Hill House Artist and Alum News

We’re two short weeks from another Hill House Deadline. That’s right, folks. If you want to apply to be a Hill House Artist-in-Residence, get your application in by October 1st! But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’re still in the middle of the current Hill House season with awesome artists coming and going every couple of weeks! Let’s see what they’ve been up to, shall we?


After Katie Gately headed back to sunny southern California, we welcomed performance artist, theater, dancer, “picasso-of-all-trades,” Kevin Doyle. Doyle is the artistic director of Sponsored By Nobody, an international theatre company based in Brooklyn, NY and a graduate of the Drama Studies program at Purchase College (SUNY). He has written and/or directed eleven original plays; while working as a theatre and film director in Belgium, France, Sweden and the United States.

A few of us were lucky enough to hear Kevin speak about his work and his life over a brown bag lunch in Bellaire. We left the event feeling inspired and ready to work together to bring more experimental art to northern Michigan. And only one of us was dealing with some previous-career flashback related stress after seeing a clip of one of Kevin’s plays about Target. You’ll be alright, Jen. You’re home now. Thanks so much to Kevin for taking the time to chat with us about art, activism, and the importance of supporting theater in smaller cities and towns.



Passepart Duo, who was just at the Hill House last month, released another video they filmed in the Hill House. Stunning work! We love seeing so much beautiful art being made under that roof! 

Songwriter and artist Sianna Plavin is up for a Dorry’s Award (The Dorry’s honor “anything musical that took place in Rhode Island or a border town”). You can vote for her - but tomorrow (9/15) is your last chance! Find her under the “Quiet Act of the Year” category, but we encourage you to shout your support loudly!

Listen to Hill House alum Rebecca Rego’s new single, Spell, on bandcamp, then do yourself a favor and pre-order new album, LAY THESE WEAPONS DOWN, immediately after. Nice work, Rebecca. We’re loving the single - it’s perfect for these almost-autumn afternoons.

Visual artist Corwin Levi’s exhibition, An Unfinding, is up at VisArts until October 9. In the exhibition, Corwin “builds a metaphorical relationship between these vast unknowable spaces and the possibilities in the outer physical world and within individual personal experience.” If you find yourself in the DC area over the next few weeks, you’re going to want to add this to your “must-see” list, right under (or above?!) the White House.



Have we mentioned we have a deadline coming up? I always say I work best under pressure. Do you? Perfect. Then turn off your TV, and get your materials together to apply by October 1. You got this.