MOUNT DESERT — The Mohawk Arts Collective will present a showcase performance for their annual hallmark event, The Hamilton Project, now in its sixth year, on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m. at the Barn.
The event is the final and largest residency of the summer season for the active arts organization based in Bass Harbor.
“We’ve been putting up new shows every weekend this summer, and the response from the community has been fantastic,” said MAC co-founder Andrew Simon. “The Hamilton Project has always been our opportunity to share developing work with our audience and give people a chance to come over and see new theater as it’s being made.”
Residents at The Hamilton Project develop performances by collaborating with local artists and one another to make progress on their ideas. They live as a collective in the house next to the Barn and present their work in a group performance at the end of the residency.
“The Hamilton Project was the genesis of the Mohawk Arts Collective six years ago, and it continues to be our most important event of the year,” said Simon. “We’ll bring a dozen theater-makers to Bass Harbor to develop work that will go on to be produced elsewhere throughout the year.”
Sunday’s event is free to all and will include s’mores.
The Barn is located at 130 Tremont Rd. (Route 102), across the street from the Tremont Consolidated School. The Mohawk Arts Collective is a local arts group that hosts residencies in and around The Barn, their waterfront performance space, throughout the summer. They develop new work every week and offer shows for the public every weekend.