Discipline: Film/Video – feature

Roland Tec

Discipline: Film/Video – feature
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2012
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Roland Tec is a filmmaker, playwright, composer, producer, and occasional provocateur. Notable film credits include two features he wrote, directed, and produced, and which were released theatrically and on DVD both in the U.S. and abroad: All the Rage and We Pedal Uphill. He also helped produce Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding and Edward Zwick’s Defiance. In the theatre, Tec’s experience ranges from having served as Artistic Director of Boston’s groundbreaking New Opera Theatre Ensemble for 12 years and several Off and Off-Off Broadway productions of plays some of which he produced, and some of which he also wrote and/or directed. He is a member of the Producers Council of the Producers Guild of America, The Dramatists Guild of America, and is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. He has been a resident fellow at The Byrdcliffe Artists Colony and at MacDowell. Tec has taught at various institutions including the 92nd Street Y, Institute for Contemporary Art, Brandeis University, The United Nations, and Harvard.

His play Bodily Function was an O’Neill Finalist and won the Yukon Gold Prize for Excellence in Playwriting at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Alaska. He was one of three New York writers commissioned by Resonance Ensemble to write a new play inspired by Shakespeare’s Henry IV, part 1. The result is his current project, Kennedy V, the focus of which are the struggles and missteps of a young Ted Kennedy. His current film project, Thunder Every Day examines the friendship between artists David Hockney and Larry Stanton through the lens of 8 mm footage shot of the two on Fire Island in the mid-1970s, a decade prior to Mr. Stanton's death from AIDS.


Irving Fine

Roland Tec worked in the Irving Fine studio.

Youngstown Studio was given to MacDowell by friends of Miss Myra McKeown in Youngstown, OH, where she promoted both art and music. It was renamed Irving Fine Studio in 1972 in honor of Irving Fine, a distinguished composer, conductor, and teacher who was a MacDowell Fellow during the 1940s and 1950s. The simple interior of the studio…

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