Guest Artist Spotlight: Kristin Marting


From the young age of 10, Kristin Marting wrote, directed and acted in her first play, The Mysterious Death of Irving Schwartz. Now she is the Artistic Director of HERE, an organization that aims to build a community of artists that want to create innovative, hybrid live performance in various platforms, such as theatre, dance, music, puppetry, media and visual art. She, not only works to curate work for the organization, but is also responsible for co-founding it.

“From a very young age, I fell in love with the process of making things and collaborating with other quirky people,” shared Marting.

That’s exactly what Marting has done for the past 30 years. She has created 28 works for the stage, ranging from hybrid works to operas and adaptations of novels & short stories. She is currently developing Assembled Identity at HERE, a piece that explores ethnic ambiguity, race and identity. 

Marting asks, “What makes a human authentic? Is it their genome sequence? Their DNA profile? Their life experience?” Assembled Identity uses original and found text, live cinematography, and contemporary music to explore the science of identity, including genomics, genetics, eugenics, and cloning, all of which impact our culture.”

Kristin Marting holds a BFA in Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated with honors. She has been named a Person of the Decade and Person of the Year.

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