WE ARE HORSE
HORSE founded by Swedish performer and writer Stephanie Hayes and British dramaturg and performer Emily Reilly, seeks theatrical ways of letting our inner noise leak out; a theater of fragments that drolly illuminates life’s absurdities by relating the grand and monumental to the tiny and banal. Invested in memory, discomfort, confusion and the impossibility of language. HORSE works are deeply collaborative, merging dance, theater and visual art in an attempt to create formally rigorous explorations of the paradoxes of life.
STEPHANIE HAYES is a Swedish/British Brooklyn-based actor/ director/writer. She is currently starring in Slow Machine, a feature film by Paul Felten. Other credits include THEATER: February House (The Long Wharf Theater) Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Rep) February House (The Public) Old Fashioned Prostitutes (The Public) Illusions (Baryshnikov Art Center) Stupid Little Girls (Canada), Shreveport, Texas! (Canada) FILM: Acts of Imagination (Official Seleetion at Toronto Film Festival) PLAYS/OTHER WORK: Exit, Commander Kitty! (Tigermilk Collective, Canada), Vaska, Vaska Glöm: A tale for Forgetters and Fish (Yale Cabaret).
Stephanie was a co-artistic director of the Vancouver based performance company Tigermilk Collective for 5 years. She has taught theater and created work in Sweden, UK, Siberia, Canada and the US. Last year, Stephanie was an artist in residence at Mabou Mines. She is the Co-Artistic director of newly formed HORSE with Emily Reilly. Stephanie has an MFA in Acting from Yale School of Drama.
EMILY REILLY Reilly is a British, Brooklyn based theater artist who makes work across a number of disciplines. She has performed at The Samuel Beckett Theater and The New Theater, Dublin, The Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, The Volksbühne, Berlin. She has also worked with choreographer/director Pascal Rambert. As a director her work has been presented at The Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh; The Tron Theatre, Glasgow; The Project Arts Centre, The New Theatre and The Samuel Beckett Theater, Dublin; The Black Box Theatre in Belfast and The Yale Cabaret. In 2011 her production of Minute After Midday by Irish writer Ross Dungan was awarded an Edinburgh Festival Fringe First. As dramaturg/artistic producer she works with Margot Bordelon, Alex Harvey, Alex Mighail, Kate Attwell, Tea Alagic and dance-theater collective I AM A BOYS CHOIR. From 2013-2015 Emily is an artist in residence with Mabou Mines Theater Company. She is the Co-Artistic director of newly formed HORSE with Stephanie Hayes. She has an MFA in Dramaturgy from The Yale School of Drama.
THE INHERITANCE LAB
INHERITANCE LAB is a space for international and interdisciplinary research. This laboratory will develop a methodology that is grounded in the idea of inheritance as a practice. Our aim is to hone a map for group training that encourages visceral response over text based or linguistic communication.