January, 2024.
…when I played the role of artist-in-residence at Agatha Falls. During the residency, I led a community workshop on
the choreography of conversational prompts
and created a new evening-length solo about
the work of aging in the age of mechanical ghosts.
The solo, performed on the former lectern of St Agatha’s Catholic School, is titled Waterworks. Teasers can be seen HERE.
Below, the residency archive.

Agatha Fall’s residency program is supported by The Generator Fund — a grant for artists administered by The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art and funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Agatha Fall’s instagram Agatha’s Residency Lookbook

From the Archive:

Agatha’s is delighted to announce BIG NEWS!

Our first program of 2024 welcomes Berlin-based resident artist Jessy Layne Tuddenham for a workshop and performance during January!


Join us for Jessy’s Workshop (free — please email to reserve a spot)

SATURDAY, January 20th, 2-4pm at Agatha’s 65 Abbott Road, Buffalo, NY 14220 (park in the large school lot on Abbott, walk around the corner to enter double doors on Good Street.)

This workshop, built on social curiosity and conversation, will include a yoga-like warm-up, some not-too-serious circuit training, light movement problems and bits of follow along choreographic fun. Throughout, we’ll be telling stories and, possibly, sharing secrets.

No prior life experience of any kind necessary to join. All are welcome. Dress to move.


Join us for Jessy’s Performance! ($5-$30 suggested donation at the door, no reservations)

SATURDAY, January 27th, Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm, drinks and dancing until 11pm

Jessy is Agatha’s inaugural 2024 artist-in-resident. She will use her time at Agatha’s to create a new piece entitled Waterworks. Waterworks represents an extension of Jessy’s ongoing exploration of performance as social intervention. Via call-and-response exercises, both verbal and physical, audiences can expect to find themselves coaxed toward taking an active role in making the performance as it unfolds.

In the course of her residency Jessy will facilitate a two-hour workshop exploring the use of conversational prompts in the sketching of physical performance.

Jessy’s mission as an artist is to create spaces where she and her audience can abide joyously together in the ordinary.

About Agatha’s:

AGATHA’S and Agatha Falls 2024 programming is made possible through generous support by Chashama, The Generator Fund and Savarino Properties. THE Agatha’s project is an artist-run space and platform for exhibitions, performances, workshops, talks, guided falls walks, community classes, and other to-be-named experiments, contemplations and investigations into magical solutions like the tooth fairy and mutual aid. THE mission of Agatha’s is to provide an inclusive and invigorating space for exploring art in the broadest sense; and to facilitate held collective experiences, oriented around thinking and feeling critically together.