April 27–May 6, 2016
Travis Chamberlain is a director and curator based in New York City. His work in performance is interdisciplinary, spanning contemporary theater, dance, cabaret, and performance art practices. As the Associate Curator of Performance at the New Museum, Chamberlain has organized multiple residencies, often with an emphasis on the exhibition of rehearsal-based research produced through open studio formats. These projects include: “Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater 50 Years Later” (in partnership with Movement Research, 2012); "Performance Archiving Performance" (2013); "AUNTSforcamera" (commissioned by the Stedelijk Museum and TrouwAmsterdam, 2014-2015); and most recently “X-ID REP” (2015-2016). His current curatorial research is focused on questions of agency, authorship, representation, and labor in various performance and exhibition contexts. Chamberlain’s directing credits include the New York City and Boston premieres of Tennessee Williams’ "Green Eyes" (distinguished “2010 Best Theater of the Year,” The New Yorker) and the 2013 Kansas City world premiere of an anthology of short plays by William Inge entitled "An Otherwise Hopeless Evening." He is presently collaborating with legendary SF-based art-rockers The Residents’ to develop a shadow puppet adaptation of their 1988 concept album God in Three Persons.