This week’s Life in Washington County releases, premiering Friday, June 26 at 6 pm (ET) are Summer in Eastport, with text and visual art by Cecelia Hopkins, performance by Jenie M. Smith, and music by Joan Lowden; and A 1970’s Adolescence, with text by Duane Ingalls, performance by Amber Ross, music by Alice St. Clair and visual art by Amy Ray.

Stage East’s long-awaited Life in Washington County, a series of video pieces created through the online collaboration of more than 30 writers, actors, musicians and artists, opened Friday, June 12 with the premiere of the first two pieces, Gold ‘n’ Green Ball and First Light. Grackles and Coming from Away followed on June 19. The premieres continue weekly, with new videos going live each Friday at 6 pm (ET) via EAC’s YouTube channel, as well as directly via this site.
“It’s been exciting to take what everyone has done and create something cohesive. I’ve tried to honor everyone’s contributions and really highlight each piece’s strength,” said director, Mark Macey, who conceived the project, guided the participants through the sometimes-challenging waters of digital collaboration, and who has been lovingly editing the resulting videos. 

Grackles combines text by Lora Whelan, performance by Kathleen Dunbar, music by John Newell and visual art by Joan Lowden.
Coming from Away combines text by Lilli Danaea, performance by Brian Schuth, music by Bill Johnson and visual art by Anne Shields Hopkins.
Gold ‘n’ Green Ball combines text by Melodie Greene, performance by Jenie M. Smith, music by Joan Lowden and visual art by Lauren Koss.
First Light combines text by Catherine J.S. Lee, performance by Mark Macey, music by Beth Goodliff and visual art by Fern Hilyard.

Read more about the project here and here.

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