of Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) plays inspired by Maine locations. She is planning to finish a fourth Maine-inspired TYA play on North Haven, which takes place on a Maine island.

Jessica Moss, who will be in residence March 13 - 22, is a performer, writer, and producer from Toronto, Canada. She currently lives in New York City where she is a recent graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting program at The Juilliard School. Moss describes her work as emotional feminist comedy and loves small stories of human connection, which include elements of realism and absurdity. This will be her first visit to Maine.

Lori Marra will use her April 10 - 12 residency to develop a radio adaptation of her full-length play, Dinosaur Man. A Rochester resident and a professor at RIT, she studied in the Dramatists Guild workshops and has had several of her plays performed at the Rochester Fringe Festival, across American and abroad. She is an avid birdwatcher, loves the water and looks forward to connecting with the North Haven community, young and old.

Waterman’s Community Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on the beautiful island of North Haven, ME located 12 miles out in Penobscot Bay.

Waterman’s Community Center includes a 134-seat theater, state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, a large community room for events and art exhibits, a coffee shop, classrooms for the Laugh & Learn Preschool programs and meeting space.

Waterman’s offers a wide range of programs and events for all ages including after school programs, concerts, art exhibits, theater/dance productions, presentations, film screenings, summer camps, adult and teen workshops, and much more.

Funding for the Waterman’s Community Center Residencies is generously provided by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.