Arm-of-the-Sea at the Cary Instititute of Ecosystems Studies

Arm-of-the-Sea directors Marlena Marallo and Patrick Wadden will be artists-in-residence at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for two weeks in December. Located in Millbrook, NY, the Cary Institute is a research organization with expertise in freshwater ecosystems, the ecology of infectious diseases, environmental chemistry, invasive species, and climate change. The Institute’s Writer/Artist-in-Residence Program was formed [...]

Arm-of-the-Sea Art & Science Camp

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater announces a new Art & Science Camp for young people ages 6 - 9 to be held August 19-23 at the Kid Around storefront in Saugerties. Under the direction of Marie Daniels and Claire M. Raper, campers will learn about the ecology of the Esopus Creek while creating and rehearsing a short puppet play.  [...]

Call for Performers & Crew

Want to shake off your summer lethargy and crackling disenchantments from a World-Out-Of-Balance? Arm-of-the-Sea has openings for performers and musicians for our 2013 Esopus Creek Puppet Suite. This site-specific event will take place in Saugerties on August 23rd, 24th & 25th. This year’s  production, A BEND IN THE CRICK  – True Tall Tales From Olde Saugerties, is [...]

A Homebase for Arm-of-the-Sea

Arm-of-the-Sea has signed an agreement with the Sloop Clearwater organization to begin the process of  transforming a neglected site on the Esopus Creek in Saugerties, NY into our homebase. The overgrown 1.5 acre property, dominated by the ruins of a nineteenth century paper mill, is adjacent to our current studios at Cantines Island, and also [...]

Storm Recovery

Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge at Saugerties came in about 10’ above sea level, flooding more than a dozen homes along the tidal Esopus Creek and also our studio and two storage buildings. More than 25 boxes of props and equipment were affected. Company members helped wade through the sodden collections, performing puppet triage: sorting into piles [...]

2012 Puppet Suite

Two articles about our 2012 Puppet Suite, UNDER MILL WHEELS: "Theater celebrates Saugerties millworkers of yore" in Hudson Valley Almanac "Puppets take on Saugerties' industrial past" in Saugerties Times

DUE TO UNSTABLE WEATHER, THIS WEEKEND’S PERFORMANCES WILL BE HELD AT ST. MARY CHURCH HALL, 23 CEDAR ST., SAUGERTIES, NY