One of the few community arts spaces still active in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Cloud City was founded in 2012 by Liz Beeby, Nicki Ishmael, Andrew Lynch, Katie Melby, Jeff Seal, and myself.
From 2012 – 2015 I served as Producing Artistic Director of Cloud City; during that time I produced over 50 events, from concerts to art openings to comedy to immersive theater to film screenings to potlucks to burlesque to lectures. (And beyond.) I was also an artist in residence, taking part in the creation of a number of performances (Dream I Tell You, SATURDAY, Silent Film, Rise and Fall, among others). I created and curated a short form performance series, New skin for the old ceremony, that showcased the work of dozens of performance-based artists in dance, theatre, comedy, performance art, and music.
Cloud City lives on! Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood and tell them Ben says hi.