This award was generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. _
Gabriel Quinn Bauriedel, Dan Rothenberg, and Dito van Reigersberg are the co-artistic directors of Pig Iron Theatre Company, which they founded in 1995. The ensemble is dedicated to the creation of performance works that defy easy categorization. They all attended Swarthmore College, and Bauriedel and Rothenberg also studied theater in Paris. Van Reigersberg studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York and at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary dance. Together they have created 25 works in a variety of styles, including black comedy, melodrama, gallery installations, and clown shows. Pig Iron Theatre Company has won two Obie Awards and, in 2006, it was named Theater Company of the Year by Philadelphia Weekly.
Pictured L to R: Dan Rothenberg, Dito van Reigersberg, Gabriel Quinn Bauriedel; photo credit Jason Frank Rothenberg.