Radiohole was birthed in a Brooklyn basement in 1998 by Erin Douglass, Eric Dyer, Maggie Hoffman and Scott Halverson Gillette. The company has produced ten original shows that have been presented at venues around New York City including PS122, the Kitchen and the Collapsable Hole (sic) and have toured nationally and internationally. Radiohole’s most recent show, Whatever, Heaven Allows was commissioned by PS122, The Walker Art Center and the Andy Warhol Museum through the Spaulding Gray Award. Whatever, Heaven Allows had its European premiere in April 2012 at Katapult Teater at Godsbanen in Ãrhus, Denmark. Over the years, Radiohole has earned a reputation as one of New York’s most tenacious and uncompromising ensembles. Radiohole is a recipient of the Spalding Gray Award, and has appeared at PS122 with Whatever Heaven Allows and Fluke.
Eric Dyer is a founding member of Radiohole.Artist Bio
Erin DouglassArtist Bio
Maggie HoffmanArtist Bio
Fluke is a theater work by the ensemble Radiohole. The piece parallels late 19th-century spiritualism with the technological advancements of our own era. On a claustrophobic set that mimics a crowded boat on an open seascape, the company conjures both historical characters, such as Thomas Edison, and fictional figures, including Herman Melville’s Captain Ahab. Through the use of innovative sound technology, Fluke explores the porous connections between technology and spirituality. As in all Radiohole works, the elaborate, chaotic production is operated entirely by the performers onstage.
As a founding member of Radiohole, Dyer has collaborated on all seven of the ensembles productions since 1998. He is also a founder of the Brooklyn performance space Collapsable Hole, which won an OBIE in 2002 for its efforts in presenting some of the most innovative work happening in Brooklyn. Dyer is a set and lighting designer who has designed Richard Maxwell’s End of Reality at The Kitchen. He has also designed for Young Jean Lee, Elevator Repair Service, Sophie Haviland, 3-Legged Dog and the Collapsable Giraffe. His technical work includes The Wooster Group, Richard Foreman’s Ontological Hysteric Theater, The Builders Association, The Foundry Theater, and Cal Arts among many others. Occasional performances outside Radiohole include work with Young Jean Lee, Ann deMare, Ken Nintzel and Collapsable Giraffe. He has received funding from Arts International and was nominated for a 2003-04 Alpert Award in the Arts.
Erin Douglass is a founding member of Radiohole and has collaborated on five original works with the company. Before moving to New York in 1999, Douglass spent two years working with Los Angeles choreographer Jacque Heim, creating site-specific dance performances. She was part of a collaborative team that created The Akmatova Project, developed at ASK Theater Project’s Common Ground Festival and premiered at the Actors Gang Theater in January 1999. Douglass also directs a movement workshop for New York City public school students as part of the Wooster Group’s Summer Institute.
Maggie Hoffman is a Radiohole co-founder and designer. From 1993-97 Hoffman attended the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied performance. While in Chicago she co-founded the performance group HMS, an artist collective that created and performed What Will We Do? at The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, The Death of Dr. Dappertuto at The Ontological-Hysteric, and Zero Mark Zero at Chashama. After receiving a BFA, Hoffman moved to New York and collaborated with video artist Christopher Kondek on the video piece The Life of St. Godelive and the performance Der Lindberghflug. In 1998 she co-founded Radiohole, serving as a principal collaborator on seven productions. Hoffman created the role of Dorothy Wordsworth in playwright/director Young Jean Lee’s The Appeal presented by Soho Rep, and she costarred in The Foundry Theater’s Major Bang at the Ohio Theater and St. Ann’s Warehouse.