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Stonington Gardens by the Sea

  It was lovely – on Friday, performing in the Como Children’s Garden – where children plant, tend, cook, and eat!, and then in front of the Library in Stonington, where Beasts rambled and cavorted variously with those who were in attendance at the Stonington Garden Club’s Gardens by the Sea event.   By the […]


Beasts and Poets and Gardens!

The Mystic Paper Beasts are collaborating with the Stonington Garden Club for the summer Gardens by the Sea on June 10-11. We shall be Beasting about, and hosting poets reading poems about the gardens of our lives (on or near the library square, and then around cannon square)…roughly between 11 and 1 on Saturday. On […]


Garden Club, Poets, and Beasts!!!

The Stonington Garden Club, Mystic Paper Beasts, Poets Collaboration Schedule The Garden Club event, Gardens by the Sea, runs from 10-4 on both Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11. They are focussed on a number of gardens in the Boro, and have a satellite which is the Children’s Garden, in front of the Como. […]


Dance for Ukraine – Saturday training sessions at the Egg

#danceforukraine Flash Mob Dance Created to pause reality and reflect: The Ukraine war is ongoing and impacts the world. Dancers and Movement Artists are invited to participate the Flash Mob Dance for Ukraine happenings at outdoor gatherings. Participants are volunteer performers. All profits are donated to Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief organizations. Training Sessions: Learn the movement […]


Marta Renzi at the Egg

Marta Renzi and Dancers at the Egg!! Marta Renzi, Nyack-based choreographer and filmmaker, will be joined by 3 dance artists from Rhode Island: Crespo Rosario, Alexis Van Maluski and Brooklyn Toli (pictured at right) in the film Through Mabel’s Eyes. Their residency will be the first steps in the creation of a new work that […]


May Day! The Programme

Yupik Mask May Day! For the Earth,  a zoom event:  Dragon’s Egg Presents May 1st at 1 pm. Our May Day project will focus on the language of the Earth, the language of the trees, the under and the overstory, the call for reversing the direction the many societies of the world have been taking for […]


May Day! May Day!! Dragon’s Egg Presents

May Day! May Day!! For the Earth,  a zoom event:  Dragon’s Egg Presents May 1st at 1 pm. Our May Day project will focus on the language of the Earth, the language of the trees, the under and the overstory, the call for reversing the direction the many societies of the world have been taking for […]


BOM DIGGS at the Egg

BOM DIGGS created a 35 minute work to premier in NYC on May 7th at the Dragon’s Egg this month. We are grateful for the concentrated process in Connecticut to isolate our ideas for the piece. Our group consists of 6 dancers/collaborators and a sound engineer to be producing live tracks during the show. “Tunnel […]


Nicky Checker playwrighting students at the Egg!

LIVE, ONE-CHARACTER-WONDER PERFORMANCES AT THE DRAGON’S EGG Scripts written and performed by adult students (and actors) from Nicholas Checker’s Exploratory Playwriting & Filming program — held at the Thames Club, New London and in coordination with the Garde Arts Center & Flock MakerSpace — will be performed live at the Dragon’s Egg, 401 Shewville Rd, […]


Marya a part of the RAISE training

I am excited to have been selected to be a part of the RAISE education program, offered via Young Audiences. I am on the roster of Young Audiences Mass, but this is a national thing, and I had to apply, and am thrilled to be included. It focuses on SELs: Social and Emotional Learning.. It […]


Three Grants Awarded to the MPB/Dragon’sEgg!

Mystic Paper Beasts Theatre Company/ Dragon’s Egg 8 Hancox Street, Stonington, Ct. 06378 860 535 3346; mybeasts@aol.com www.dragonseggstudio.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: 
Marya Ursin, Artistic Director, Mystic Paper Beasts/Dragon’s Egg
Phone:860-535-3346; cell: 860 444 7247 (better)
Email: mybeasts@aol.com The Mystic Paper Beasts/Dragon’s Egg Receives Three Grants!! In winter 2021/ 2022 With great gratitude ***CT Cultural Fund Operating […]


GREYZONE will be in residence at the Egg!

photo by Maria Baranova Founded by choreographer Lindy Fines and creative director Justin Fines, GREYZONE explores the transformational power of inherited movement traditions and the creation of self within community. Melding deconstructed ballet and modern dance vocabularies, visual arts, and time-based media, GREYZONE’s works for film and stage uncover non-narrative theatricality and highlight the ritual […]


Echo at the Egg!

