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Nancy Keystone

USA Hoi Fellow

  • Theater & Performance
  • 2011

    Los Angeles, CA


    Nancy Keystone is a theater director, playwright, choreographer, designer, and visual artist. In 1985, Keystone founded Critical Mass Performance Group, which is “committed to long-term collaborative development of new works, reinterpretations and adaptations of classic texts and the use of alternative performance spaces.” In 2009, Keystone and her ensemble completed a seven-year project, Apollo, which explores the post-WWII relationship between Nazi rocket scientists and the U.S. space program and its intersection with the Civil Rights Movement. The production won several awards, including a “Drammy” for excellence in scenic design and Garland Awards for Playwriting, Sound Design, and Lighting design.

    Apollo, 2009; written and directed by Nancy Keystone; photo credit the artist

    Apollo, 2009; written and directed by Nancy Keystone; photo credit the artist