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AIN GORDON is a three-time Obie Award-winning writer/director/actor, a two-time NYFA recipient, and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting. Gordon’s work has been seen at BAM Next Wave Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep, The Public Theater, 651 ARTS, Dance Theater Workshop, Performance Space 122, Baryshnikov Arts Center, HERE Arts Center, Kitchen Theatre Company, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (all NY); the Mark Taper Forum (CA), the George Street Playhouse (NJ), Vermont Performance Lab, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT), Krannert Center (IL), OnStage at Connecticut College, MASS MoCA, the Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), DiverseWorks (TX), Spirit Square (NC), VSA North Fourth Arts Center (NM), Jacob’s Pillow (MA), LexArts (KY), and Dance Space (DC), and more. Gordon’s 2003 work Art Life & Show-Biz; A Non- Fiction Play is published in Palgrave Macmillan’s Dramaturgy Of The Real On The World Stage. Collaborations include: with Sō Percussion presented at the Walker Art Center (MN), BAM Next Wave Festival (NYC), River To River Festival (NYC), Philadelphia Fringe, and more; with Samita Sinha at American Dance Institute (MD) and PS122 COIL Festival (NYC); with Emily Johnson/Catalyst Dance at Northrop (MN), NYLA, On The Boards (WA), and ODC (CA); with Bebe Miller at the Wexner Center (OH), Myrna Loy Center/ Helena Presents (MT), and Bates Dance Festival (ME); with David Gordon at American Repertory Theater (MA), American Conservatory Theater (CA) and American Music Theater Festival (PA). Gordon appeared in the original Off-Broadway cast of Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell and toured the production to venues including UCLA, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (OR), ICA Boston (Elliot Norton Award nomination), the Walker (MN), and New Territories (UK). Gordon also wrote for NBC’s Will & Grace. Gordon’s work has received support from The Jerome Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Stage Council on the Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs, AT&T, MAP (four times), ART NY, Mellon, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, and NPN among many others. Gordon is a former Embedded Artist at the Historic Society of Pennsylvania, former Core Writer of the Playwright’s Center (MN), former Resident Artist at the Hermitage (FL), was the inaugural Visiting Artist at the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (PA), and a 2014 Artist-In-Residence at NYU Tisch School of The Arts. Gordon is Co-Founder of the Urban Memory Project and has been Co-Director of Pick Up Performance Co(s) since 1992.