An echo is created, repeated and transformed in free play with Space and Time. ECHOensemble explores what it means to practice change through listening, movement and sound. They create immersive performance-installations, rousing vibrations from the space and moment. Directed by Jonah Udall, ECHOensemble comes together in a shared practice called SHIFT, born from Mary Overlie’s […]


Sophie Maguire and Emma Goode at the Egg

Sophie Maguire and Emma Goode are long time friends and newish collaborators. They are both practicing landscape architects with backgrounds in choreography and political science (Sophie) and photography, horticulture, and geography (Emma). After four years working in traditional landscape architecture firms, the two women are exploring how to expand their landscape architecture practice to include […]


Egg Bazaar! And Theatrical Reading by Nicky

Holiday Bazaar! And – it is over! An afternoon of friendship, cartwheels, and amazing works of art and craft! December 4th, from 1 – 4:30, at the Dragon’s Egg Dramatic reading by Nick Checker, followed by a Holiday Bazaar. Come one, come all – all ages welcome. Holiday Bazaar! jewelry, books, clothing, soaps, ceramics, homemade […]


Jakub Margosiak Showing at the Egg on Dec. 1 at 4:30

December 1st, 4:30, at the Dragon’s Egg Work in progress presentation by Jakub Margosiak – artists-in-residence at The Dragons Egg. Apocalypse. For the past two weeks, I have been exploring images from the Book of Revelations. I have been working with them, embodying them and transforming… I would like to share with you a few […]


Egg Bazaar and Theatrical Reading!

UPCOMING THEATRICAL READING OF FANTASY NOVEL, and then, a Holiday Bazaar!! Saturday, December 4th 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the Dragon’s Egg Theatre & Dance Studio, 401 Shewville Rd, Ledyard, local author Nicholas Checker will perform theatrical readings from his fantasy adventure novel, DRUIDS, and from its prequel novelette, FREEBOOTERS. Generous, signed discount copies of […]


Alex Cavaliere and Dancers in residence

Beatriz Castro, Cassidy Grady, Milie Nelson, Abby Rose, Bailey Yates, Lavy. Alex Cavaliere and dancers were in residence at the Dragon’s Egg for about 10 days in November, and have just left. Here is a bit about them. Xo m VERBAL ANIMAL IS AN NEW YORK CITY BASED IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE COMPANY. WE ARE AN ENSEMBLE […]


Tellabration!! This is the Programme

Tellabration!!! Nov. 14, 2021, Sunday, at 4 pm, in person, at the Dragon’s Egg. Suitable for all ages! (You will remember that last year, we were on zoom!) The Egg is participating, as it has for many years, in the statewide event of Tellabration, which is organized by the Ct. Storytelling Center, which now has […]


Tellabration at the Egg on Sunday, November 14th at 4

Tellabration!!! Nov. 14, Sunday, at 4 pm, in person, at the Egg. The Mystic Paper Beasts and the Dragon’s Egg have, for years, decades?  participated in the annual, state wide, November celebration of story telling.  The Ct Storytelling Center is providing us with an experienced teller, Steve Long, and I then expand it to include […]


Headless and Heedless but Heartful

marya as arachne I Thank the Performers for their wonderful flights of fancy, spooky inventions and memories, films and music, tales and poems, spinnings and beings!! They were wonderful! It was a nicely glitchy time, -those naughty ghosts, no doubt! – glad for the opportunity for humility and patience, in our ever shifting changing creative […]


Headless Hallowe’en

Hi! We are having a zoom celebration of Hallowe’en – on Sunday, Oct. 31, at high noon! suitable for all. I started with the Headless Horseman as a prompt, but it has expanded toward the mysterious or spooky of this time of crossing or playing in the veil of time between death and life. Performers […]


Contemplative Art Practice with Jessica Cerullo at the Egg

Monday, October 25th, at 10:30 am, and the last Monday of every month through April, 2022. Guided by Jessica Cerullo. Do come! namaste, marya Screen Shot 2021-09-17 at 12.46.07 AM.png Contemplative Art Practice at the Dragon’s Egg Are you interested in exploring the play between contemplation and art making? Do you (seek to) delight in […]


Headless and Hallowe’en – what have they in common?

Sita on the roof Hi! Come! Possibly spooky, possibly amusing, possibly informative, certainly entertaining! Join us for a zoom Hallowe’en event on, gasp, indeed, Hallowe’en day, at midday – not midnight – to hear tales of dread and wonder, to nibble at the soul cakes of these offerings – all via zoom.. Here is the […]