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Casting Call *~ The Longest Night


The Longest Night is a unique and magical one night performance piece showcasing the works of costume designer and textile artist Lindsey Leyland. This event will bring together Lindsey’s beautifully hand-crafted costumes with a dance performance depicting the transition from sunset to full moon on the eve of the winter solstice. This project is presented by The Hosting, an Ypsilanti based non-profit artist residency program committed to working with artists of all mediums to promote accountability and sustainability in the life of the artist. 

Lindsey is an Ann Arbor based seamstress and co-owner of The Get Up Vintage, a local shop that has been bringing incredible quality and bright fun fashion to our local community since 2014. This residency will be a unique opportunity for Leyland to showcase her vision within theatrical design and stitching skills in an unconventional way. Rather than conclude this undertaking with a conventional fashion show, Leyland will present her works on stage in a dramatic and movement-inspired form.

 Each performer who agrees to be a part of this project will be expected to commit their time, two to three hours, one day a week for approximately three months until the show date, projected for the first weekend in December. These weekly meetings will be designated for costume fittings and performance rehearsals with our choreographer. The Hosting will provide the rehearsal space at their location in downtown Ypsilanti. Leyland and The Hosting are committed to compensating artists for their time, energy, and creativity. Each participant of The Longest Night will receive a percentage of ticket sales, in addition to the proceeds from a communal fundraiser. 

This is a unique opportunity for dancers and movement-based artists in our community to explore new collaborations and receive exposure to a broad audience. It is our hope to work with artists of all backgrounds. All are welcome. 

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