We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017-18 competition for the Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts is the team of Jessica Kahkoska and Rebekah Allen, both of New York City. “The Untitled Agent 355 Project” is a rock musical theatre exploration of the mysterious female member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution. Reimagining prominent colonial women of the Revolutionary period as a punk-rock girl band, Allen and Kahkoska are interested in creating a musical theatre exploration of heritage, fear, resistance, and mystery. Allen and Kahkoska are emerging theatre artists in New York City, and intend to use the Marion International Fellowship create an innovative, subversive musical theatre piece. More information will be posted soon in the “Follow the Fellow” section of this web site.
Juanita Rockwell, the current 2016-17 Marion Fellow, continues work on her project “Calutron Girls,” having completed residencies at the Alley Theatre in Houston and Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. She will present on her work on Thursday, October 19th, at the State University of New York at Fredonia, during the fall Homecoming festivities. Follow Juanita at www.juanitarockwell.wordpress.com.