A founding member of Pilobolus Dance Theatre and Crowsnest, Martha Clarke has choreographed for Nederlands Dans Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Rambert Dance Company, and The Martha Graham Company, among others. As a director, Ms. Clarke’s many original productions include Vienna: Lusthaus, Miracolo d’amore, Endangered Species, An Uncertain Hour, The Hunger Artist, Vers La Flame, and Garden Earthly Delights. She directed the premiere of Christopher Hampton’s Alice’s Adventures Underground at the Royal National Theatre in London. In Opera Ms. Clarke has directed The Magic Flute for the Glimmerglass Opera and the Canadian Opera Company, Cosi Fan Tutte for Glimmerglass, Tan Dun’s Marco Polo for the Munich Biennale, the Hong Kong Festival, and the New York City Opera, and Gluck’s Orfeo and Eurydice for the English National Opera and the New York City Opera. She directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the American Repertory Theater and a new music/theatre work, Belle Epoque, based on the life of Toulouse Loutrec at Lincoln Center Theatre. Kaos, an evening of Pirandello’s short stories presented at New York Theatre Workshop was awarded the first Tony Randall Foundation award in 2006. Ms. Clarke is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Award and grants from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundation. She has received the Drama Desk Award, two Obie Awards and the LA Critics Award.
Martha Clarke photo by Gregory Costanzo.