“There’s exuberance here.” – The New York Times, May 29, 2015, Laura Collins-Hughes
RADY&BLOOM (2009) is a New York City-based theater company led by Jeremy Bloom and Brian Rady. RADY&BLOOM Collective Playmaking has produced over a dozen original full productions among a diverse and ever-growing ensemble, using new music, words, and movement devised directly for the performers, building roles and characters to the eccentricities of specific group dynamics. Distilled from personal experience, RADY&BLOOM aims to cultivate an assertive and complex yet welcoming artistic dialogue: party meets epic meets chorale meets ethnography.
The company hosts temporal pageants for the turn of the season – one night only stagings that practice social connection and create a space for artists to perform and socialize. Their theater works include THE UPPER ROOM, New Ohio Theater, New York City (2015) and Judson Memorial Church, New York City, (2013); THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST, Ice Factory Festival (2012, 2013); and LAMENESS OF A HORSE, Exapno New Music Community Center, Brooklyn, NY (2012). Their residencies include Ice Factory Festival, IRT’s 3B Program, The Cell’s Resident Artist Program and The Drama League’s Resident Artist Program.
RADY & BLOOM theater projects have been commissioned by Ars Nova, The Cell and New Ohio Theater. They have received grants from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2014), the New York State Department of Cultural Affairs and the Planet Connections Artist’s Grant. They have taught at NYU Graduate Acting, Northwestern, Texas State, and Montclair State Universities. Their company has been featured in American Theatre Magazine, TheaterMania, TimeOut, and the New Yorker. Rady and Bloom each received a B.A. from Northwestern University.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of RADY&BLOOM