Collaborators

02_bocanegra_INTERNET-¬serling_2015Suzanne Bocanegra (Visual Design/Performer) is an artist living and working in New York City. Her work has been seen in exhibitions in the United States and abroad, in such venues as the Serpentine Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Hayward Gallery in London, the Armand Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia. A major show of Bocanegra’s work titled I Write the Songs opened at the Tang Museum in July 2010 and traveled to Site Santa Fe in 2011. Her lecture/performance When a Priest Marries a Witch, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Paul Lazar premiered at MoMA in 2010 and traveled to the Wexner Center, Performing Garage, James Cohan Gallery, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, among others. Little Dot, a twelve-hour sculpture with ballet dancers, opened Platform 2014 at NYC’s Danspace, performed by members of the New York Theater Ballet. The feature-length film of When a Priest Marries a Witch premiered in 2015 at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. Bocanegra’s most recent piece, Bodycast, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Frances McDormand, premiered at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh and had its New York premiere as part of the Next Wave Festival at BAM in 2013, traveling to the Marfa Contemporary in 2015. A recipient of the Rome Prize, she has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Tiffany Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and a Smithsonian Artist Research Grant.

02_JASON_INTERNET-¬serling_2015Jason Treuting (Composer/Performer) enjoys exploring the tension between control and flexibility and making music that translates patterns into sound. He makes most of his music with and for Sō Percussion. He has been called “genre-busting” by The New York Times and his music has been described as “rich and engrossing” by Time Out New York. Treuting’s music has been played across the US in performing art centers like the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Walker Art Center and the Kennedy Center as well as spots like Roulette, the Stone, and universities across the country. Treuting has been commissioned by cellist Jeff Ziegler, the Calder Quartet, janus trio, NOW Ensemble and the Orchestra of the League of Composers and has been featured as composer-in-residence at the Carlsbad Music Festival and the Canberra International Music Festival. His music is recorded on Cantaloupe Music and New Amsterdam Records. Treuting was one of the inaugural Lewis Center Fellows in the Arts at Princeton University and is currently an Edward T Cone performer-in-residence at Princeton University, and Co-Director of the Percussion Department at the Bard College Conservatory of Music.

mf headshotMartha Friedman (Sculptor) was born in Detroit, MI and lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998 and her MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2003. She has had solo exhibitions at Wallspace, New York (2012, 2009, 2007); the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI (2010); DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA (2010); Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL (2010). Her work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions, nationally and internationally. Select examples include Frieze New York Sculpture Park, curated by Tom Eccles, New York (2013) and Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel (2013). Friedman is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Princeton University. Friedman has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Henry Museum in 2018.
 
 
 
 
Betsy Ayer (Stage Manager) Recent dance credits include New York City Ballet and Buglisi Dance Theater. Other favorite projects include The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (premiere and tour); Ainadamar, Teatro Real, Madrid; New York City Opera; La Passion de Simone (international tour); Lincoln Center Festival; and Shockheaded Peter at the Little Shubert. She is a graduate of Smith College.
 
Diana Broussard (Costume Designer) After designing for luxury goods companies including Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, and Gucci, Diana Broussard started her own line under her name. Broussard is not solely a shoe designer, but also designs gems in plexiglass and metals in her jewelry collection, and db Intimo lingerie in silk. Most recently, her signature Nate necklace has been added to the selection of the MoMa stores.
 
William Cusick (Video Designer & Cinematographer) is a video artist, filmmaker and projection designer based in NYC. His designs for theater, opera and dance have been seen across the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. Broadway: The Other Place (Manhattan Theater Club), The Coast of Utopia (Lincoln Center Theater); Off-Broadway: Bare The Musical (New World Stages), The Clean House (LCT), Arjuna’s Dilemma (BAM Next Wave), Newyorkland (Baryshnikov Arts Center), Welcome to Nowhere (Performance Space 122), Americana Kamikaze (PS122). Awards include the 2007 Henry Hewes Award for Projection Design and the 2009-2011 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for American Theatre Designers.
 
Kristen Hollinsworth (Rehearsal Director) has been collaborating with Susan Marshall & Company since 1994. She has restaged several of Marshall’s dances including the aerial duet Kiss on Pacific Northwest Ballet. In NYC Kristen has worked with Doug Varone, Tami Stronach, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Monica Gillette, and in San Francisco with Cheryl Chaddick, Della Davidson, and Lea Wolf. She danced with the Metropolitan Opera from1998-2008 in numerous productions. Her own work has been presented in Cape Cod, San Francisco, and New York at Dancespace Project, Dancenow Festival, Flea Theater and Performance Mix Festival. Currently Kristen is working long hours lovingly raising her two children. Hvala Sasa!
 
