About Dragon’s Egg

The Dragon’s Egg is a dream space for Marya Ursin and Dan Potter, one which they created and built, by great good fortune, in the late 1990s, and opened in 2000, and which they offer to benefit artists and community, in the hopes of supporting the creative exercise of the imagination, and of the muscle we call generosity of being.

The Egg is the unique rehearsal space for the Mystic Paper Beasts, a mask theatre troupe led by Marya Ursin and Dan Potter. The Egg is a freestanding hexagonal building at the end of a tree-encircled field in the countryside of Ledyard, CT. The studio space measures 2,200 square feet, and boasts a sprung floor, sub-floor heating, a minimal kitchen, a loft for sleeping, and a hexagonal cat’s walk in its high, circus tent-roofed ceiling. It is home to regular classes and workshops in yoga, dance, creative and healing arts. In this vaulting, inspiring space, the Mystic Paper Beasts have supported the development of perhaps thirty artists’ work each year, these artists hailing from New York and New England, Washington DC and California, through workshops and free rehearsal residencies. We welcome artist applications.