August 8, 2018
Lumberyard today announces the September 1 grand opening of its $8.2 million, state-of-the-art center for performing arts and film in Catskill, NY, and the fall season programming that will inaugurate the new facility.Lumberyard’s heralded Hudson Valley campus will make transformative contributions both to the cultural landscape and economic health of the region and to the field of contemporary performance in New York City and the U.S. by bringing a wide range of renowned and emerging artists to Catskill for out-of-town premieres, often incubated through Lumberyard’s signature technical residencies.
Lumberyard will celebrate its opening with a September 1 event hosted by Golden Globe Award-nominee and social activist Alan Cumming, following a performance that pairs Savion Glover, whom The New Yorker has deemed “the greatest tap virtuoso of our time, perhaps of all time,” with Marcus Gilmore, one of the most in-demand drummers in jazz, for an exploration of rhythm, the foundation of both artists’ work.
The Catskill campus includes a column-free, 5,500-square-foot performance space that can be reconfigured to replicate a variety of New York City stages, in addition to artist housing, a 5,000-square-foot studio and event space, and the only purpose-built soundstage in the region, which will establish Greene County as a premier destination for film production.
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