PERFORMANCES AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2018    The Illusion & The Aftermath. Chicago Cultural Center, Yates Gallery. Chicago.

2017    Counterpoise. Belluard Bollwerk Feestival. Switzerland.

2016    My Voice Has an Echo in It. Response Performance Festival. Buffalo.

2016    My Voice Has an Echo in It. Chicago Cultural Center, Gallery. Chicago.

2015    My Voice Has an Echo in It. Ideal Glass Gallery. New York City.

2014    My Voice Has an Echo in It. EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. New York.

2014    My Voice Has an Echo in It. Stereolux. France.

2014    My Voice Has an Echo in It. Maison des Arts de Créteil. Paris.

2014    My Voice Has an Echo in It. Le Manège. France.

2014    My Voice Has an Echo in It. The Watermill Center. New York.

2012    Newyorkland. Baryshnikov Arts Center. New York City.

2011    Newyorkland. On the Boards. Seattle.

2011    Newyorkland. Theatre Junction Grand. Calgary.

2011    Americana Kamikaze. Brisbane Powerhouse. Australia.

2010    Americana Kamikaze. Maison des Arts de Créteil. Paris.

2010    Americana Kamikaze. Le Manège. France.

2010    Welcome to Nowhere. Trafó. Budapest.

2010    Welcome to Nowhere. Théâtre Garonne. France.

2010    Welcome to Nowhere. Maison des Arts de Créteil. Paris.

2010    Welcome to Nowhere. Le Manège. France.

2009    Americana Kamikaze. Performance Space 122. New York City.

2009    Welcome to Nowhere. Salzburg Festival. Austria.

2009    Welcome to Nowhere. Temps d’Images/Usine-C. Montreal.

2008    Welcome to Nowhere. Mois Multi Festival. Quebec City.

2008    Welcome to Nowhere. Maison des Arts de Créteil. Paris.

2008    Welcome to Nowhere. Le Manège. France.

2008    Welcome to Nowhere. Performance Space 122. New York City.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2014    Nouveaux Monstres. Aram Art Museum. South Korea.

2014    Nouveaux Monstres. Théâtre de l’Avant-Seine. France.

2014    From the Edge. Bakhrushin Museum. Moscow.

2012    From the Edge. La MaMa, La Galleria. New York City.

2011    Nouveaux Monstres. Théâtre national de Toulouse. France.

2011    From the Edge. Prague Quadrennial. Prague.

2010    Nouveaux Monstres. LiFE Space for Emerging Arts. France.

2010    Nouveaux Monstres. Théâtre de L'Agora. Paris.

2009    Nouveaux Monstres. Gare Saint-Sauveur. France.

2009    Nouveaux Monstres. Maison des Arts de Créteil. Paris.

2009    Nouveaux Monstres. Le Manège. France.

 

FILMS AND SCREENINGS (selected)

2017    This Empty Room. Segal Theatre Film Festival. New York City.

2016    My Voice Has an Echo in It. Benaki Museum. Athens.

2016    Only the Hand that Erases. Segal Theatre Film Festival. New York City.

2014    Americana Kamikaze. Bakhrushin Museum. Moscow.

2013    Welcome to Nowhere. Queens Museum. New York City.

2013    Welcome to Nowhere. Museum of the Moving Image. New York City.

2012    Welcome to Nowhere. Anthology Film Archives. New York City.

2011    Americana Kamikaze. Prague Quadrennial. Prague.

2011    Welcome to Nowhere. World Theatre Festival. Japan.

 

PUBLICATIONS (selected)

2016    “Portfolio: Worth the Review” Yale Theater Magazine. 47.1 (2016): 85-93.

            An essay on theater criticism and portfolio of my work as a visual artist.

2014    “Interview with Robert Morris” Chance Magazine (WINTER 2014): 48-49.

2012    “Newyorkland” (artist’s chronicle) Emergency INDEX 2011 (March 2012): 452-453.

2012    “Being Contemporary” PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 34.1 (January 2012): 99-100.

