Jennifer Gibbs is a playwright and performer who thinks in collage and sees text as music.  Her solo show IMMORTALITY (Edna St. Vincent Millay) won a 2005 New York Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award.  Her mini-musical HOT is part of THE AUDIENCE, a full-length collaborative musical that garnered 3 Drama Desk nominations (Transport Group).  Jennifer’s plays – which also include 2GETHER, DIARY OF A PROPHET, THE SWEATER GIRL and SOUNDING – have been developed/presented at Cherry Lane, Williamstown, E.S.T., Joe’s Pub, The Public, New Georges, Makor Center, Voice & Vision Lab NYC, The Lark, Hypothetical, Manhattan Theater Source, Access, Working Artists, Transport Group and elsewhere.  As an actor she has played many roles Off-Broadway and regionally.  She is currently a resident artist at HERE.  Other residencies include Voice & Vision ENVISION, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and LMCC Swing Space and Digital Performance Institute residencies for SOUNDING with Kristin Marting.  SOUNDING has been honored with a 2009 Collaboration Award from the New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media.  Jennifer is an Affiliated Artist at New Georges and at Transport Group.  She founded collective First Fig to encourage artists from different backgrounds to cross-pollinate.  Among other projects, she has produced the First Fig series at Joe’s Pub.  A Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, Jennifer graduated from Harvard and received M.A. in Comparative Literature from N.Y.U.

Kristin Marting is a director and choreographer. Over the last 20 years, she has constructed 23 works for the stage, including 10 original hybrid works, 8 adaptations of novels & short stories and 5 classic plays.  For the last 15 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 is a co-founder and the Artistic Director of HERE, where she cultivates artists and programs all events for two performance spaces–including 13 OBIE-award winners—for an annual audience of 50,000. She regularly serves on grant panels for TCG and the New York State Council on the Arts, among others. In 2005, she was honored with a 2005 BAX10 Award for Arts Managers. 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.  She has lectured at NYU, Harvard, Columbia, and Williams College among others.

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