“This is thought-provoking theatre that sings, dances, and moves with you. The sets, when put into motion, dazzle, and the actors, when put into motion, too, do the same. It’s a must-see for anyone looking to get lost and found, in the very capable hands of an indisputable genius and some spectacular contemporary artistic voices.” – Brightest Young Things, April 29, 2014, Jordan Shavarebi
Founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Rachel Dickstein, Ripe Time develops and presents ensemble-based theatre with rich language, visual power, and physical rigor. Their work has been presented at BAM Fisher, the Baruch Performing Arts Center, The JCC in Manhattan, 3LD Art & Technology Center, the Ohio Theatre, PS 122, the Clark Studio at Lincoln Center, and LaMaMa, ETC, Ko Festival, Voice and Vision, and Watermill.
Since its inception, Ripe Time has created six large-scale ensemble works that have received three Obie Awards and nominations from the Drama Desk, the Drama League and the Joe A. Calloway Award for outstanding direction. Dickstein received the 2015 LPTW Lucille Lortel Award in honor of her work with Ripe Time. She has been nominated for TCG’s Alan Schneider Award, and twice for the Doris Duke Impact Award.
Dickstein has a B.A. from Yale College and has trained internationally with a range of multidisciplinary artists including Martha Clarke, Complicite in London, and I Ketut Kantor in Bali, Indonesia.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist