Performing Arts

Lydia Adams Davis / Website / Contact /Recent Press /Recording artist, singer/songwriter, Lydia Adams Davis, weaves a beautiful voice and her captivating melodies with audiences of all ages. Called a “Splendid performer ” by The New York Times, Lydia improvises songs on the spot. Peter Yarrow said “Lydia combines warmth and magic to bring the long history of folk music home to your heart.” Her albums include “Take Me Back”, “Gift of Story”, “One Earth So Green and Round” and “We All Have Lunch with Lydia”. Lydia is joined by wild animal handpuppets for family performances. Lydia’s performances for adults include concerts, coffee houses, and festivals. Lydia performs her own original folk songs or those of great masters like Woody Gurthrie, Pete Seeger, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson and those you request. Historical programs include songs and stories from the mid-eighteenth century, to present, performed in costume.
Beacon High School Drama Organization / Contact: Anthony Scarrone / Website 
Art Brown / Contact / Performing Arts Consultant/Producer and Playwright
Anna Brady Nuse / Website / Formed in 2002 by choreographer and dance filmmaker, Anna Brady Nuse, Straight to the Helicopter is a multimedia production company dedicated to making dance that is gutsy, original and accessible. The company has received support from the Puffin Foundation, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Kri Foundation of New Delhi with a travel grant from the US Embassy in India and many generous individuals.
Thomas de Villiers/ Contact/Producer+Director – Beacon Theatre/4th Wall Productions
Kelly Ellenwood / Website / Contact / Soprano and award-winning actor Kelly Ellenwood has performed principal roles on and off Broadway, on stages in every state across the US, and on film & television. Awards include the Gold Medal and First Prize at the Savannah (GA) Music Festival’s “American Traditions Competition” singing America’s music – Gospel, Blues, Jazz and the American Musical Theatre. She received her BM from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned an MM from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana where she coached with legend John Wustman. Kelly is particularly proud to call herself a “Community Organizer” and between her music, raising a family and volunteer work is happily and perpetually overextended. Currently Vice President of BeaconArts.
Teresa Gabry / Website / Documentary Filmmaker
Goldee Green / Website / Soprano Goldee Greene is tagged “That Renaissance Lady” due to her artistic adventurousness. She sings B’way, pop/rock/funk, jazz/blues/folk, spiritual and her Great Love: opera/lieder. This
unique singing actress, who hails from Westbury, LI, has performed on four continents. Appearances: Alice Tully
Hall/Lincoln Ctr, Kennedy Ctr/DC, ArtPark/Buffalo area and San Francisco’s Theatre Artaud as a lead in the acclaimedUrban Bush Women’s dance theatre/opera, PRAISE HOUSE. Steeped in experimental works she has been a regular at The Public Theatre,Knitting Factory, The Kitchen, CBGB’s and the Federal Theatre. Goldee is also an Off-B’way playwright whose full-length hit musical, SPRANG THANG, was produced by Amas Musical Theatre Co. Locally she has played the Philipstown Depot Theatre, Beacon Sloop Club, Beacon Theatre, Chill Wine Bar and the Howland Cultural Center. She writes an Arts & Entertainment column for the Beacon Free Press/So. Dutchess News as well as contributing to Chronogram.
Connie Hall / Website / Contact / Connie Hall is an actor and theater producer. She produces the annual undergroundzero festival of independent theater in lower Manhattan, www.undergroundzeronyc.org; and she is the producing director and a founding ensemble member of Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant (2012 New York Innovative Theater Awards for Outstanding Ensemble and Best Performance Art Production), www.avantgarderestaurant.com.
Angus Hepburn / OffTheCuff-NY/ Actor / Director / Artistic Director / Theatre: mainstage, cafe / Contact
Stephanie Hepburn / Bricktown Theatre Company / Contact
Tim J. MacMillan /Website/ Playwright
Barry Mangione /Website / Contact / Purest Intentions Entertainment: The GRAFT: a combination of live music, art, and interactive social media designed to entertain, heal, and shine a light in the darkness of the soul.
Karen Michel /Website / Karen is an award-winning radio journalist, and has produced documentaries and programs on a wide range of subjects including performance art, music, and human interest stories. Michel is a frequent lecturer, and spent a year at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, as the Lehman-Brady Chair Professor of Documentary and American Studies.  Her current project is a performance documentary called “Live? Die? Kill? – Three Questions in Various Geographies.”
Susan Osberg / Website / Choreographer, dancer, healer,writer – Kundalini Yoga Classes at Beacon Studios
Kathleen Patrick-Bosman / Contact / Violinist & Violist, Performing & Teaching Artist

Peter Ullian / Website / Playwright, fiction writer