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Leonie Bell, Marcella Murray, and Hyung Seok Jeon
Sugar Vendil
Dara Malina and Lacy Rose
Hannah Mitchell and Lisa Fagan
Arpita Mukherjee/Hypokrit Theatre Company




The Resident Artist Program offers emerging artists the opportunity to work in residence at Mabou Mines for six months, receiving mentoring from our Artistic Directors and Associates, a stipend, rehearsal/performance space, and administrative and technical assistance. Participants attend monthly meetings, creating an artistic community through shared ideas in a forum-like setting. Resident Artists show their work at the program’s culmination. The showings are free to the public.

This program is supported, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.


Resident Artist

RAP 2019 Antonym | Sugar Vendil

There’s no antonym for nostalgia. “Antonym” (working title) attempts to construct the thing we don’t have a word for: if nostalgia is a yearning for the past, “Antonym” longs for forward motion and envisions the future as an escape from pain.

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RAP 2019 - Warm Line | Hannah Mitchell

"Warm-Line" is a daughter’s attempt to rekindle the warmth and exuberance of her mother’s life. It is a foggy and laughter-rippled homage to a life lived in service of others and in search of connection, of a woman flickering on the threshold between lucidity and psychosis.

Resident Artist

RAP 2019 - The Passion According to G.H. | Dara Malina

Adapted from Clarice Lispector's "The Passion According to G.H.," the opera follows the story of a woman who encounters a cockroach while cleaning her home, tastes the white stuff inside of the crushed insect, and has an existential awakening.

Resident Artist

RAP 2019 - I Don't Want To Interrupt You Guys | Leonie Bell

"I Don’t Want To Interrupt You Guys" is a physicalized disruption of the defensive spaces we inhabit when we encounter our most vulnerable selves. Using live media, family histories, and a reverence for the kids we used to be, this piece is an attempt to rekindle what intimacy and empathy can be when misplaced properness is thrown out with the trash. This is a yard sale of memories that we may have altered in the interest of feeling connected to anything at all.

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Gods and heroes and villains are a part of every epic story. In the story of our Earth, who are We? Are we the Creators, the Preservers or the Destroyers?