ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DIRECTING AND DEVISING
BA Drama and Dance, Bard College
Interdisciplinary MFA, Simon Fraser University
Mallory Catlett is a director and dramaturg of performance across disciplines. In the last year she has premiered City Council Meeting - an experiment in performed participatory democracy that the audience performs - in Houston (DiverseWorks), Arizona (ASU/Gammage), just recently in NYC (HERE) and next year in San Francisco (Zspace); her production of Beowullf with Banana Bag & Bodice had a 3 week run at American Repertory Theater (Cambridge) and toured to Adelaide Festival (Australia), the Brighton Festival and Bristol’s Mayfest (UK); and last fall she directed Dread Scott’s Dread Scott: Decision at BAM’s Next Wave Festival. Her work has also premiered in NYC at The Ohio, HERE Arts Center, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, PS122, the Collapsable Hole and been featured at CultureMart, COIL and The Prelude Festivals. Internationally touring also includes: Les Escales Improbables, (Montreal), Dublin Fringe, (Ireland) Exit Festival (Creteil, France) and Noorderzon Festival (Groningen, Netherlands). Upcoming work in new opera includes: The Wanton Sublime -Tarik O’Reagan (AOP/Roulette 2014), Brother, Brother - Aaron Siegel (Experiments in Opera/Abrons Arts 2014), Scarlet Ibis - Stefan Weissman (HERE/Prototype 2015) and Little Crimes - James Maxwell (Restless/Vancouver New Music 2015).
She was a member of the 2006 SOHO REP writers/directors lab and been a resident artist at the Ontological’s Incubator, HERE’s HARP Program, Abrons Arts Center, Chashama, Digital Performance Institute and a British Studies Fellow at the Harry Ransom Research Center at UT, Austin. Her work has been funded by NYS Council for the Humanities, the NY Music Fund, NPN, NYSCA, Chashama, LMCC (MCAF, Community Arts Fund and Swing Space), Puffin, Edith Lutyens & Bel Geddes, Tobin Theatre Fund, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Strickland Family Fund, Greenwall Foundation, MAP Fund, New England Foundation for the Arts, Jerome, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and a two-time NYSCA Individual Artist Commission. She received the Elliot Hayes Award for Dramaturgy for her co-direction of the Juggernaut’s The First 100 Years: The Professional Female Playwright. Her writing on theater has been published in Canadian Theater Review and in this Fall’s Edition of Theater Magazine - an essay on and the script of City Council Meeting.
She is the Artistic Director of Restless NYC an on and off-site theatrical entity designed to excavate the classical repertoire as a source of contemporary performance - to engage the past in a dialogue about its life in the present. For the upcoming production, This Was The End, Catlett received a 2011 NYSCA Individual Artist Commission, and residencies at Mabou Mines Suite (2009-11), Yaddo (2011) and The Performing Garage (2013) and will premiere in February 2014 at the Chocolate Factory. www.mallorycatlett.net
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