“wonderfully uncategorizable” – February 22, 2008, The New York Times, Claudia La Rocco

Brendan Connelly & Karinne Keithley Syers are multidisciplinary artists from New York and New Orleans respectively. They create meditative, expansive layers of interacting text, music, and movement. Their works include Theater of a Two-Headed Calf’s You, My Mother (collaboration), La Mama, New York, NY (2012); Appalachian Spring Break (Connelly in collaboration with Scott Heron), JACK, New York, NY (2015); and Another Tree Dance, The Chocolate Factory Theater (Syers), New York, NY. Residencies include The MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH (2009, 2015) and New Dramatists, New York, NY (2014-ongoing). Syers received a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center and an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College. Connelly received an M.F.A. from Bard College.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist