Photographs by Maria Baranova
HERE (Kristin Marting, Founding Inventive Director) is happy to announce that functions for the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) are at the moment open. This multi-year, $125,000 residency is HERE’s signature growth and producing program since 1999 and one of many nation’s prime commissioning packages. HARP gives every hybrid artist with a fee, growth assist, profession planning, and a chance for a full manufacturing, all inside a collaborative surroundings of friends working throughout disparate artwork varieties – together with theatre, dance, music, puppetry, visible artwork, and new media. Every HARP artist receives important long-term assist of $125,000, which incorporates $50,000 in money and greater than $75,000 in gear, area, and providers over two to a few years. Every residency is tailor-made to the wants of the artist.
By means of HARP, HERE has developed such extremely acclaimed works as Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge, Younger Jean Lee’s Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven, Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique, Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle’s All Put on Bowlers, James Scruggs’ Disposable Males, and most just lately, Normandy Sherwood’s Psychic Self Protection (pictured above), to call a number of. Since HARP’s founding, HERE has supported the work and profession growth of 165 lead artists and lots of of their collaborators.
Every season, HERE premieres two to a few of those Resident Artist productions as mainstage works. These revolutionary initiatives are grown in a various inventive neighborhood the place artists obtain profession growth sources and hands-on coaching. By means of important funding of time and sources, dynamic work inside a powerful neighborhood is created.
HARP has been widely known as a singular mannequin for inventive growth for the sphere to emulate. In honoring HERE with the 2009 Ross Wetzsteon Award, the OBIE Committee famous, “It’s grow to be more and more onerous for artists to discover a place to take dangers, a secure haven the place they’ll develop daring new work. One theater has commonly bucked the pattern, making its mission to make sure that artists have a house for his or her analysis and growth, and that theatregoers can pattern the thrilling outcomes.”
The 2024 HARP utility is due February 1, 2024, and may be discovered at right here.org.
By means of HARP, HERE commissions and develops new hybrid works over a number of years. All year long, resident artists present works-in-progress, develop workshop productions, and mount full–scale premieres. Tasks at the moment persevering with growth in HARP embody:
Based mostly on the analysis of the brown dwarf astrophysics group on the American Museum of Pure Historical past, Rogue Objects from Janani Balasubramanian is an operatic, immersive expertise for planetaria that explores the rising science of brown dwarfs: a lesser-known class of in-between celestial our bodies, neither planets nor stars.
Shayok Misha Chowdhury’s RHEOLOGY is a efficiency memoir. A translation throughout boundaries of language, gender, self-discipline, and era. An artist’s son research his physicist mom. She research the unusual conduct of sand. Collectively, they attempt to perceive the science—the story—of how issues circulate.
Choreographer Ximena Garnica and Video Artist Shige Moriya’s A Meal, a choreographic ritual of getting ready, serving and consuming collectively skilled as half efficiency, half set up, half live performance, and half dinner.
With theaters reopened, Joshua William Gelb’s Theater in Quarantine is in a interval of reinvention, exploring new, dynamic methods of utilizing know-how to succeed in hybrid audiences and this new challenge, [Untitled Miniature], would be the firm’s most palpable expression of intimacy but.
Dream Feed is an electro-acoustic tune cycle that drops household singing group The HawtPlates and the viewers right into a dream sequence – within the humor, terror, magnificence, and attract of the energetic thoughts inside a slumbering physique. The HawtPlates make the most of a vocabulary of gestures, lyrics, vocables, and exchanges to deliver a few of our commonest shared desires into collective view whereas playfully participating the idea album as an interdisciplinary efficiency kind.
Interdisciplinary efficiency Upstairs, In Our Bed room locations efficiency collective Similar As Sister’s experiences as feminine similar twins of coloration subsequent to the real-life story of outsider authors June & Jennifer Gibbons (a.ok.a. The Silent Twins). Using dance, textual content, cell VR know-how, and puppetry they may reveal the twin struggles to be acknowledged as people inside a pairing and inside a racist and patriarchal society.
Nia Witherspoon’s new work, Priestess of Twerk: A Black Femme Temple to Pleasure + Knowledge College – impressed equally by the “unhealthy bitches” of hip-hop, the reproductive justice motion, and the sacred intercourse staff that graced Egyptian temples – presents ladies and trans people of coloration with alternatives to re-encounter their sexualities via the lens of the sacred, within the hopes of accelerating bodily autonomy and dispelling poisonous masculinity.
The OBIE-winning HERE (Kristin Marting, Founding Inventive Director) was named a High Ten Off-Off Broadway Theatre by Time Out New York and is a frontrunner within the subject of manufacturing and presenting new, hybrid performances considered as a seamless integration of inventive disciplines—theatre, dance, music and opera, puppetry, media, visible and set up, spoken phrase and efficiency artwork.
HERE’s standout productions embody Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge, Trey Lyford & Geoff Sobelle’s all put on bowlers, Younger Jean Lee’s Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven, James Scruggs’ Disposable Males, Corey Dargel’s Detachable Elements, Robin Frohardt’s The Pigeoning, and Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique and, this season Taking a look at You by Rob Handel, Kristin Marting and Kamala Sankaram and Zoey Martinson’s The Black Historical past Museum In accordance with the US of America.
Since its founding in 1993, HERE and the artists it has supported have acquired 18 Obies, 2 Bessies, 5 Drama Desk Nominations, 2 Pulitzer Prizes, 4 Doris Duke Awards, 7 Tony Nominations, and a couple of MacArthur Fellowships.