Dan Hurlin currently teaches performance art, dance, and puppetry at Sarah Lawrence College, where he also serves as the director of the graduate program in theater. Twice a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, he is the recipient of a 2002 fellowship in choreography from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, a 2004 Alpert Award in the Arts for theater, the 2008 United States Artists Prudential Fellowship in theater, and the 2013/14 Jesse Howard Junior Rome Prize Fellowship in visual art at the American Academy in Rome. Hurlin’s theater and puppetry work has received the OBIE Award, the New York Dance and Performance Award (also known as a “Bessie”), and the UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionette) Citation of Excellence. He has performed with Ping Chong, Janie Geiser, and Jeffrey M. Jones, and has directed premieres of works by Erik Ehn, Lisa Kron, Holly Hughes, Dan Froot, and John C. Russell, among others. In 2015, Hurlin served as a Performance LOI panelist.
Pushers is a powerful dance-theater performance examining addiction and its consequences, created by Iquail Shaheed and his company using the stories of nine youth from West Philadelphia.
The Wilma Theater presents the world premiere of Adapt!, written by artistic director Blanka Zizka, and drawing on her personal experiences as a Czech émigré to the US in the 1970s.
Visiting scholar and performance curator Kristy Edmunds describes how she approaches risk in the context of her curatorial work.
Mark Brokaw is the artistic director of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre in New Haven, CT, and an associate artist of the Roundabout Theatre in New York City.
Roko Kawai and a team of collaborators traveled to Japan to develop the dance/sound piece Izu House.
Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy by Aeschylus included original music by sound designer Daniel Kluger.
An actor, director, stage designer, and playwright, Thaddeus Phillips “creates visual spectacles that take audiences to new frontiers.”
Taking Harbison’s Songs American Loves to Sing as inspiration, Philadelphia composers layer jazz and classical traditions to create works that tell America’s story with today’s voices.
As a presenting arts organization, the Painted Bride offers a wide range of work in music, dance, spoken word, and theater.
For decades this suburban university gallery has presented exhibitions of a quality and field-wide significance well beyond what one might expect, given its size and location.
Nato Thompson is chief curator at Creative Time. He served as a Center panelist (2008) and evaluator (2010), and contributed to the Center’s Pigeons on the Grass, Alas series.
Internationally noted artist Michael Rakowitz will weave the stories of local Iraq War veterans and Iraqi refugees, cultural traditions, music, and found sound into a participatory performance at Independence Mall, combined with a ten-episode radio program for a national audience, providing an intimate, multifaceted, and sustained portrait of Iraq.