I had a fun-packed day yesterday. Last night I attended the Watermill Gala in the Hamptons. I was an honourary co-chair and I have been several times to the event. It is a fundraiser for the Watermill Center which brings together young artists of various disciplines and from all over the globe and gives them the chance to make new work in an amazingly inspiring environment. It is the brainchild of the wonderful director Robert Wilson (here I am with him at the Watermill several years ago), and last night the participants provided entertainment with installations in the forest, and with art pieces everywhere.
It was a fun night and I got to see some old friends, including the gorgeous Marissa Berenson (here we are in my dressing room after a performance of Design for Living on Broadway in 2001), and Rufus Wainwright (who auctioned off himself in concert and was bought by Alec Baldwin!)
Earlier in the day I went to see my friend Anson Mount in his playThe Fifth of Julyat the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbour. It was really amazingand Anson was fantastic. It's by Lanford Wilson and is a funny, moving and sprawling tale of family and friends post Vietnam. If you get a chance to see it, go go go. I met Anson when he was a waiter at the Kit Kat Club when I was doing Cabaret. He was still a student at Columbia then, and we became friends and worked together a couple of times, in Elle by Jean Genet on stage and in a couple of short films he directed. So all in all it was a great day of theatre and art and friends old and new, and it culminated in a pool parrty and hanstands with lots of fun peopletill 3am.