WHO WE ARE
The TEAM is a New York City-based theatre company dedicated to dissecting and celebrating the experience of living in America today.
We devise plays by examining a wealth of material, ranging from existing texts (fiction, theory, drama, etc.) to images taken from visual art and film, and then combining that research with original writing and staging. At times a rock concert, at times a sporting event, the TEAM has been described as Gertrude Stein meets MTV.
Our productions are relentless out of necessity, multi-tasking between hyper-intellectual commentaries and exuberant physicality; we know of no other way to behave. The work combines aggressive athleticism with delicate examinations of the social and political factors shaping our world today, keeping the brain, eyes, and heart of the audience constantly stimulated.
WHAT WE’VE DONE
The company was founded in 2004 by a group of 6 NYU alumni, and has since grown to 13 core members and a continually expanding group of associate artists. We have created seven works since our founding in 2004: Faster, Give Up! Start Over! (In the darkest of times I look to Richard Nixon for hope), A Thousand Natural Shocks, HOWL, Particularly in the Heartland, Architecting (co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland), and Mission Drift.
Our work has been seen all over New York, including at the Public Theater (Under the Radar, 2009), Performance Space 122, and the Ohio Theatre (Ice Factory Festival 2006 and 2010); nationally, including at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center and Nashville’s Vanderbilt University; internationally, including at London’s Barbican Centre, Battersea Arts Centre, and Almeida Theatre, Lisbon’s Culturgest, Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, Glasgow’s the Arches, Ireland’s Galway Arts Festival, Toronto’s Harbour Front Centre, the Bristol Old Vic, and the Salzburg Festival.
We are four-time winners of the Scotsman Fringe First Award (2005, 2006, 2008, & 2011), Winner of the 2011 Herald Angel, the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize, Best Production Dublin Fringe 2007 and 2008 Edinburgh Total Theatre Award, and were ranked by Time Out New York Top Ten 2007 and Portugal’s Público Top Ten 2009.