Target Margin Theater Announces 2017 TMT Institute Fellows

Five artists will receive year-long mentorship in addition to a cash prize.

NEW YORK CITY: Target Margin Theater has named five artists as the 2017 TMT Institute Fellows.

The 2017 TMT Institute Fellows.

A puppet artist, playwright and composer are among those who will participate in the year-long fellowship for emerging talent, with a focus on challenging the traditional limits of theatre. The  experience, which begins in December, includes a $1,000 stipend, support, and space for the fellows to challenge themselves and their art-making practices.

The 2017 fellows are:

  • CB Goodman, an artist who creates theatre and puppetry that incorporates disparate source materials and object manipulation. She is currently developing a new piece, How to Kill An Elephant, as an artist-in-residence at Dixon Place.
  • Ayun Halliday, a performer, playwright, and author of seven books, including No Touch Monkey!: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late and the graphic novel, Peanut. As a member of the Neo-Futurists from 1989-98, she wrote, directed, and performed in more than 500 short plays and several full-length solo performances.
  • Brian Lawlor, a composer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, and educator, who is also the music director for Seattle theatre group Saint Genet.
  • Aaron Minerbrook, a New York-based artist whose work can be seen in music videos like the one he produced and directed in 2013 for DJ Trax, and in the post-production work he does for companies like Coty. In the theatre, he works as a technical director and production manager, and has worked on projects such as Shadowland by John Jesurun at La MaMa.
  • Anthony Wills Jr., artistic director of Artistic Pride Productions and Our Space, works in many artistic disciplines including directing, producing, performing, and creatibg visual art. He is currently the host of Jersey City Theater Center’s The BOX curated by Dan Piericcini.

During the fellowship, participants will take part in structured week-long intensive workshops led by TMT artistic director David Herskovits and other associate artists. They will also explore the cultural range of New York City, from neighborhood encounters to major institutions, and attend regular breakfasts to share work and develop opportunities for collaboration.

Now in its 25th season, TMT creates interpretations of classic texts, lesser-known works, and new plays inspired by existing sources, as well as supports the next generation of theatermakers.

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