The members of Elizabeth Streb’s company, STREB EXTREME ACTION, combine virtuosity and technical skill with openhearted popular appeal. Founded in New York City in 1985 by choreographer Elizabeth Streb, the company has traveled, artistically as well as geographically, from the heights of the experimental dance world to the cutting-edge of popular entertainment.

TOURING PRODUCTIONS:

ACTION HEROES: SOONER, HIGHER, FASTER, HARDER

A constantly evolving, one-hour production, featuring short works, each utilizing a different piece of the company’s precision equipment – from trusses and wheels to intricately machined contraptions. The show is intricately choreographed within a circus-like atmosphere to foster audience engagement. It is sophisticated performance at its most accessible.

To Book STREB EXTREME ACTION’s ACTION HEROES, Contact Booking Manager Anne McDougall: anne@streb.org 

two dancers come face to face with swinging bowling balls 
Falling and Loving

“Actors and action heroes slam the stage to tell intimate truths while being slimed by a merciless ‘Guck Machine’ and dodging life-threatening projectiles.” – ALL Arts. Run time ~55 minutes.

“straight-up beautiful and incredibly funny” – Gia Kourlas, The New York Times

Now streaming on WNET’s ALL ARTS/PEAK HD

FALLING & LOVING in the Press

The New York Times, October 8, 2020 “7 Things to Do This Weekend”

The New York Times, September 22, 2019, “What happens when Extreme Action Meets Elusive Language”

NJ Arts, September 25, 2019, “FALLING&LOVING” Invents a New Way to Look at Love”

STREB’s YouTube FALLING & LOVING Playlist featuring several interviews with Elizabeth Streb, a preview of the performance and PEAK HD: a moment in time, with insights from Anne Bogart and Elizabeth Streb.

 To arrange a virtual event around FALLING & LOVING please contact Sandy Garcia: sandyg@pentacle.org at Pentacle.

To Book Elizabeth Streb for Speaking Engagements, Contact Company Manager Shannon Reynolds: shannon@streb.org

PAST EVENTS & PERFORMANCES:

Fall for Dance Festival
New York City Center, New York, NY
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 & Thursday, October 14, 2021

Manhattan West
One Manhattan West, New York, NY
Friday, September 17, 2021 – Sunday, September 19, 2021

STREB: From Ringside To Extreme Action
Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, MA
Wednesday, August 18- Sunday, August 22, 2021

Behind-the-Scenes Multimedia Artist Talk with Anne Bogart & Elizabeth Streb
presented online by Columbia Festival of the Arts
Friday, June 25, 7 pm

MASSIVE ROTATIONS & Artist Talk
presented online by JoyceStream
December 7, 2020 – January 3, 2021

DANGER: Everyday Objects & Artist Talk 
presented online December 11, 2020 – January 24, 2021

Behind-the-Scenes Multimedia Artist Talk with Anne Bogart, Elizabeth Streb & Members of SITI and STREB
presented online by Connecticut College
Wednesday, November 18, 12 pm

Action Heroes: Home Season @ Home
presented online June, 26, 2020 @ 7 pm

ACTION HEROES: SOONER, HIGHER, FASTER, HARDER
November 16 – December 15, 2020
STREB @ SLAM, Brooklyn, NY

SPECIAL EVENT:
How Impossible Works: Inside the Mind of Elizabeth Streb
Oct 28, 2019 6:30pm
STREB @ SLAM, Brooklyn, NY

FALLING & LOVING
Kasser Theater @ Montclair State University
September 24, 2019 7:30pm
September 25, 2019 7:30pm
September 26, 2019 7:30pm
September 27, 2019 7:30pm
September 28, 2019 8:00pm
September 29, 2019 3:00pm

Louvre Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
September 18 -20, 2019

Parade
Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France
September 13 -15, 2019

SEA II – A Live Action Show
SLAM (STREB Lab for Action Mechanics)
March 23 – May 12, 2019
Saturdays @ 5pm
Sundays @ 3pm

Picasso Circus
Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 7:30pm & 9:00pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 7:30pm & 9:00pm

Tanz in August
August 11th, 2018 @ 1pm & 4pm
(Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz): SEA (Singular Extreme Actions)
August 12th @ 2pm, 2018 (HAU3): STREB Kid Action Event

Internationales Sommerfestival-Kampnagel 
August 15th, 2018 @ 8pm
August 16th, 17th, 18th, 2018 @ 7pm

The Under Construction Summer Festival 2018
at Lumberyard (Catskill, NY)
July 6, 2018 @ 8PM
July  7, 2018 @ 7PM
July 8, 2018 @ 3PM

Arts Brookfield & Brookfield Place
New York, NY
Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 12:30pm & 6:00pm
Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 12:30pm & 6:00pm
Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:30pm

FREE KID ACTION CLASS – Arts Brookfield & Brookfield Place
New York, NY
Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
Kimmel Center
Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, June 5 – Thursday June 7, 2018

SEA (Singular Extreme Actions)
Brooklyn, NY
March 2 – April 8, 2018

OZ Arts
Nashville, TN
Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 2:00pm
Post-show Q&As on January 27

LIED Center
Lincoln, NE
Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 7:30pm

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Miami, FL
Saturday January 20, 2018 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018 @3:00pm

Summer Nostos Festival at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Athens, Greece
June 18 -22, 2017
7:30PM

