Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Marianne Weems

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1996, 2001

Marianne Weems is the artistic director of the New York-based Obie Award-winning performance and media company The Builders Association, founded in 1994. She is a director of theater and opera and a professor at UC Santa Cruz. Collaborating with architects, sound, and video artists, software designers, and performers, Weems and The Builders Association combine video, text, sound, and architecture to explore the interface between media and live performance in a culture that is, as Weems puts it, "irrevocably mediatized." The company's last four productions have received their New York premieres at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; their work has been presented at New York Theatre Workshop, the Lincoln Center Festival, the Public Theater, the Singapore Arts Festival, London's Barbican Centre, Romaeuropa Festival, the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogota, the Wexner Center, the Walker Center for the Arts, and the Melbourne International Arts Festival -- the company has toured to over 80 international venues.



Marianne Weems worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near MacDowell's Union Street entrance, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery of Cincinnati…

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