David Lang (Composer) One of America’s most performed and honored composers, David Lang received the Pulitzer Prize in Music for the little match girl passion, commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Perth Concert Hall for Paul Hillier and Theater of Voices. “With his winning of the Pulitzer Prize for the little match girl passion (one of the most original and moving scores of recent years), Lang, once a postminimalist enfant terrible, has solidified his standing as an American master.” (New Yorker Magazine) Recent works include writing on water for the London Sinfonietta, with libretto and visuals by filmmaker Peter Greenaway; the difficulty of crossing a field – a fully staged opera for Kronos Quartet; loud love songs, a concerto for percussionist Evelyn Glennie, and the staged oratorio Shelter, with co-composers Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe, at the Next Wave Festival at BAM, featuring the vocal ensemble Trio Mediaeval. He frequently collaborates with such choreographers as Shen Wei, Benjamin Millepied, Susan Marshall and Edouard Lock. The commercial recording of i, on Harmonia Mundi, won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance. Lang is co-founder and co-artistic director of New York’s legendary music festival, Bang on a Can.
 
Taylor Levine (Musician) is a guitarist in the NYC area. He is a founding member of Dither, an electric guitar quartet. In addition, Taylor often performs a variety of composed and improvised music with a wide range of groups.  Some of these include Signal Ensemble, Kronos Quartet, Marc Ribot, Tyondai Braxton, Ethel, Bang on a Can, Eighth Blackbird, Blarvuster, Newband, Meredith Monk, Theo Bleckmann, Weasel Walter, Ches Smith, Philip White, Eve Beglarian’s BRIM, New York City Opera, New World Symphony, London Sinfonietta, BBC Orchestra, and Wordless Music Orchestra. Taylor also pursues an active role as an educator. He studied at The Manhattan School of Music and The Amsterdam Conservatory. Taylor currently resides in Brooklyn, where he can often be found building a variety of electronic circuits.
 
Michael McCurdy (Musician) performs nationally and internationally with Mantra Percussion and as a soloist at new music festivals and universities throughout the United States. Michael is a champion of new music — commissioning, premiering and recording works by both emerging and established composers. Many of these collaborations have blended music with dance, with text and theatre, and with electronics or interactive computer.  He completed a doctorate in percussion performance at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2006 and is the executive director of Red Poppy Music — managing, publishing and promoting the works of Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe.
 
Andreea Mincic (Set Designer) originally from Romania and now based in New York City, designed sets and costumes for theater, dance, and opera performances in Europe prior to moving to the United States in 2003. Regular collaborators in New York include Hoi Polloi/Alec Duffy, Half Straddle/Tina Satter , The Builders Association/Marianne Weems, 31Down, Yoav Gal, and John Gould Rubin. Additional collaborators nationally and internationally include The Incubator Arts Project, Banana Bag and Bodice, Big Dance Theater, Berkley Rep, Hudson Stage, Labyrinth Theater Company, Buro fur Off Theater, and The National Dance Center — Bucharest.. She is a member of TENT, Theatre Without Borders, and Multi Art Dance Foundation.
 
James Moore (Musician) is a versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he has been immersed in New York’s creative music community since 2006, earning the titles of “local electric guitar hero” by Time Out NY and “model new music citizen” by the NY Times. James is is a founding member of the electric guitar quartet Dither, and performs internationally as a soloist and ensemble player. He has worked with Bang on a Can, Alarm Will Sound, Clogs, and members of the National. Current projects include concerts and recording of John Zorn’s Book of Heads for solo guitar, and performances as an onstage musician and actor in Richard Maxwell’s Neutral Hero.
 
Jascha Narveson (Sound Technical Director) was raised in a concert hall and put to sleep as a child with an old vinyl copy of the Bell Labratories mainframe computer singing “Bicycle Built for Two.” He composes, teaches, and works as an audio engineer in New York City.
 
Eric Southern (Lighting Designer) is a New York based lighting and set designer. Most recently his work on the world premier of The Secret Agent by Michael Dellaira directed by Sam Helfrich, was seen at the Danny Kaye Playhouse in NYC, at the Avignon Opera House, and as part of the Armel International Opera Festival in Szeged, Hungary. Other operas include Die Fledermaus with Virginia Opera, and a fully staged version of Handel’s Messiah at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Eric also works extensively in theaters around the country including work with Portland Center Stage, The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Kansas City Rep, The Magic Theater,The Atlantic Theater, and the Juilliard Drama Department.