Kristin Marting is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of HERE and a director of hybrid work. As Artistic Director of HERE, she cultivates artists and programs all events for two performance spaces for an annual audience of 30,000. Under her leadership, HERE has garnered 16 OBIE awards, 2 OBIE grants for artistic achievement, a 2006 Edwin Booth Award (“for Outstanding Contribution to NY Theatre”), five Drama Desk nominations, two Berrilla Kerr Awards, four NY Innovative Theatre Awards and a Pulitzer Prize nomination. She has constructed 26 works for the stage (11 original works, 8 adaptations of novels and 7 classic plays) and is currently developing Trace Practices. She was recently named a nytheatre.com Person of the Year, A Leader to Watch by Art Table, and received a BAX10 Award. She teaches Creative Producing at NYU and lectures at Bard, Brown, Columbia, Harvard, and Williams. She regularly serves on grant panels for NEA, NYSCA, DCA, TCG and ART/NY.
Beth Morrison Projects is the realization of Creative Producer Beth Morrison’s deep commitment to supporting and empowering composers and artists in the creation of new work. With an extensive history in the development of new opera and music-theatre, The Wall Street Journal recently said, “Ms. Morrison may be immortalized one day as a 21st-century Diaghilev, known for her ability to assemble memorable collaborations among artists…[she is] a vital link in the music-industry food chain.” She previously served as Administrative Director for Boston University Tanglewood Institute, a program that connects young musicians to the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s world renowned Tanglewood Festival. In addition to Beth Morrison Projects, Ms. Morrison served as Producer for New York City Opera’s VOX: Contemporary American Opera Lab for the 2010 and 2011 seasons and held a three-year founding tenure with the Yale Institute for Music Theatre. Ms. Morrison holds a Bachelor of Music from Boston University School of Music, a Master of Music from Arizona State University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Management/Producing from Yale School of Drama.
Kim Whitener joined HERE as Producing Director in February 2007, working in partnership with Artistic Director Kristin Marting to curate and produce all of HERE's activities. From 2001 until 2007, Ms. Whitener was an independent producer with her own company, KiWi Productions, working with a diverse range of US artists, both companies and individuals, in the contemporary theater, dance-theater, and multi-media worlds to develop and produce new projects, working with co-producers worldwide. Her clients have included The Builders Association, Martha Clarke, Big Dance Theater, and 33 Fainting Spells, among others. Ms. Whitener was consulting producer on Logic of the Birds, artist Shirin Neshat's live performance featuring singer Sussan Deyhim (Lincoln Center Festival, Walker Art Center, Artangel London) in 2001. She also was co-producer of Zero Church, a multi-artist concert/performance event by Suzzy and Maggie Roche, at St. Ann's Warehouse in April 2002. Previously she was Managing Director of the ensemble theater company The Wooster Group, and worked with both the American Music Theater Festival in Philadelphia and the Boston Music Theatre Project at Suffolk University in Boston.