Abby Bender
Work – Abby is an indefatigable dancer, choreographer, and all-around arts innovator, and the co-founder of the Built on Stilts dance festival on Martha’s Vineyard, amongst her numerous and varied solo and collaborative projects.

Darby Patterson, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Darby is a life-long student of music and theater. She performs with local bands: Vine Shakers and Cottage City Collective, amongst others.
A true blue briny islander, Darby Patterson was raised with music. Her father being a musician himself, instilled in her, a deep passion for beautiful melody and harmony, from a very early age. This passion evolved into a way of life, and she now performs for a living. Having spent time studying at Boston Conservatory for Musical theater, she believes the gift of music is being able to carry people with you.

Barbara Dacey is spending her time these days making music, studying Hindustani vocal music, and practicing meditation. She is a volunteer co-coordinator of the Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Martha’s Vineyard.

In the 70’s and 80’s, Barbara split her time between the Vineyard and Cambridge, working as a singer-songwriter, leading a band, recording and playing in clubs and coffeehouses. She was also a modern dance accompanist, composing and performing music for top Boston choreographers. Barbara moved to the island full-time in 1985, where she continued playing music and began her career in radio at WMVY.

Hananah Zaheer
Video – Prose writer, Hananah Zaheer reads (via Zoom) a short story, “Willow Tree Fever” from her book, Lovebirds, an amazing story interweaving South-Asian mythology with the daily life of women in her birth country of Pakistan.
Hananah was our featured guest writer on March 8th for the ongoing Tuesday Writing & Poetry Series. 

Ben Williams
As young poet, Ben read his work at Pathways back in 2013, when our founder Marianne Goldberg was at the helm. Ben will perform another of his spoken word pieces, “Reflections”, with rythym and rhyme.

Danielle Mulcahy
Video – “More Than a Day”
A multi-media artist, Danielle Mulcahy’s latest short film, More Than a Day” is a collaboration with performer Jesse Jason, with text written by local MV High School students, (approx. 30 min, 2022). “This project was a fun collaboration with Jessie Jason and the words written by one of the islands high school kids!”

Jesse Jason will perform a new solo work. She is a professional dancer and choreographer as well as an experienced dance educator and certified early childhood teacher. Ms. Jason is a contemporary artist whose influences include her everyday surroundings, storytelling, collaboration, daydreams and nostalgia. She is excited by the creative opportunities she finds in non-traditional theater settings and has recently been creating site-specific immersive shows with her creative partner and collaborator, Abby Bender. www.jessejasonprojects.org.  
Jesse is a member of the StefanieBatten Bland (SBB) dance troupe in Paris, and has performed extensively, both nationally and internationally. She was formerly engaged in numerous Artist-Director and Producer roles at DanceTheYard, and in 2014 was named ‘Woman of the Year’ by Women Empowered for her work in dance education.