MABOU MINES, New York City, received a two-year grant of $60,000 in support of the Suite Resident Artist Program. Jerome support is directed to the participation of emerging New York City-based artists in this program. Mabou Mines is an artist-driven experimental theater collective generating original works and re-imagined adaptations of classic plays through multidisciplinary, technologically innovative collaborations among its members and a wide world of contemporary artists. Established in 1991, the Suite Resident Artist Program is a laboratory for artists to experiment with performance ideas. Suite is open to small companies and individual artists in all fields, any artist with a compelling performance idea in need of investigation. The first year of the program begins with nine artists or artist teams, selected via an open call and company review, as Resident Artists. The Program strives to develop a lively and artistically fertile community while offering guidance to the artists as they explore their individual projects. Mabou Mines' Artistic Directors and Associate Artists serve as mentors. In the second year, four Alumni Resident artists are invited to return to the program to continue work on projects. These residencies are individually designed to meet specific needs. The goal is to prepare and secure fully realized productions.
About Mabou Mines Development Foundation
MABOU MINES, a collaborative theater ensemble based in New York City, creates original works and adapts classics for the theater.
In the mid-1960s, Lee Breuer, Ruth Maleczech, JoAnne Akalaitis, Philip Glass, and David Warrilow came together with the goal of developing a new theatrical language in which text, staging, visual, and score all carried equal weight. In the summer of 1970, these artists retreated to Mabou Mines, Nova Scotia and created their first original work, Red Horse Animation, in which actors interacted horizontally, lying on a wooden platform that doubled as a percussive instrument. With this production, Mabou Mines was born: a collective of equal voices exploring limitless theatrical possibilities. The current Co-Artistic Directors are Julie Archer, Lee Breuer, Sharon Fogarty, Ruth Maleczech, Fred Neumann & Terry O’Reilly.
Now in our 41st season, Mabou Mines continues to pursue the vision of its founding artists by using fresh perspectives to re-explore classic theatrical works and create new ones. The company focuses on a long-term, immersive collaborative process to develop new work, tours extensively and encourages the creative process in the next generation of theater artists through our Mabou Mines/Suite Resident Artist Program.
In New York City our productions have been presented at such prestigious venues as St. Ann’s Warehouse, The New Victory Theater, Performance Space 122, The Skirball Center for Performing Arts at NYU and BAM.
The company has won over 50 major awards, among them, 20 OBIE Awards, including OBIEs for General Excellence and Sustained Achievement. Other honors include the MacArthur Fellowship, Edwin Booth Award- CUNY; Chevalier Des Artes et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture; Golden Herald Angel Awards; United States Artist Fellowships.