Mabou Mines

A dull moment with Mabou Mines, most especially with Lee Breuer, one of the theater collective’s founders and great theater-makers of all time?  Not possible. Nothing fazes Lee’s whiz-kid imagination— lack of money, barriers set by skeptics, theatrical restrictions, these are just momentary impediments, things to leap over, twist a bit, or slide under or around in order to realize the next theatrical innovation.  Language, the visual arts, technology, traditional texts, original texts, everything is food for the company’s free associative imagination to turn inside out, upside down and present with brand new meaning.  Think of some of Mabou’s shows that blazed new trails for theater–and tribulations for the poor critics trying to define them: “Red Horse Animation,” “Doll’s House,” “ Worstward Ho!” With a smile of adoration and admiration, Joe Papp called them “my black sheep.”

Country: USA

Years: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002

Art form: Theater