Kristin Marting

Looking at You
Photo: Xi Zhou

Kristin Marting is a director of hybrid work based in NYC. Over the last 25 years, she has constructed 29 stage works, including 9 original hybrid works, 6 opera-theatre and music-theatre works, 9 reimaginings of novels and short stories and 5 classic plays. She works in a collaborative, process-driven way to fuse different disciplines into a cohesive whole. She has developed a unique directorial form that features a “gestural vocabulary” used both as an emotional signifier and as a choreographic element.

Kristin has directed 19 works at HERE and also premiered works at BAM, 3LD, Ohio Theatre, and Soho Rep. Her work has toured to 7 Stages, Berkshire Festival, Brown, MCA, New World, Painted Bride, Perishable, UMass, Moscow Art Theatre, London and Oslo. She has directed readings, workshops and premieres for Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, National Sawdust, Playwrights Horizons, Prototype, Public Theatre, Target Margin, and others. Selected residencies include Cal Arts, LMCC, Mabou Mines, MASS MOCA, NACL, Orchard Project, Playwrights Center, Smack Mellon, Voice & Vision and Williams. She has also directed productions for Cal Arts, NYU, and Sarah Lawrence.

Kristin was recently named a Person of the Decade for outstanding contribution, a Woman to Watch by ArtTable and honored with a BAX10 Award. Selected grants include 2 MAP Fund, NEA, NYSCA, Greenwall, Harkness, Jerome and Santvoord Foundations. Prior works have been reviewed in all major NY papers.

Kristin is a political activist who has organized many art actions and a frequent panelist for the NEA, TCG, NYSCA, DCA, and ART/NY. She has taught Creative Producing and Directing as well as lecturing at a number of universities. She served as Co-President of the League of Professional Theatre Women. She assisted Robert Wilson on Salome and Hamletmachine and co-founded the tiny mythic theatre company. She graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with honors in 1988.

Kristin is co-founder and Artistic Director of NYC’s HERE Art Center, where she directs projects, cultivates artists and programs two performance spaces for an annual audience of 30,000. She also co-founded and is Co-Artistic Director of the annual Prototype opera-theatre festival.

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Looking at You, photo: Blythe Gaissert”
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