Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Mallory Catlett

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: New York
MacDowell fellowships: Summer 2015

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 Beowulf (Banana Bag & Bodice’s touring musical bar room brawl) to Dread Scott’s performance installation, Dread Scott: Decision, to This Was The End (a remix of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya), which won an Obie, a Bessie and a Henry Hewes Award. She also directs opera, most recently Stefan Weisman’s The Scarlet Ibis. Her work has premiered in New York at HERE, Ontological-Hysteric, PS122, Abrons, Chocolate Factory, Roulette and Collapsable Hole; been featured at the Ice Factory, COIL, Prelude, Prototype and BAM’s Next Wave; and developed in residencies at the Performing Garage, Abrons Arts, HERE, Mabou Mines, LMCC, Chashama and Yaddo; as well as toured regionally and internationally to Canada, France, The Netherlands, UK, Ireland and Australia. At MacDowell she worked on Dead Time of Plenty with longtime collaborator Black-Eyed Susan. Dead Time of Plenty is one side of a new diptych of performance installations called M/F Future. Catlett is a 2015 Foundation for the Contemporary Arts Grantee and is a n assistant professor of theater arts at Stony Brook University.

Studios

Delta Omicron

Mallory Catlett worked in the Delta Omicron studio.

Delta Omicron Studio was funded by members of the musical fraternity in 1927. The building design is somewhat medieval in character, with an unusual cedar shingle pattern, a steeply pitched slate roof, intersecting gables, and small windows. After a 2016 deep-energy renovation, Delta Omicron is now the most energy efficient studio on the property. To enhance an…

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