Photographs by Maria Baranova
HERE (Kristin Marting, Founding Creative 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 high commissioning applications. HARP offers every hybrid artist with a fee, growth help, profession planning, and a possibility for a full manufacturing, all inside a collaborative atmosphere 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 help of $125,000, which incorporates $50,000 in money and greater than $75,000 in tools, area, and providers over two to a few years. Every residency is tailor-made to the wants of the artist.
By way 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 not too long ago, 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 tons of of their collaborators.
Every season, HERE premieres two to a few of those Resident Artist productions as mainstage works. These progressive initiatives are grown in a various inventive group the place artists obtain profession growth assets and hands-on coaching. By way of important funding of time and assets, dynamic work inside a robust group is created.
HARP has been well known as a novel mannequin for inventive growth for the sphere to emulate. In honoring HERE with the 2009 Ross Wetzsteon Award, the OBIE Committee famous, “It’s develop into more and more arduous for artists to discover a place to take dangers, a protected haven the place they’ll develop daring new work. One theater has frequently 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 way 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. Initiatives at the moment persevering with growth in HARP embrace:
Primarily based 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 technology. An artist’s son research his physicist mom. She research the unusual habits of sand. Collectively, they attempt to perceive the science—the story—of how issues move.
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 expertise to achieve hybrid audiences and this new venture, [Untitled Miniature], would be the firm’s most palpable expression of intimacy but.
Dream Feed is an electro-acoustic track 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 convey 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 an identical twins of colour subsequent to the real-life story of outsider authors June & Jennifer Gibbons (a.okay.a. The Silent Twins). Using dance, textual content, cell VR expertise, and puppetry they are going to 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 “dangerous bitches” of hip-hop, the reproductive justice motion, and the sacred intercourse staff that graced Egyptian temples – presents girls and trans of us of colour with alternatives to re-encounter their sexualities by the lens of the sacred, within the hopes of accelerating bodily autonomy and dispelling poisonous masculinity.
The OBIE-winning HERE (Kristin Marting, Founding Creative Director) was named a High Ten Off-Off Broadway Theatre by Time Out New York and is a frontrunner within the area of manufacturing and presenting new, hybrid performances seen 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 embrace 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 You by Rob Handel, Kristin Marting and Kamala Sankaram and Zoey Martinson’s The Black Historical past Museum In line with the USA 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.