A behind the scenes look at the art and artists behind the FINAL SKETCHBOOK Festival

We popped up at Wesley Kimler's Studio for three exclusive events featuring music, art, dance, and an intimate look at the plays and those behind them.

Check out photos and videos of each session below!

October 24

Blood of Paradise

 

Our first Studio Session on October 24th served as the launch party for the cast, creative, and production teams of the 15th and FINAL SKETCHBOOK Fetival. Blood of Paradise featured speeches by Festival Director Anthony Moseley and artist Wesley Kimler, excerpts from some of the plays, an open mic, live music by Steven Gilpin, and a dance party fueled by DJ Julio Bishop.

Samantha Dedian reads an exerpt from her piece The After

SKETCHBOOK co-creator John Cabrera Skypes by

Violinist superstar Consuelo makes a surprise appearance

November 14

Domination of Black

 

The second installment of the Open Studio Sessions featured live music by Garvey Train and the Microphone Misfits, as well as performances by dancer Kristina Isabelle, violinist Consuelo LePauw, and a reading of the poem Sunday Morning featuring artists, directors, and collaborators involved in this years Festival. The night ended with a DJ'd dance party.

The Microphone Misfitz perform with Garvey Train

Dancer Kristina Isabelle performs with Consuelo LePauw

December 12

Death is the Mother of All Beauty

 
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The final Open Studio Sessions included something we've never done before: public rehearsals of the plays participating in this years Festival! We saw full run throughs of 12 of the 16 plays with live musical interludes from Karlis Kandero and Mercedes.

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