I make stuff.
I am an artist working in video, movement and performance, installation and community-generated projects. I have created new works in New York, rural Mississippi, San Diego, the SF Bay Area, and most recently, LA. My work uses rigorously physical and playful theatricality to expose the dark histories and painful contradictions embedded in performances of power.
Individually and with my company Temescal Labs, I have received grants and awards from the NEA, CCI, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Theater Bay Area, the Puffin Foundation, and the Bay Area Critics Circle. Temescal Labs quickly became recognized as one of most “original and exciting” performance companies in the Bay Area.
I was an NEA/TCG Emerging Director Finalist, an Altvater Fellow with Cornerstone Theater Company, and was selected for an Atlantic Center for the Arts residency by film producer Christine Vachon.
I have a B.A. from Yale and an M.F.A. in Studio Art from UC Irvine. Please check out my blog at tenredhen.wordpress.com. And feel free to contact me at mayagurantz at gmail dot com.