Mabou Mines

About Mabou Mines

Mabou Mines is an artist-driven theater collective, generating original works and re-imagined adaptations of classics. Work is created through multi-disciplinary, technologically inventive collaborations among its members and a wide world of contemporary filmmakers, composers, writers, musicians, choreographers, puppeteers and visual artists.

In the summer of 1970, a group of artists retreated from NYC to Mabou Mines, Nova Scotia to create their first theater piece, Red Horse Animation. The company took the name “Mabou Mines,” and has since become not only a collective of artists, but of ideas and approaches. Today, the Company consists of Founding Artistic Director Lee Breuer, Producing Artistic Director Sharon Fogarty and co-Artistic Directors Karen Evans Kandel and Terry O’Reilly.

Mabou Mines has created more than 100 works, including “The Lost Ones,” “Mabou Mines Lear,” “Peter and Wendy,” and “Mabou Mines DollHouse” and has been honored with more than 100 major awards, among them 20 OBIEs, a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, France’s Chevalier Des Artes et Lettres, The Edwin Booth Award, Edinburgh’s Golden Herald Angel Awards, and more. Now, Mabou Mines offers an award to honor founding member Ruth Maleczech with the “Ruthie Award”: a five-thousand-dollar grant to a NY based performer whose work represents Ruth’s fearlessness and daring in every performance.

Mabou Mines’ annual programs include the development and premiere of new work through workshops, residencies, remounts of productions from our repertory, as well as national and international touring. Additionally, the Company serves the artistic community by mentoring emerging artists, and creating opportunities for strengthening the city’s cultural landscape via our longstanding Resident Artists Program (RAP) and our new diversity initiative, SUITE/Space.

Mabou Mines is about to open a new state of the art 99-seat theater in FY18 in the newly renovated 122 Community Center (150 First Avenue, NYC).

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New York, NY 10009

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