 

RESIDENCIES

2016    The Watermill Center. New York.

2014    Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC). New York.

2014    The Watermill Center. New York.

 

COMMISSIONS, HONORS AND AWARDS (selected)

2015    Jerome Foundation Grant for My Voice Has an Echo in It. Performance Space 122 COIL Festival at Ideal Glass Gallery. New York City.

2014    EMPAC Commission for My Voice Has an Echo in It. Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. New York.

2012    Performance Space 122 Commission & Jerome Foundation Grant for Newyorkland. Baryshnikov Arts Center. New York City.

2011    Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space for Americana Kamikaze. Prague Quadrennial. Prague.

2010    Co-production & Commission for Americana Kamikaze. Maison des Arts de Créteil. Paris.

2010    Co-production & Commission for Americana Kamikaze. Le Manège. France.

2009    Salzburg Festival Young Directors Project Competition. Salzburg Festival. Austria.

2009    Young Alumni Achievement Award for College of Fine Arts. Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

2009    Co-production & Commission for An Instrument for the Measure of Absence. Arcadi and Maison des Arts de Créteil. Paris.

2009    MacDowell Colony Fellowship. The MacDowell Colony. New Hampshire.

2009    Performance Space 122 Commission & Jerome Foundation Grant for Americana Kamikaze. Performance Space 122. New York City.

 

TEACHING AND UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE (selected)

2014    Guest Lecturer, Department of Visual Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. University of Buffalo, The State University of New York. Buffalo, NY.

2014    Master Class on Devised Theater, Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies. University of Buffalo, The State University of New York. Buffalo, NY.

2013    Guest Speaker, Director/Designer Collaboration, Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. New York, NY.

2013    Guest Speaker, Department of Theater and Dance, College of Liberal Arts. University of Nevada, Reno. Reno, NV.

2013    Guest Speaker, Media, Theater & Technology, Technē Institute for Arts. University of Buffalo, The State University of New York. Buffalo, NY.

2012    Part-time Faculty and Guest Director, Eugene Lang College, The New School. The New School. New York, NY.

2012    Guest Lecturer, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts. The New School. New York, NY.

2011    Guest Faculty and Resident Artist, Columbia University School of the Arts. Columbia University. New York, NY.

2009    Guest Lecturer, Department of Theater and Dance, College of Fine Arts. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Indiana, PA.

 

LECTURES, PANELS AND SYMPOSIA (selected)

2016    “How Should the Present Think About the Future,” panel discussion with Claudia La Rocco, Lane Czaplinski, Annie Dorsen, Yelena Gluzman and Katherine Profeta. 
American Realness Festival, Abrons Arts Center. New York, NY.

2013    “After the Show: Postshow Theatre,” panel discussion with Jim Findlay, Aaron Landsman, David Levine, et. al, moderated by Robert Quillen Camp and Gavin Kroeber.
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The CUNY Graduate Center. New York, NY.

2013    “The Theater of Tomorrow, Today,” long table discussion with Andrew Horwitz, Annie Dorsen, Brian Rogers, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Dave Malloy and Mikhael Tara Garver.
Under the Radar Festival, The Public Theater. New York, NY.

2012    “Liveness and Technology,” long table discussion with Lois Weaver, John Jeserun, Mark Coniglio, Josephine Dorado, Mei-Yin Ng, Cory Einbinder, and Culturebot.
Ellen Stewart Theater, LA MAMA. New York, NY.

2012    “Being Contemporary,” panel discussion with Claire Bishop, Joan Jonas, Linda Weintraub, and Martha Wilson, moderated by Bonnie Marranca.
Location One Gallery. New York, NY.

2011    “The Development Process of Temporary Distortion” Master class
Theatre Junction Grand. Calgary, CA.

2009    “Crossing the Disciplinary Minefield,” panel discussion with Ann Liv Young, Eric Dyer, and Caden Manson, moderated by Ivan Talijancic and Jeff Janisheski.
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The CUNY Graduate Center. New York, NY.

