AS OF MAY 2018, THE WORK ROOM RESIDENCY HAS CONCLUDED AND THE STUDIO IS NOW CLOSED.
The Lucky Penny’s Work Room (2015-2018) was a rehearsal studio for contemporary dance where artists received support to pursue a rigorous, consistent creative practice. In this shared workplace, a group of Atlanta-based choreographers selected by The Lucky Penny received year-round, subsidized studio time at a radically low monthly cost. The Work Room served as their professional laboratory, a space devoted to dance-making, research, training, experimentation and play. National touring artists and guests also visited the space, developed new work, and engaged with our community through teaching and performance. The Lucky Penny facilitated professional learning and offered paid performance opportunities to all the Work Room artists.
The Lucky Penny wishes to thank Preston Snyder and Braden Fellman Group for generous underwriting that made it possible for us to operate the Work Room at the historic Wagon Works building in East Point. We extend our lasting gratitude to the donors and volunteers who constructed the studio's dance floor, plus Alan & Harriet Lewis, the Fulton County Arts Council, and many other contributors who allowed the project to succeed.
The Work Room artists continue to impact our community as culture makers and leaders in the field of performance. Check out their work: Blake Beckham, Anicka Austin, Melissa Word, Emma Alley, Hez Stalcup, MaryGrace Phillips, Okwae A. Miller, SCRAP Performance Group, Corian Ellisor, Bella Dorado, Sarah Freeman, Erik Thurmond, Kelly Bond + Melissa Krodman, Tahni Holt, Kaj-anne Pepper.