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Egg and Barn Fire Update

    Greetings! We are surrounded by messages of love and support from all of you, from the artists of the Egg, from community, from colleagues, from friends – thank you! And we are also surrounded by a team of professionals who are generous with their time and expertise – the fire department, the insurance […]


Fire at the Beast Barn and Dragon’s Egg

The Beast Barn is cinders. Hi, I just wanted to let you know that all classes, events, residencies, at the Egg will need to be postponed for the next few weeks, maybe months.   There was a strong fire Sunday, March 24th, afternoon. The Beast Barn is gone, utterly, and Dan’s car a husk.  The side […]


Nicky Checker and Local Playwrights at the Egg!

On Saturday, Jan. 20th, there was a performance of “Exploratory Playwriting”.   The program featured scripts deemed “One Character Wonders” from classes taught by Nicholas Checker at the Thames Club in New London, in coordination with the Garde Arts Center and Flock MakerSpace.  Each script presented an emotions tour de force in which a single […]


Maia and Medea at Theatre for a New City

CONJUNCTION This is a tale of two travelers, told through a blend of aerial, dance, contortion, text and video. One is on a quest to find a place in the world through responsibilities to history, moving from alienation to purpose and meaning. One is on a quest through the wilderness of the psyche, moving from […]


Dragon’s Egg Presents was a Thing of Beauty and Breath

  The annual performance I present in NYC of dancers, actors, musicians, who have been in residence at the Dragon’s Egg in the past year, or two, was this past Saturday, Sept. 23rd, at 2 pm, at University Settlement’s wonderful Speyer Hall. Our lighting designer was Emma Rivera and our stage manager was LD Kelley. […]


National Theatre Institute makes Masks!

” NTI masks almost two weeks ago now – were great! This was our first time returning to building masks, monologues, movement pieces, since covid, so it was thrilling and so rich.   The creations were amazing and hugely varied.   What a lovely group of students. xo m  


Stonington Art Walk on September 17

  Marya will be roving as a Mystic Paper Beast for the Stonington Art Walk on Sunday!  Dan will be sitting at the Merrill House with his critters.   Do come – I’d love to see you.  Xo m


Dragon’s Egg Presents – Reservations and Directions

  Greetings!   Hi, Reservations are now Open for Dragon’s Egg Presents, a concert that will present work by various Egg residents from the last year, at University Settlement, at 184 Eldridge Street, NYC. For the Dragon’s Egg Presents concert on Sept. 23, at 2 pm,at University Settlement in NYC,184 Eldridge St., NY, NY So […]


Cancelled: Stroller Scene at the Egg on Saturday, August 19th, at 3 pm

Stroller Scene showing on Saturday at 3 is Cancelled, because they are fully ensconced in working on the play, and want to keep working. This is what the Egg is for – the development of work, playing, creating, dreaming. I have known this group for many years: the founder was a student of mine at […]


Open Improv Dance at the Egg!

  “Improvisational Dance Studio at the Egg”Open to all! July 18August 15September 19 “Come join us from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on the third Tuesday in July, August, and September at the Egg for a chance to dance improv in the presence of other participants. Bring the title of a piece of music or multiple […]


Kickstarter Campaign for Dragon’s Egg Presents is fully funded!!

  We are funded!!! gasp! I am thrilled, and so grateful.But if you continue to donate, it will continue to be helpful. My kickstarter was to cover about 1/3 of the costs Emoji so more is good!Feel free to donate, via the link below.Thank you so much! And thank you to those who have donated […]


Marya at the Seaport!

  The Mystic Art Festival/walk is next weekend, and, on Saturday, August 12th,there will be performance arts at the Seaport on a small open stage from 4-8! I am on as a Mystic Paper Beast at 4:55 for a brief storytelling (15 min)… Do come!Mystic Seaport75 Greenmanville AveMystic, CT 06355  


Beasts in Bridgeport!

    Marya will be performing the solo show of Sky Tailsat 2 pm, on July 15th,at the lovely Black Rock Library on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport, Ct. Black Rock Library2705 Fairfield Ave.Bridgeport, CT  06605 Do come join me!It will be great funxo marya


Upcoming Summer Events at the Egg

We have lots of artists in Residence during the summer, and we also have various Public Events coming up!  Please join us!  With glee and delight, we offer: Hold the dates – at the Dragon’s Egg: July 12 at 4 pm – Dan Potter and Alice Perowill have a conversation in poetry and she will […]


Ripostes: a conversation in Poetry

RIPOSTES 2023, an ongoing dialogue in poetry   Sometimes an elephantbecomes a horsea dragon thena crane but gyres of an eaglesend them runningunder covermore than rain Dan Wide as the skythe eagle dreamsin circles Implacable eyeseems to seedistancesNo one knowshow far he hears Alice In 2014 Dan Potter & Alice Pero met up after 50 […]


Bird of Peace with Golden Rule


Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Egg on August 5th

  Soooo the theme for this summer’s Narrative Event will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream! by Shakespeare, with all its confusions and fantasies.dance, theatre, puppets, song, hooping, mask, spoof, the palette is wide open. The date will be August 5th at 4 pm. This will be an indoor event, with activities outside as well. Do […]


Marya Yoga in person at the Egg once again!

    Hi!Marya Yoga at the Egg!!!Mondays from 4:45 – 6 pm,6/5-8/14   We shall have an in person yoga class beginning on June 5th and going through August 14, with no class on 6/26. This is 10 classes (- with possibly a class date change for one of the classes to a Wed.)!! The […]


Yay – NEFA Grant Received

  Yay! The Mystic Paper Beasts/Dragon’s Egg has received a NEFA grant to help support the residency and performance of Alison Cook Beatty Dance this summer. They will be at the Dragon’s Egg from July 23 -27, and will perform at the Egg, plus offer a workshop, and perform locally at Pequosepos Nature Center, and […]


Earth Day in May – zoom from the Dragon

  Greetings! I should like to invite you to a zoom Earth Day/May Day celebration,a zoom event at noon on May 7th. It will include storytelling about the earth, dances from a couple of different groups, earth songs? hooping, earth poetry, earth puppets, stories of protection and of hope…. playful and serious, sad and joyful. […]


Award Winning Film of Anabella Lenzu

I just want to let you know that Anabella Lenzu’s film“BECOMING” ( that was filmed at The Dragon’s Egg) has received the following AWARDS: Award Winner, Best Artistic Short Film at Madonie Film Festival, Region of Sicily, Palermo (2023)Finalist (Best Child Actress) at New York International Film Awards, NYC, USA (2023) From the filmmaker: Thanks […]


Auden at the Hygienic Egg Cancelled

  Greetings! The focus of this year’s Hygienic Egg will the the poetry and times of the poet Auden.It will be held in person, at the Hygienic Galleries, in New London, Ct., produced by Marya of The Dragon’s Egg,on April 2nd, at 12:30 pm. Do please let me know if you plan to present a […]


Team Awesome Robots becomes 1d at the Egg!

  In residence at the Egg, yay!!!   Including a return of three NTI alum, sweet things… and a company of excited and exciting performers and writers.    1D is a new play development group from New York City, led by Chris Diercksen. Wholly focused on the development and advocacy of new plays, 1D shepherds […]


Holiday Bazaar 2022 was Lovely

  It was a lovely Holiday Bazaar at the egg last weekend,   full of warmth,   wonderful wares   and people!    I hope to see you soon at some future event!