Faye Driscoll

Faye Driscoll was hailed as "1 of 25 to watch out for in 2008" by Dance Magazine, the same year her work 837 Venice Boulevard, was named "one of the top 5 dance shows of the year" by the New York Times. Driscoll’s video flip book dance, Loneliness, was featured in Younger Than Jesus, the first edition of the New Museum’s new signature triennial in which fifty select artists from twenty-five countries are presented. There is so much mad in me was commissioned from the American Dance Festival in 2010, also receiving support from residencies at Kaatsbaan, University Settlement and The Joyce SoHo.

 She was a member of the HERE Artists Residency Program 2007-2009 and a BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist-in-Residence 2005-2007.

In addition to creating her own work, Driscoll is inspired by her collaborations with several theater artists. She is currently choreographing for Cynthia Hopkins new show, The Truth: A Tragedy, premiering at Soho Rep in 2010. Recently she directed and choreographed for Taylor Mac's 5-act epic extravaganza, The Lily's Revenge, a sold-out hit at HERE Arts Center in October 2009. In the recent past she choreographed for Jennifer Miller's Cracked Ice, the National Theater of the United States of America's Chautauqua! and Young Jean Lee’s The Shipment and Church.

Driscoll was a member of Doug Varone and Dancers, performed extensively with Yasmeen Godder, and was choreographic assistant to David Neumann in his creation of The Common Foreign Language of the Red-Haired People with Mikhail Baryshnikov. She holds a BFA from NYU's Tisch School for the Arts.

Choreographic Fellow | March 16 – April 1, 2011

You're Me

While in residence at MANCC, Faye Driscoll, collaborator Jesse Zaritt, and composer Brandon Wolcott with cellist Emil Abramyam researched and began the development of You're Me (formerly titled Not, Not...), a show about the ways we are constantly made-up and un-done by each other. 

During her residency Driscoll engaged students, scholars and local musicians as a means of exploring the question, 'What are the mythical, unstable and liberating processes that shake up the notion of self and lead to transformation?' Exploring both the longing to attain a solid person hood as a stable and powerful state and the longing to transcend self completely to become no-thing, someone else or another creature. Driscoll asks, ‘What is the power of real transformation? A snake shedding its skin versus the contemporary botox phenomenon. How do these actions express the same impulse?’

You're Me Flipbook available on Vimeo.

You're Me premiered at The Kitchen April 12 - 21, 2012

  • Driscoll and Zaritt explore the question, ‘What is the power of real transformation?’ with FSU Students.
  • Jesse Zaritt  with students Scott Curley, Hope Gaines, Shiloh Hodges, Jamie Melaragno and Katrina Reid.
  • FSU School of Dance Student Katie Lupke works with Faye Driscoll.
  • Faye Driscoll talks with student Katrina Reid.
  • Faye Driscoll at the conclusion of the transformation Entrypoint.

Collaborators in Residence: Jesse Zarrit [performer], Brandon Walcott [composer/sound designer], Emil Abramyam [musician]. Slideshow photos by Al Hall.

World Premiere

Ronald K. Brown

The Equality of Night
and Day (TEND)

June 29 - July 3
Jacob's Pillow Dance
Festival (MA)


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