Faye Driscoll
Dancer and Choreographer
Brooklyn, NY
2016 USA Fellow

This award is generously supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Faye Driscoll is a Bessie Award-winning choreographer and director whose work is rooted in an obsession with the problem of being ‘somebody’ in a world of other ‘somebodies.’ Works include: WOW MOM, WOW (2007); 837 VENICE BOULEVARD (2008; Bessie Award); THERE IS SO MUCH MAD IN ME (2010); YOU’RE ME (2012); and her current series THANK YOU FOR COMING, which implicates the audience in the work and invites the sensation of co-creation. Driscoll has been funded by The MAP Fund, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital, NYSCA, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, NEFA’ s National dance Project, The Jerome Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, and LMCC. Her work has been commissioned by and presented at such venues as Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, ICA/Boston, Danspace Project, dance Theater Workshop, American dance Festival, and UCLA, and internationally in France, Croatia, Argentina, Australia, and Ireland. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at Baryshnikov Arts Center and Park Avenue Armory, and a choreographic fellow at MANCC. Driscoll is a recipient of a 2016 Doris Duke Award. Her most recent piece, THANK YOU FOR COMING: PLAY, premiered at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Fall 2016.

Portrait photo by Ann Hamilton.
  • Artwork by Faye Driscoll
    "You're Me", July 2013. Photo by Sally Cohn. Faye Driscoll and Jesse Zaritt.
  • Artwork by Faye Driscoll
    "Thank You For Coming: Play", August 2016. Photo by Maria Baranova. Performers: Alicia Ohs and Bobby Mcelver.
  • Artwork by Faye Driscoll
    "There is so much mad in me", April 2010. Photo by Yi-Chun Wu.
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