“Ms. Satter is a genre-and-gender-bending, visually exacting stage artist who has developed an ardent following among downtown aesthetes with a taste for acidic eye candy and erotic enigmas.” – The New York Times, January 13, 2015, Ben Brantley
Tina Satter/Half Straddle is a Brooklyn-based artist who writes and directs new plays, performances, and videos, often in collaboration with members of Half Straddle and other artists. Works by Half Straddle include the Ancient Lives The Kitchen, New York, NY (2015); House of Dance, (premiered) Abrons Art Center, New York, NY (2013); PS122’s COIL Festival (reprised), New York, NY (2014) and presented internationally at Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal (2015); Kyoto Experiment, Kyoto, Japan (2014); Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Zurich, Germany (2014). Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players commissioned House of Dance.
Works also include Seagull (Thinking of you) with Away Uniform and FAMILY, 53rd State Press (2014) and Seagull (Thinking of you) (premiered), COIL Festival, New York, NY (2013), and presented at ZKM/Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, (2014); Theatre Garonne, Toulouse, France (2014); Theatre de Gennevilliers, Paris, France, (2014); Théâtre d’Arras, Arras, France (2013); NEXT Festival, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France (2013); and Mass Live Arts, Great Barrington, MA (2013); and In the Pony Palace/FOOTBALL (premiered), The Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn, NY (2011) and presented at Fringe Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2014); Automne en Normandie, Fecamp, France (2013). In the Pony Palace/FOOTBALL was The New York Times Critic’s Pick; Named a Top 10 Show of 2011 by PAPER Magazine; and A Top 10 Set of 2011 by L Magazine. Half Straddles residencies and awards includes Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, Sausalito, CA (2015), Doris Duke Impact Artist Award (2014), Yaddo Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY (2014), Wooster Group’s Performing Garage Residency, New York, NY (2014), and MASS MoCA Artistic/Technical Residency, North Adams, MA (2012).
Tina Satter received a B.A. Bowdoin College and an M.A. from Reed College. Satter attended the M.F.A. Playwriting Program at Brooklyn College (2007-2009).
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist