Member Information

Name

Kristin Marting

Discipline

Director, Producer

Company/Organization

HERE

Title at Organization

Artistic Director

Biography

Kristin Marting is a director of hybrid work based in NYC and Co-Founder and Artistic Director of HERE.
As Artistic Director of HERE, she cultivates artists and programs all events for two performance spaces for an annual audience of 30,000. Under her leadership, HERE has garnered 16 OBIE awards, 2 OBIE grants for artistic achievement, a 2006 Edwin Booth Award (“for Outstanding Contribution to NY Theatre”) from the CUNY Graduate Center, five Drama Desk nominations, two Berrilla Kerr Awards, four NY Innovative Theatre Awards and a Pulitzer Prize nomination. She co-created and co-curates HARP, HERE’s Artist Residency Program. For 19 years, she curated The American Living Room, an annual summer festival featuring over 30 new works by emerging artists; and for 8 years, Queer@HERE, an annual festival of gay and lesbian work. She was recently named a nytheatre.com Person of the Decade for outstanding contribution and honored with a BAX10 Award for Arts Managers.

She has constructed 26 works for the stage (11 original works, 8 adaptations of novels and 7 classic plays) and is currently developing IDIOT, a work for 4 actors and video from the Dostoevsky novel. Other recent projects include interactive works Trade Practices and Lush Valley, James Scruggs’s solo eight channel video work Disposable Men and his recent hybrid play (Rus)h. She also directed Sounding and Dead Tech (collaborative works adapted from Ibsen), both of which received prestigious MAP Fund awards. Her work has been supported by the NEA, NYSCA, DCA, Aeroflex Foundation, Axe-Houghton Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Jerome Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation Multi Arts Program and Peg Santvoord Foundation; reviews have appeared in all major New York media. Prior works have toured around the US. She has also collaborated on several large-scale political action art events, including The Line in 2004.

For the last 20 years, she has been developing a unique hybrid directorial/choreographic form that features a “gestural vocabulary” used both as an emotional signifier and as a choreographic element. This vocabulary, though specific to each project, is in a state of constant development with an ever-growing set of permanent gestures being added to the repertoire.

She teaches Creative Producing at New School and lectures at Bard, Brown, Columbia, Harvard, NYU, and Williams College among others. She regularly serves on grant panels for NEA, NYSCA, DCA and TCG, among others. Previously, Marting co-founded and served as co-artistic director of Tiny Mythic Theatre Company for nine years. She served as Robert Wilson’s assistant for Hamletmachine and Salome. She graduated from NYU with honors in 1988.