Posts Tagged ‘theater’

Year end Membership Letter for the Beasts and Egg

  On a balmy (!) November day, we look back at the year for the Mystic Paper Beasts, and at the Dragon’s Egg. Marya applied for four grants and we were very fortunate to receive: We received two General Operating Support Grant \for Theaters and Performing Groups, from Ct. Humanities and from the Dept of […]


Nicky Checker Project

  From Nicky Checker: FORTHCOMING, PROMISING THEATRE PROJECT!This play adaptation was selected by the Dept. of Economic & Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, to be among grant recipients for a performance related project regarding cultural significance in our state. It is a solo-performer adaptation of a stage play I had written that premiered […]


University Set the Egg and Amazes

  Hi!!Dragon’s Egg Presents was Today, at University Settlement in NYC, and… It was indeed wonderful! A mix of dance and film and music and comedy, dramatic, serious, strong, graceful.I did not have a chance to take photos, alas, so have only a handful… All went smoothly, the audience was enthusiastic (and full house), old […]


Dragon’s Egg Presents – tickets available!

  Tickets are now available for: Dragon’s Egg Presents!!! Which will be on September 24th, Saturday, at 2 pm. $15 each at University Settlement in downtown NYC, at 184 Eldridge St.(Subway directions are below – give yourself time to walk from the subway) Please make reservations by being in touch with Marya at mybeasts@aol.com. Identify, […]


Maia and Medea at the Egg

  In July, Maia Ramnath and Medea Exogiinos completed the filming for their long-cooking synthesis of dual solo projects on the convergence of our two journeys, featuring the Egg as the inspiration and intrinsic setting it’s been throughout the process. Crucial assistance in photography, videography and inspirational moral support came from Aida Mejia and Emela […]


Celestials at the Egg!

  Sunday, August 28th, at 1 pm, at the Dragon’s Egg! Do come!! Xo marya Hello Friends, Hope you are all doing well in this late summertime, with choruses of katydids and crickets and cicadas — truly sounds of the heavens, to me. Speaking of which: Celestials are incoming at the Dragon’s Egg this weekend! […]


Cornfield Dance at the Egg!

  Greetings! This is a phenomenal opportunity and offering at the Dragon’s Egg! Do join us on August 23rd, a Tuesday, for an open rehearsal at 3:30, followed by a performance at 4 pm, of Ellen Cornfield Dance, from NYC. Ellen Cornfield, will be in residency at the Dragon’s Egg (401 Shewville Road, Ledyard) for […]


Kickstarter is fully funded!!

Hiroshima: Autumn flowers in front of full moon, 1853 Sent: Sun, Aug 14, 2022 10:29 amSubject: Kickstarter is fully funded!! with one day to go…Dragon’s Egg Presents – Yay! Yay!   We are just past the Full Sturgeon Moon, and – We are fully funded! and a bit over, with our kickstarter, with one day […]


of body of body

  Wednesday, August 10th, there was a remarkable showing by the company in residence.   The entire work was viewed from above, and the dancers seemed to have shifted dimensions, as they danced full body on the floor, being tossed by seas, by sounds, moving like salamanders, walking (but prone or side ways), hearing shell […]


Erin Landers at the Egg: of body of body

  There will be a showing of work by Erin Landers and dancerson Wednesday, August 10, at 5 pm,at the Dragon’s Egg!Please come join us.. From Erin Landers, who will be in residence at the Egg: “of body of body” of is a movement myth for our times. The loose narrative of the piece follows […]


Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival

    August 12th and 13th!! and I shall be on the programme on the 12th, at Mystic Seaport, as a part of the Mystic Arts Festival!I hope you can come! xo Marya  https://moafpa.comhttps://www.mysticchamber.org/art-festival/


Fables Afoot!

  Come join us Sunday! August 7th, at 1 pm,At the Dragon’s Egg,401 Shewville Road, Ledyard For the Fables Project!A visiting of a handful of fables by Aesop and others,   To be followed by croquet, bacci,perhaps a picnic (bring your own), all followed by Birthday Cake for Dan Potter!Contact Marya at mybeasts@aol.com for more […]


Dragon’s Egg Presents Kickstarter!

There is a kickstarter afoot! Dragon’s Egg Presents! We are once again producing a concert in NYC showcasing Dragon’s Egg Residents, – all of whom have been at the Egg since Covid hit, since we closed, and cautiously re opened. This will be our second year at the extraordinary University Settlement in downtown NY.   […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Poets of the Heart – Dragon’s Egg Presents

To honour Valentine’s Day, and our connections to one another through love, the Dragon’s Egg offered a zoom event on Sunday, February 13th, at 1 pm.   The event lasted about an hour, and was full of color, variety, scandal, and love! Heh. The Poets were: 1. Dian Parker 2. Jane Johnson 3. Jean-Yves Solinga 4. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Two in Seven Billion were in Residence

This, from the dance company recently in residence at the Egg. We are so fortunate to be able to host such amazing dancers and theatre makers! photo by Effy Grey “TWO IN SEVEN BILLION is a physical dance theater company based in NYC established by Alex Schmidt and Jessica Eckardt. During our time at the […]