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HERE (Kristin Marting, Founding Creative Director) is happy to announce that purposes for the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) are at present open. This multi-year, $125,000 residency is HERE’s signature improvement and producing program since 1999 and one of many nation’s high commissioning applications. HARP offers every hybrid artist with a fee, improvement assist, profession planning, and a possibility for a full manufacturing, all inside a collaborative setting of friends working throughout disparate artwork kinds – 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, house, and companies over two to 3 years. Every residency is tailor-made to the wants of the artist.

Via 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 improvement of 165 lead artists and a whole lot of their collaborators.

Every season, HERE premieres two to 3 of those Resident Artist productions as mainstage works. These modern initiatives are grown in a various inventive neighborhood the place artists obtain profession improvement sources and hands-on coaching. Via important funding of time and sources, dynamic work inside a powerful neighborhood is created. 

HARP has been widely known as a novel mannequin for inventive improvement for the sphere to emulate. In honoring HERE with the 2009 Ross Wetzsteon Award, the OBIE Committee famous, “It’s turn into more and more laborious for artists to discover a place to take dangers, a protected haven the place they will develop daring new work. One theater has often bucked the pattern, making its mission to make sure that artists have a house for his or her analysis and improvement, and that theatregoers can pattern the thrilling outcomes.” 

The 2024 HARP software is due February 1, 2024, and could be discovered at right here.org.

Via 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 present persevering with improvement in HARP embrace: 

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 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 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 venture, [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 lively thoughts inside a slumbering physique. The HawtPlates make the most of a vocabulary of gestures, lyrics, vocables, and exchanges to carry a few of our commonest shared goals into collective view whereas playfully participating the idea album as an interdisciplinary efficiency kind.

Interdisciplinary efficiency Upstairs, In Our Bed room locations efficiency collective Identical As Sister’s experiences as feminine equivalent 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 know-how, and puppetry they’ll 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 Faculty – impressed equally by the “dangerous bitches” of hip-hop, the reproductive justice motion, and the sacred intercourse employees that graced Egyptian temples – presents ladies and trans people of colour 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 Creative Director) was named a Prime Ten Off-Off Broadway Theatre by Time Out New York and is a frontrunner within the discipline 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 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 Taking a look at You by Rob Handel, Kristin Marting and Kamala Sankaram and Zoey Martinson’s The Black Historical past Museum Based on america 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.


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