Ain Gordon is a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers
Ain Gordon is a three-time Obie Award-winning writer/director/actor, a two-time NYFA recipient and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting. Gordon’s work focuses on marginalized/forgotten stories and the invisible players in inhabiting that space.
Recent projects include Radicals In Miniature: a series of requiems to personal icons of the 70’s & 80’s premiering in 2017 at Baryshnikov Arts Center (NY) and Vermont Performance Lab plus 2018/19 touring to International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Quick Center, and Connecticut College (all CT), Williams College and The Yard (both MA); 217 Boxes Of Dr. Henry Anonymous: culminating a two-year residency at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania focused on Dr. John Fryer who, in 1972, disguised as Dr. Anonymous opposed the American Psychiatric Association’s classification of homosexuality as a disease premiering in 2016 at the Painted Bride (PA) plus 2018 performances at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (NY) and projected 2019 productions at Transylvania University (KY) and the Center For The Art Of Performance UCLA (CA); and Not What Happened: a contrapuntal duet for two people that never meet – the historical re-enactor and the woman she portrays – premiering in 2013 at the BAM Next Wave Festival (NY), with touring to Krannert Center (IL), Flynn Center (VT), etc.
Collaborations as Director: with Sō Percussion presented at the Walker Art Center (MN), BAM Next Wave Festival (NY), River To River (NY), and Philadelphia Fringe, etc; with Samita Sinha at American Dance Institute (MD) and PS122 COIL Festival (NYC); with Emily Johnson/Catalyst Dance at Northrop (MN), NYLA & Performance Space 122 (NY), On The Boards (WA), and ODC (CA), etc; with Bebe Miller at the Wexner Center (OH), Myrna Loy Center/Helena Presents (MT), and Bates Dance Festival (ME), etc; with David Gordon at American Repertory Theatre (MA), American Conservatory Theater (CA) and American Music Theatre Festival (PA).
Gordon appeared in the original Off-Broadway cast of Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell and toured the production to UCLA LIVE (CA), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (OR), ICA Boston (Elliot Norton Award nom), the Walker (MN), and New Territories (UK), etc.
Gordon is a former Core Writer of the Playwright’s Center (MN), twice held the post of Visiting Artist at the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (PA), was a 2014 Artist-In-Residence at NYU Tisch School of The Arts, and Resident Artist at The Hermitage (FL), etc. Gordon is Co-Founder of the Urban Memory Project and has been Co-Director of the Pick Up Performance Co(s) since 1992. https://www.aingordon.nyc
Ain Gordon Community Outreach – Presentation followed by Q & A. Takes place via Zoom on Thursday, October 22, 2 PM. You will be emailed a receipt after registering. The Zoom details will be included as a download from this email.