Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 9th July 2014

Playing and Creating at the Hermitage

Adam and Maddie taking over the dining room table

It’s really quiet at the Hermitage.
It’s probably really quiet where you’re working too, unless you work at an amusement park or sell fireworks. This is a big vacation week and I can count the number of times our phone has rung today, on one hand. READ MORE

Posted by brodgers on 12th January 2014

Historic Cisterns Saved


The two cisterns on the Hermitage campus are extremely valuable historic artifacts marking a period in our past on Manasota Key when potable water was not immediately available at the turn of the tap. READ MORE

Posted by Patricia Caswell on 20th December 2013

Novel Playwrights


After Rey Pamatmat finished writing a play it just kept writing itself. More and more story kept appearing. It seemed much longer than a play. READ MORE

Posted by Patricia Caswell on 20th December 2013

Writer Susan Yankowitz Draws Crowds


When Hermitage writer Susan Yankowitz talks about the play she’s working on, small crowds gather around her in fascination. I haven’t seen this phenomenon since 2009 when young artists sat on the floor surrounding a chair where Romulus Linney read his entrancing stories. Each story was an encouraging metaphor meant specifically for someone on the floor. But I digress. READ MORE

Posted by brodgers on 11th October 2013

Laura Kaminsky – Meet Our Board


The Hermitage is thrilled to welcome Laura Kaminsky, Artistic Director of Symphony Space in New York City and an accomplished and award-winning composer, to our Board of Trustees. Laura is the first Hermitage Fellow to serve on our Board. “No one can better represent the insider’s point of view – that of the Hermitage fellow – than someone who has that title. And no one can represent the national point of view from outside this community better than someone living in a distant cultural center. As a Hermitage fellow in music, living in New York City, Laura meets both those qualifications,” said Executive Director Bruce Rodgers. READ MORE

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