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Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency #158

at Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach FL

Jun 22 2015
Jul 12 2015
Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency #158

Dael Orlandersmith – playwright
Marisa Olson – visual artist
Stewart Wallace – composer
and their 21 Associate Artists
Atlantic Center for the Arts hosts its 158th  Artists-in-Residence Program. The essence of the program is to provide talented artists (Associates) the  opportunity to work and collaborate with contemporary masters. Associates are selected through a competitive application process by the master artist with whom they wish to work. During their stay, artists spend a portion of the day working with the master artist and their group in meetings, workshops, casual conversations and other activities. They are free to spend the remainder of their time pursuing their own projects. The residencies culminate with INsideOUT, a public presentation of works-in-progress accomplished during the residency. Please join us at any of the free programs listed below.
EVENTS / OUTREACHES / INsideOUT       All events are free / public invited

June 26, 5 – 7 PM      Reception to welcome the artists-in-residence 
ACA Main Campus, Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery,1414 Art Center Avenue, 
New Smyrna Beach, 32168.  (386) 427-6975

June 30, 2 PM     Marisa Olson – Master Artist Outreach
Illustrated Talk – followed by Q & A.  Southeast Museum of Photography, 
Madorsky Theater, Daytona State College, Bldg. 1200/Hosseini Center, 
1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114.  (386) 506-4475

July 1, 7:30 PM     Dael Orlandersmith – Master Artist In-reach
Talk / Presentation – followed by Q & A.  ACA Main Campus, Joan James Harris Theater, 
1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32168. (386) 427-6975

July 2, 11 AM     Stewart Wallace – Master Artist Outreach
Talk / Presentation followed by Q & A. Presser Hall, room 132, 
Stetson University, Deland, 32723.  For more information call (386) 822-8983

July 10, 7 PM   INsideOUT – Closing reception & informal studio visits
with Artists-in-Residence . ACA Main Campus, Joan James Harris Theater and artists’ 
studios,  1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32168.  (386) 427-6975

About the Master Artists:

Dael Orlandersmith, Playwright
In the early 90’s Orlandersmith toured extensively with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Real Live Poetry) throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. In 1996 she received an OBIE Award for her play Beauty’s Daughter, which she wrote and starred in at American Place Theatre. Monster, premiered at New York Theatre Workshop in November 1996. During the summers of 1997, 1998 and 2001 Orlandersmith attended Sundance Theatre Festival Lab where she continued developing new work. The Gimmick was commissioned in 1997 by the McCarter Theatre and premiered at its Second Stage on Stage continuing on to the Long Wharf Theatre and New York Theatre Workshop. The Gimmick was a 1999 Susan Smith Blackburn award finalist. In 2000, Yellowman, was commissioned by the McCarter Theatre and premiered in 2002 on its Second Stage on Stage and later in 2002, at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Yellowman received the Susan Smith Blackburn award and Orlandersmith was a Pulitzer Prize award finalist and Drama Desk award nominee as an actress in Yellowman. Other major awards include a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in 1997, the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award in 2001, a Guggenheim Award in 2003, a 2005 Pen/Laura Pels Foundation Award for a playwright in mid-career, a 2006 Lucille Lortel Playwrights Fellowship and in 2008 Orlandersmith received the Whiting Award. Other major works include; The Blue Album, in collaboration with David Cale premiered at Long Wharf Theatre in 2007; Bones, was commissioned in 2007 for the Mark Taper Forum and opened at the Mark Taper Forum/Kirk Douglas Theatre in 2010; Stoop Stories is a work-in-progress began in 2008 for The Public Theatre and opened at the Mark Taper Forum/Kirk Douglas Theatre in 2010; Suicide Girlz was commissioned by The Atlantic Theatre for 2009/10; Character, a memoir-in-process began in 2009; Horsedreams opened at the Rattlestick theatre in 2011; Black n Blue boys/ Broken men was co-produced by Berkley Repertory Theatre and Goodman Theatre in 2012; Forever was commission by the Mark Taper Forum in 2013 and was acted in by Orlandersmith at the Kirk Douglas Theater in 2014 and at the Long Warf Theatre in 2014/15. Orlandersmith is slated to perform in Forever at Portland Center Stage and New York Theatre Workshop in 2015/16.

Marisa Olson, Visual Artist
Marisa Olson is an artist, writer, and media theorist. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou, Tate(s) Modern + Liverpool, Whitney, New Museum, Nam June Paik Art Center, British Film Institute, Sundance Film Festival, PERFORMA Biennial, and PS122. She’s also written for numerous publications, served as longtime Editor & Curator at Rhizome, and curated programs at the Guggenheim, New Museum, SFMOMA, White Columns, and Artists Space. She studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, and Rhetoric & Film Studies at UC Berkeley. She has recently been a visiting artist at Yale, RISD, SAIC, and VCU; a Visiting Critic at Brown; and Visiting Faculty at Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Eyebeam. For more information please visit

Stewart Wallace, Composer
Composer Stewart Wallace is known for his ground breaking operas Harvey Milk, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Hopper’s Wife, Kabbalah and Where’s Dick?  Over his nearly thirty year career, Wallace has collaborated with a diverse group of artists including Michael Korie, Richard Foreman, Christopher Alden, Evelyn Glennie, Marc Ribot and Amy Tan with music in every genre.  Performed to sold out houses around the world, his works have been called “brave, bold and important,” “truly staggering,” and “a potent addition to the repertoire, a triumph.”  A studio recording of Harvey Milk is available on Teldec. The Bonesetter’s Daughter inspired both a book published by Chronicle Books and a documentary broadcast nationally on PBS. Stewart Wallace was awarded the distinguished Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Yaddo.  His music is published and represented worldwide by Schott International.  More information visit

Atlantic Center for the Arts-Main Campus
1414 Art Center Ave.  New Smyrna Beach, FL  32168.
Gallery Hours: Tue.- Fri. 10 AM – 4 PM,  Sat. 10 AM – 2 PM
(386) 427-6975

Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), interdisciplinary artists-in-residence community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition and the visual, literary and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops and exhibitions.



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