Adrienne Truscott

Adrienne Truscott

 

Adrienne Truscott has been making genre-straddling work in New York City and abroad for about 15 years. She is a recipient of the Doris Duke Impact Artist Award, the Fosters’ Panel Prize, the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Ingenuity and was a finalist for the Total Theater Award for experimentation with form. Her evening-length solo work and group works have been presented variously at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, Darwin Festival, PS122, Joe’s Pub, The Kitchen, Dublin Fringe, Danspace, and Dance Theater Workshop among others. Truscott has worked with Deborah Hay, David Neumann, Sarah Michelson and Half-Straddle Theater Co. and has taught at Wesleyan University, Sarah Lawrence College and NYC LGBT Center. She engages many genres of performance that look, act and intend differently and has consistently sought out different environments for her work rather than relegate it to specific economic, social, aesthetic, or geographic contexts. Curious about how modes of presentation interact with different forms and how that can upend assumptions that often accompany these forms and their traditional audiences, she says yes to most offers and is attracted to the possibility of failure as a mandate for rigor.