Faye Driscoll is a Bessie Award-winning choreographer and director who strives to investigate new forms of theatrical experience in order to provoke feeling, stimulate the senses and activate the mind. Her practice is a rigorously crafted group experience that comes off as improvised, chaotic and spontaneous. Works include Thank You for Coming: Play, Next Wave Festival, BAM, New York, NY (2016); Thank You for Coming: Attendance, Melbourne Festival, Arts House, Melbourne (2016); Made in USA Festival, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece (2016); Festival D’Automne, Theatre de Gennevilliers, Paris (2015); Centro de Arte Experimental UNSAM, Buenos Aires (2015); You’re Me (2012), and There is so much mad in me (2010). Driscoll is the recipient of a Doris Duke Award (2016); United States Artists Doris Duke Fellowship (2016); Guggenheim Fellowship (2013), a Creative Capital performing arts award (2013), and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant (2013). Her work is also supported by a NEFA National Dance Project production award (2014), French-US Exchange in Dance (FUSED) (2014), The MAP Fund (2014), and a Bogliasco Fellowship (2014) among others.
She was awarded a 2013 Alumni New Works award from Headlands Center for the Arts, where she was first in residence in 2011. Her residencies also include LMCC’s Extended Life Dance Development program (2013-2014, 2015-2016). She was a Choreographic Fellow at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (2011), and an artist-in-residence at Baryshnikov Arts Center, The 92nd Street Y, and Park Avenue Armory, a Wesleyan University Creative Campus Fellow (2014), and is a Artist-In-Residence at The Performing Garage (2014–15). Her own work has been commissioned by Danspace Project, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, HERE Arts Center, ICA/Boston, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and further presented at Wexner Center for the Arts, Fusebox Festival, UCLA, CounterPULSE, American Dance Festival, Mass Live Arts and The Yard. In Spring 2015, Driscoll will tour internationally with You’re Me to Theatre de Vanves in France, through the support of FUSED. She has also collaborated extensively with theater and performance artists including Young Jean Lee, Cynthia Hopkins, Taylor Mac, Jennifer Miller, and NTUSA. She was one of the only dance artists exhibited in YOUNGER THAN JESUS, the first in a series of triennials at New Museum; and her work is included in NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, the first biennial at the Museum of Arts and Design (2014).