M/F Future

Mallory Catlett

Artist Bio

Remember the future? M/F FUTURE is a pair of works inspired by the prophetic imaginations of William Burroughs and Doris Lessing about how we imagine what we will become. DECODER is a cut-up of sound, word and image, an intergalactic battle waged by a DJ of analog tape machines. Dead Time of Plenty, is a sequence of dreams and durational actions performed by an old woman, a girl and a dog, set against the backdrop of a collapsing city. M/F FUTURE takes a tag-team approach to a burning question: what do you do when you can see it coming?

The final chapter of DECODERNova Express, premiered at The Chocolate Factory on June 24th, 2023.

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Mallory Catlett

New York, NY

Mallory Catlett is an Obie award-winning creator and director of performance across disciplines, from installation to opera. Her practice reflects an interest in expanding what the theater can contain. In New York her work has premiered and performed at Harlem Stage, 3LD, HERE, Ontological-Hysteric, PS122, Abrons, Chocolate Factory, EMPAC; featured at COIL, Prototype and BAM’s Next Wave; and toured internationally to Canada, France, UK, Ireland & Australia. She is a recipient of a 2015 Foundation for the Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. She is the founder of Restless Production NYC, an Associate Artist at CultureHub, a member of the Collapsable Hole, an artist-run development and performance venue, and Co-Artistic Director of Mabou Mines.