We are committed to:
Husband/husband team "Rady & Bloom have become rising stars in the indie theatre world" (TDF Stages). Since its inception in 2009, their NYC-based company Rady&Bloom collective playmaking, has produced 12+ original full productions among a diverse and ever-growing ensemble, using original music, words, and movement devised directly for the performers, building roles and characters to the eccentricities of specific group dynamics. Distilled from personal experience, R&B aims to cultivate a mood, an assertive and complex yet welcoming cultural texture: party meets epic meets chorale meets ethnography.
Over the next 2-3 years R&B is in residence at HERE via the HERE Artist Residency Program to develop O, a new work with music and puppetry examining the world's oceans.
Earlier this summer, R&B premiered THE UPPER ROOM, a darkly humorous modern fairy tale inspired by the the back-to-the-land movement, within the context of sea-level rise. The sold-out, month-long run was a New York Times Critic's Pick.
We stage narratives in a stripped down, efficient manner, with high energy and a sense of visual lyricism. We are drawn to modern mythology—stories that ask us to believe in something bigger than ourselves.
New York commissioners and presenters include HERE, Ars Nova, The Flea, The New Ohio, IRT, The Brick, the cell, Walkerspace, and Exapno. Having worked with each of the major directing fellowships in New York, including the Drama League Director's Project, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the EST Director's Residency, and the T.S. Eliot Directing Fellowship, R&B has also balanced assistant directing roles including at The Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway, LCT3, The Goodman, and at Berkeley Rep. Alumni of Northwestern, academic affiliations also include NYU Graduate Acting, Texas State, and Montclair State. R&B has received support from LMCC's Process Space and Manhattan Community Arts Fund/ NYS Department of Cultural Affairs, the Archive Residency (New Ohio/ IRT), The Drama League's Artist Residency Program, and the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). Look for Peter/Wendy, published by Playscripts, Inc.
(on multiple productions) Catherine Brookman, Joe White, Robert Lavenstein, Dana Kaplan-Angle, Joyce Miller, Tjasa Ferme, Beth Griffith, Starr Busby, Erin Schultz, Mikey Barringer, Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, Julia Allen, and many more