MABOU MINES, founded in 1970, is an artist-driven experimental theater collective dedicated to creating original works and re-imagining classics through multi-disciplinary, inventive collaborations.

Previous performances include Lucia’s Chapters of Coming Forth by Day, PS 122, NYC, September 2011 (awarded the 1st Irish Award for Best Design and nominated for Best Actress (Ruth Maleczech); Mabou Mines Dollhouse, Eisenhower Theater, The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., October 2011; and Mabou Mines Dollhouse, Cutler Majestic Theater, Arts Emerson, Boston, November 2011 (Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Visiting Production and Outstanding Actress (Maude Mitchell).

Ruth Maleczech was a USA Gracie Fellow in Theater Arts, United States Artists, 2010; and was awarded an Artist Award, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NYC, 2009, among others. Julie Archer was a USA Ford Fellow in Theater Arts, United States Artists, 2010; and has received an OBIE Award, Village Voice, New York City, 1980, 1996, and 1997.

During their Swing Space residency, Mabou Mines will develop Imagining The Imaginary Invalid by adapting the French Classic The Imaginary Invalid, a three-act comedy-ballet by Molière, to examine the history and practices of modern medicine.


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