Leviathan Lab, a creative studio for Asian American artists founded by Ariel, has been selected for its second week-long summer residency at Maine's Barn Arts Collective to develop his solo work FULL CONTACT. During the residency, Ariel will work on his solo performance piece FULL CONTACT about his experiences as a survivor of 20 years in an Indonesian martial arts cult, and his coming out as a gay man in the height of the AIDS crisis. Ariel's collaborators include director Andrew Borthwick-Leslie (Shakespeare & Company; The Humanist Project), with dramaturgy by Lynde Rosario (Letter of Marque Theater Company; The Anthropologists), and movement direction by Sheila Bandyopadhyay (Innovative Movement; American Academy of Dramatic Arts). The residency will take place Sunday, May 27, 2018 through Sunday, June 3, 2018.
ABOUT BARN ARTS COLLECTIVE RESIDENCIES
The Barn Arts Residency Program is designed to build creative opportunities between passionate people in a beautiful place. Artists from all over the country come to develop new works of performance in a pastoral and supportive environment. Teams of artists live, work, eat and plan together, creating a temporary creative community and supporting one another in their individual and collective goals.
ABOUT BARN ARTS COLLECTIVE
The Barn Arts Collective brings people together for live events that make the arts and creativity a vital part of life on Mount Desert Island and beyond. Barn Arts fosters the development of new artistic projects through free residencies; connects with underserved audiences of all ages through performances and arts education; and produces events and programs that lead to community engagement, enrichment and collaboration. www.barnartscollective.com