Friday, November 18, 2016

Marike Splint is a Dutch director based in Los Angeles, specializing in site-responsive and immersive theater. She currently is a faculty member in the Department of Theater at UCLA. 

She mainly creates work outside regular theater venues and in the public space. Fascinated by the theme of belonging, Splint explores the relationship between people, places and identity in her work. She has created shows in sites ranging from a bus driving through a transitional neighborhood to wide open meadows, taxicabs, train stations and hotel rooms.

Her work has been presented by festivals and organizations all around the world. A few past presenters include Urbane Kunste Ruhr (Germany), Oerol Festival (The Netherlands), GeoAIR (Tbilisi, Georgia), Anciens Abattoirs de Casablanca (Morocco) and the Live Arts Exchange Festival (USA). She was also the curator of the 2014 edition of the Winters Binnen Festival in Amsterdam. Recent collaborations include an audio play for Trucks Track Ruhr with Rimini Protokoll, and research and text for the smartphone app Remember the Good Times with TG Space.

She received her BA in philosophy from the University of Amsterdam and her MFA in directing from Columbia University. Among other awards, she is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and a Columbia University Merit Fellowship.

During her residency at GeoAIR, Marike will be involved in our ongoing project concerning ‘Alternative Guide of Tbilisi.’

This residency is made possible by the generous support of the UCLA Faculty Research Grant Program.