Artist Projects

The TEAM

Performing Arts, 2013



The TEAM

The TEAM is a Brooklyn-based ensemble dedicated to creating new work about the experience of living in America today. Once described by The Guardian as “theatrical excavators of American culture, American dreams and the American psyche,” the company's work crashes characters from our nation's history and mythology into modern stories. The TEAM makes all of its work collaborativey, through a uniquely democratic writing process that fuses research, physical and verbal improvisation, and consensus-driven editing; in a final production it is nearly impossible to trace any one line of dialogue or image back to a single author’s hand. 

Founded in 2004, The TEAM has created and toured 10 original works to date. Their work has been seen in New York at the Public Theater, PS122, Vineyard Theatre, Ohio Theatre, and The Bushwick Starr; nationally at ArtsEmerson, A.R.T., Walker Art Center, Playmakers Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Virginia Tech, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and internationally at the National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Barbican, Almeida Theatre, and Battersea Arts Centre in London; Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre; Culturgest in Lisbon; the Salzburg Festival; Galway Festival; Perth International Arts Festival; and Hong Kong Arts Festival.


http://www.theteamplays.org




INDIVIDUAL COLLABORATOR BIOGRAPHIES

Rachel Chavkin

Rachel Chavkin is two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk nominated director, educator and the founding Artistic Director of the TEAM, for whom she has directed/co-authored eight works, including Mission ...
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Jessica Almasy

Jessica Almasy is a jungle cat slash otter, now writing: PLAYS: XIX, prone; BOOKS: This is My Young Adult Novel and The Philosopher’s ...
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Matt Hubbs

Matt Hubbs is the resident designer with the TEAM. He also recently designed 100 Saints You Should Know at Playwrights Horizons. As an associate designer and engineer, he has toured ...
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Libby King

Libby King recently won Best Female Performance at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2007 for the role of Sarah Springer in the TEAM’s Particularly in the Heartland, which she created. ...
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