Doris Duke Impact Award, 2014
New York, NY
Tina Satter makes plays, performances, and videos. She is Founder and Artistic Director of Half Straddle, and focuses on her characters’ humanity while maintaining a visual artist’s focus on form. Ghost Rings (2016) is a pop-song cycle considering romance and loss among family and friends, House of Dance (2013) tells the story of a transgender tap student busting out of a small town studio, and Seagull (Thinking of you) (2013) is a feminist re-working of Chekhov’s Seagull, spotlighting female and genderqueer actors; her first book of plays was published by 53rd State Press (2014). Honors include a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award (2016), an OBIE Award (2013), and she was named “Off-Off Broadway Innovators to Watch” by Time Out New York (2011). She has had residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts, Yaddo, The Performing Garage, Kitchen L.A.B., MASS MoCA, and New Museum for Contemporary Art. She has been a visiting playwright at University of Michigan, Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon, Reed College, and Fordham University.