ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DIRECTING AND DEVISING
BA Drama and Dance, Bard College
Interdisciplinary MFA, Simon Fraser University
Mallory Catlett is an Obie award winning Director/dramaturg of performance across disciplines from City Council Meeting – an experiment in participatory democracy with Aaron Landsman and Jim Findlay that the audience performs, to Dread Scott’s performance installation - Dread Scott: Decision in BAM’s Next Wave Festival, to This Was The End - a remix of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya that won an Obie, a Bessie and a American Theater Wing’s David Hewes Award. 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 her work has toured to Canada, France, The Netherlands, UK, Ireland & Australia.
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 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 Theater Magazine - an essay on and the script of City Council Meeting. She is a Foundation for the Contemporary 2015 Grants to Artists Awardee. http://mallorycatlett.net/
Classes begin August 27th
Auditions for fall shows: Sept. 1 and 2nd
Welcome meeting: September 7th, campus lifetime
What your faculty did this summer:
Izumi Ashizawa remounted "Mysterious Lake" at Long Island Children's Museum, was in on-going rehearsals for "Le Chemine des Reves" in Montreal, and served a guest tutor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Elizabeth Bojsza taught a workshop in Community Performance for the Pre-College Institute, and look forward to leading a similar workshop at the Stage The Change conference in November http://www.stagethechange.org/.
Mallory Catlett is working on: Circling the Center by Nene Humpphey to be performed on October 12, 13, and 14 in NYC and DECODER 2017 with text by William Burroughs to be performed December 3rd at La Mama in NYC.
Amy Cook finished her manuscript on casting and an essay on Shakespeare, language and cognition.
Steve Marsh worked with scientists across the country leading Improvisation workshops and Media training for the Alda Center in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Denver, at UC Santa Barbara, Cornell University and Cold Spring Harbor Labs.
Deb Mayo acted in "After," a yet- to- be released web series written by and starring one of our graduates, Joshua Schubart.
Ken Weitzman was a writer-in-residence at the New Harmony Project where he developed two new plays and then co-lead a two-week workshop with playwright Naomi Iizuka at the Sewanee Writers Conference at the University of the South.
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