barn poster 2016David Davila will continue work on his play ANIMAL HUSBANDRY this summer when he heads to Maine as an artist in residence at Barn Arts’ 2016 Hamilton Project. ANIMAL HUSBANDRY is a new play that examines and deconstructs the construction and destruction of a gay couple’s relationship from courting to final breakup, with all of the temper tantrums, shattered wine glasses, mini-break-ups, and hot sex in-between. The play is told out of order, through a series of bedroom vignettes that hope to penetrate something deeper. The play has been developed this year through The PlayGround Experiment in Manhattan.

The Hamilton Project strives to 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.

Davila will be joined by Mia Anderson, Stephanie Beattie, Sergei Burbank, Cat Crowley, Sean Daniels, Taylor Edelhart, Lizzie Fox, Oliver Jane, Claire Keichel, Alex Randup, Kyra Sims, and Sarah Todes

The Barn Arts Collective (formerly the Mohawk Arts Collective) is a group of artists that create and encourage community through the practice and presentation of live arts events. Based out of The Barn, a performance and rehearsal space in Bass Harbor, Maine, the organization creates new works of  performance (theater, music, dance, film), provides residencies for artists making new work, hosts and performs at community events, partners with local non-profit organizations to offer arts and educational programs, and develops and leads workshops for young people in the community.

The Collective was founded in 2008 to create opportunities for artists to develop new works of performance on Mount Desert Island. The organization has grown in each of the last seven years as it has become increasingly involved in the local community. Since 2008, over one hundred artists have come to Bass Harbor to create and continue work on new performance pieces and the collective has performed or taught at schools, libraries, community centers, and in the national park. The work takes the form of theater productions, concerts, discussions, film screenings, workshops and variety shows and uses elements of music, film, puppetry, comedy, and dance.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY will get a public presentation on July 9th, 2016 at 3pm at the Barn as part of the Hamilton Project. For more information visit

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