2008    “Media and Performance,” panel discussion with William Cusick, Richard Foreman, and Caden Manson, moderated by Kristin Marting.
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The CUNY Graduate Center. New York, NY.

 

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS (selected)

 Bay-Cheng, Sarah. “Taxonomy of Distortion.” Performance and Media: Taxonomies for a Changing Field. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan, 2015. 39-64.

Wisker, Stephen. “My Voice Has an Echo in It by Temporary Distortion.” Theatre Journal Volume 67, Number 4 (December 2015): 706-708.

Shaw, Helen. “Reviewing Shows in Under the Radar, COIL, and more.” TimeOut New York 9 Jan. 2015.

Tran, Diep. “Taylor Mac and Temporary Distortion: In for the Duration.” American Theater Magazine 8 Jan. 2015. Web.

Barker, Jeremy. “Kenneth Collins.” Chance Magazine. 3 (2014): 88-109.

Camp, Robert Quillen and Gavin Kroeber. “Postshow Theater and After the Show.” Yale’s Theater Magazine. 44.3 (2014): 18-65.

Modreanu, Cristina. “Distorsiuni performative: Temporary Distortion.” Performative Utopias:

Radical Artists on the American 21st Century Stage. Romanian: Editura Humanitas, 2014. 137-142.

Shaw, Helen. “Temporary Distortion artfully deconstructs the NYPD.” TimeOut New York 19 Jan. 2012: 73.

Zinoman, Jason. "The Officers’ Workaday, Work-a-Night Lives, Far From Movie Glamour." New York Times 17 Jan. 2012: C7.

Keogh, Tom. “Newyorkland digs deep into the world of cops.” Seattle Times 18 Nov. 2011.

Berson, Misha. “Both sides of the thin blue line.” Seattle Times 13 Nov. 2011: H1, H7.

Hunt, Stephen. “1970s cop films take centre stage.” Calgary Herald 9 Nov. 2011: F3.

O’Neill, Matt. “Beautiful Haze.” TimeOff Magazine issue 1514 16 Feb. 2011: 38. Brisbane, Australia.

McGinley, Paige. "Next Up Downtown." TDR: The Drama Review 54.4 (Winter 2010): 11-38.  

Svich, Caridad. “Haunted Nowhere: An interview with Kenneth Collins.” Contemporary Theatre Review. 20.3 (2010): 381-384. Print. London, England.

La Rocco, Claudia. “Recording Staged Works for All the World to See.” New York Times 24 Jan. 2010: AR3.

Zinoman, Jason. “Japanese-Style Horror, on Screen and Stage.” New York Times 27 Oct. 2009: C8.

Ostertag, Bernhard. “Das Glühen am Horizont.” Vision Altstadt Magazin Nr.2 (2009): 34-35. Salzburg, Austria.

Nicoud, Anabelle. “Le road-movie en boîte.” La Presse 19 Feb. 2009: 6. Montreal, Canada.

McGinley, Paige. “Next Up Downtown: A New Gernation of Ensemble Performance.” TDR: The Drama Review. 54:4 (T208) Winter (2010): 11-38.

Wehle, Philippa. "On the Road with Temporary Distortion." TheatreForum T33 (Summer/Fall2008): 3-9.

St-Hilaire, Jean. “On n'échappe pas à son passé.” leSoleil 10 Sep. 2008: 44. Québec City, Canada.

Le Tanneur, Hugues. “Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road)” Les Inrockuptibles No. 644 1 April 2008: 79. Paris, France.

Salino, Brigitte. “Découvrir Temporary Distortion.” Le Monde 29 March 2008: 24. Paris, France.

Bay-Cheng, Sarah. “Theatre Squared: Theatre History in the Age of Media.” Theatre Topics Volume 17, Number 1 (March 2007): 37-50.

Cermatori, Joseph. “No Matter Where You Go, There You Are.” Brooklyn Rail (October 2007): 69.

 

EDUCATION

M.A.    Theater, Florida State University, 1999.

B.A.    Theater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1997.

            summa cum laude, Phi Theta Kappa