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“Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens” Continues for Another Year


Playwright Terry Guest

Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens produced in collaboration with the Hermitage Artist Retreat continues into its third year at our Downtown Sarasota campus! The outdoor series features performances and explorations of works-in-progress by Hermitage artists-in-residence and alumni. The first Hermitage Sunset @ Selby Gardens program will feature Hermitage Fellow and playwright Terry Guest. “The Latest from Terry Guest” A Play Reading and Conversation will take place during the evening of Friday, August 19 at our Downtown Sarasota campus in partnership with the Urbanite Theatre.

Confirmed event dates for the third season of Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens include:

  • Friday, Aug 19; 6:30 p.m. “The Latest from Terry Guest”
  • Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023; 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023; 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023; 6:30 p.m.
  • Additional dates may be added.

Each program will feature a celebrated Hermitage artist (or artists) to be announced. Last year’s Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens featured the works of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Michael R. Jackson, Kleban Prize winner César Alvarez, world-renowned violinist and member of Beyonce’s band Lady Jess, interdisciplinary performance artist Ni’Ja Whitson, opera singer Thea Lobo, as well as celebrated mime and storyteller Bill Bowers. In the 2021-2022 season, we also hosted hte launch of the Ruby E. Crosby Alumni Music Series with celebrated harpist Ashley Jackson. The first season of Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens took place in 2020-2021 and featured MacArthur ‘Genius’ and Avery Fisher Prize winner Claire Chase, composer and santur player Amir El-Saffar, musical theater composer Rona Siddiqui, and distinguished cellist Dorothy Lawson of ETHEL.

Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens programs are free to the members of the community with a $5/person registration fee. Click Here to register for the upcoming Hermitage Sunset @ Selby Gardens performance featuring Terry Guest!