Monday, January 18, 2010

Trey Lyford

Mr. Lyford is a New York-based theatre artist and Co-Artistic Director of the physical theatre company rainpan 43. Following a successful collaboration with all wear bowlers (2005 Drama Desk Nomination, Innovative Theatre Award), rainpan 43 premiered its new work Amnesia Curiosa at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival in the summer 2006. In the spring of 2007 they created and produced the Rube Goldberg inspired machines, machines, machines, machines, machines, machines, machines. Most recently R43 began work on an absurd magic show.

Mr. Lyford has performed in venues both nationally and internationally including the Sydney Opera House, Genoa’s Teatro Della Tosse, Edinburgh's Aurora Nova, LA's Center Theatre Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, HBO Aspen Comedy Fest, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, HERE Arts Center, SOHO Rep and London’s Gate Theatre.

Along with his work with rainpan 43, Mr. Lyford is an Associate Artist with the Obie-Award winning company The Civilians (Gone Missing, Nobody’s Lunch, Paris Commune) and has created original pieces with Philadelphia’s Pig Iron and San Francisco’s Joe Goode Performance Group.

Mr. Lyford was the recipient of a Princess Grace Award as well as the Fabergé Theatre Excellence Award. He is a graduate of Vassar College and holds an MFA from UCSD. He has taught workshops in England, Italy and the U.S. as well as courses in Acting at the University of California, San Diego, Princeton and SUNY Purchase Conservatory.  His work has received support from NYSCA, Princeton Atelier, Creative Capital and NEFA.  

He lives in Brooklyn with his beautiful wife and their daughter.

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