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Awardee: Mallory Catlett

Performing Arts, 2016

Mallory Catlett is an Obie award-winning creator and director of performance across disciplines, from installation to opera. This practice reflects an interest in expanding what the theater can contain. She is the director of Restless NYC, which produced This Was The End, Catlett’s award-winning remix of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Her work has been commissioned by HERE, PS122 and The Chocolate Factory; supported by the National Performance Network, NEFA, NYSCA and the MAP Fund; featured at the Ice Factory, COIL, Prelude, Prototype and BAM’s Next Wave Festivals; developed at residencies at MacDowell, the Performing Garage, HERE, Mabou Mines and Yaddo; and toured internationally to Canada, France, the UK, Ireland and Australia. She is a Foundation of the Contemporary Arts 2015 Grant for Artists Awardee and an Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University.

 

Project: M/F Future

M/F FUTURE is pair of works: Decoder 2017, a late night concert series, and Dead Time of Plenty, an afternoon encounter with a woman who might be a novel. Inspired by the prophetic imaginations of William Burroughs and Doris Lessing, each work is a experiment in time travel. Decoder 2017 is a cut-up of sound, word and image, an intergalactic battle waged by a DJ of analog tape machines. Dead Time of Plenty, is a sequence of dreams and durational actions performed by an old woman, a girl and a dog, set against the backdrop of a collapsing city. M/F FUTURE takes a tag-team approach to a burning question: what do you do when you can see it coming?