Living Documentary

      Cynthia Hopkins, a performance artist, will present a work-in-progress showing of her newest piece Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Watermill Center, where she is currently in residence. Titled “A Living Documentary,” the work combines elements of musical comedy, autobiography, documentary, and fiction to create a portrait of the difficulties of earning a living as a theater artist in the 21st century. The piece will have its world premiere at New York Live Arts on March 5.

       Ms. Hopkins writes and sings songs, records albums, and fashions multimedia performance works that intertwine truth and fiction, blurring the lines between edification and entertainment. Her work as a writer, composer, performer, multi-instrumentalist, and theater artist has been honored with many awards, including a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2007 Alpert Award in Theater. Saturday’s program is free, but reservations are required and can be made at