Miranda Haymon joined our Scratch Lab Artist Residency in July 2019. She is the Writer and Director of ‘IN THE PENAL COLONY’.
She is a Princess Grace Award/Honoraria-winning writer, director and deviser of performance originally from Boston. Her recent projects include EROTOPHOBIA at Fordham University, IN THE PENAL COLONY at The Tank, and ECLIPSED at Dartmouth College where she co-taught Contemporary Theater. She is an Artist-in-Residence at Roundabout Theatre Company; previously as the 2017/18 Directing Fellow, currently the Artistic Development Associate. Miranda is Resident Director at The Tank, a New Georges Affiliate Artist and 2019 Audrey Resident, a Space on Ryder Farm 2019 Creative Resident, member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab, the Wingspace Mentorship Program, a 2019/20 New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Directing Fellow, a Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow, and a former Allen Lee Hughes Directing Fellow at Arena Stage. Miranda is a graduate of Wesleyan University where she double majored in German Studies and Theater and was awarded the Rachel Henderson Theater Prize in Directing.
Miranda is interested in work that dismantles the antiquated ideology of the white, cis, straight, male, able-bodied, middle class individual as the stand in for ‘universal’. The theater she seeks to make is a resistance; it disrupts the status quo of who and what is allowed in the theatre, and incites audiences and her community to action. Her approach takes classical, devised, adapted and new texts, incorporating technology, nontraditional casting, mixed media, dance, and more in the pursuit of a unique, interdisciplinary theatre. Her theatre is radically inclusive, fundamentally multi-voiced, oriented towards sparking dialogue and in direct conversation with the current American state of affairs.
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