Stories from an artists colony

Studio 360

(Image: MacDowell Colony)

Just over a century ago in New Hampshire, Edward and Marian MacDowell opened the doors of America’s first official artists colony. The Colony has given artists studio space in the woods, no interruptions, and a picnic basket delivered to the cabin door.

Aaron Copland wrote "Billy the Kid" there. Willa Cather worked on "Death Comes for the Archbishop."

And Mike Daisey went to work on a monologue. He spent a month in one of the wooded cabins at the MacDowell Colony last summer, and shares his story with "Studio 360."

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