The Harris Theater
Chicago, IL
January 13-14, 2017

The Kennedy Center
Washington, DC
November 4-5, 2016

SEA us Together in ACTION, SLAM
A benefit for NYC Together and STREB
Brooklyn, NY
October 22, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Fall For Dance,  New York City Center
New York, NY
September 26 & 27, 2016 at 8pm

First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival
Rochester, NY
September 16-17, 2016

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts
Breckenridge, CO
August 20-21, 2016

SEA (Singular Extreme Actions)
SLAM in Brooklyn, NY
March 31- April 24, 2016

National Geographic- Brain Games

Miller Outdoor Theater
Houston, TX
October 30, 2015, 7:30pm & October 31, 2015, 7:30pm

Peace Concert Hall
Greenville, SC
October 17, 2015, 8pm

GA Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
October 8, 2015, 7:30pm & October 9, 2015, 8pm

Fife Theatre
Blacksburg, VA
October 2, 2015, 7:30pm

Just for Laughs Festival
Montreal, Canada
July 16 – 26 2015

Toronto Pan American Games
Toronto, Canada
July 11 – 12 2015

Open Rehearsals:

Our Rehearsals are Free and Open to the Public

Come in and watch the process as it unfolds, and if you have a great idea let us know.  STREB believes that the cross section of activity in our space feeds the creativity.  Please contact shannon@streb.org to make your reservation to visit our rehearsals:

Upcoming Open Rehearsal Schedule:

Tue – Fri, July 13 – Aug 13, 11:30 am-3:30 pm.

“My investigation of movement has led me to choices which vary from traditional norms. My dancers and I see the rehearsal as a laboratory for testing scientific principles on the body. We invent action ideas which we think are archetypal, noticeable, understandable. The outcome is a mixture of slam dancing, exquisite and amazing human flight and a wild action sport which captures kids, older people and the general public’s hearts and minds and bodies.”

Elizabeth Streb

Extreme Action Heroes

  • Cassandre Joseph
      Cassandre JosephAssociate Artistic Director

      CASSANDRE JOSEPH was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her investigation in movement  began at the age of four with the sport of gymnastics. Over a span of twenty years as a competitive gymnast, she earned several state and regional titles. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in English Literature and studied journalism at Temple University’s graduate communications program. She joined STREB in 2007 as an instructor and company member. In September 2017, Cassandre Joseph was appointed Associate Artistic Director of STREB Extreme Action, and also oversees SLAM’s education program. As a performer, she has been seen ziplining across the Park Avenue Armory, scaling the walls of the Bergdorf building and dancing on the spokes of the London Eye. Cassandre has been the Creative Director of the STREB Kid Company since 2010 for which she has choreographed and self-produced three evening length works: Heroes (2015), Momentum (2016) and Navigation (2017). She is a strong believer in the transformative power of movement and is passionate about empowering young people to push boundaries and expand their notions of what is possible. When she is not seen in a rehearsal, teaching classes or creating action events at SLAM,  she can be found training her daughter Nia to be a mini-action hero.

    • Jackie Carlson
        Jackie CarlsonSenior Action Hero

        Coming from Detroit, Michigan, JACLYN CARLSON has studied ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and gymnastics since the age of 6. She’s won many awards and scholarships in the dance competition world, including Miss Dance of Michigan in 2000, and “Most Outstanding Dancer ’01” with NYC Dance Alliance. She spent 5 consecutive summers on full scholarship at The Milwaukee Ballet School, then moved to New York City right out of high school to join Dance Theatre of Harlem, a professional ballet company founded by Arthur Mitchell.  Jackie’s dream came true when her lifetime goal of becoming a stunt double, and her love of dancing COLLIDED and STREB appeared in 2008, when she joined the company!

      • Daniel Rysak
          Daniel RysakSenior Action Hero

          DANIEL RYSAK, from West Palm Beach, FL is celebrating 12 years with STREB, which is the perfect fit to accommodate his daredevil appetite and artistic soul.  With STREB, Daniel has danced at the Olympics twice, performed at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, flown in Central Park at the Delacorte Theatre, and danced in festivals in Greece, Holland, and Canada. Daniel also performed in the North American tours of CATS and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Daniel received a BFA in Musical Theatre from Florida State University and attended Dreyfoos School of the Arts as a theatre major. Daniel is a choreographer and teacher and hopes to continue making contributions to the evolution of human flight!  Love is love.

        • Zaire Baptiste
            Zaire BaptistePerformer/MC/DJ/Technical Director

            ZAIRE BAPTISTE (Performer/MC/DJ/Technical Director) is a multi-disciplinary artist that has been a part of the STREB Extreme Action Company for over 15 years – producing visual and audio content, as well as performing movement with the company. Zaire’s athletic football background has helped him fit in with Elizabeth Streb’s Extreme Action movement style. Known as “The Voice of STREB,” Zaire performs on the road and at the company’s home season performances at SLAM as the DJ/MC, showcasing sound production and music to accompany the Extreme Action. On the road, he also curates the sound talent as a part of STREB’s touring show, presenting DJs and producers, as well as creating the soundscape to accompany the extreme action.

          • Tyler DuBoys
              Tyler DuBoysAction Hero

              Originally from Connecticut, TYLER DUBOYS received his BFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he also completed an independent study of Pedagogy and Musical Collaboration within their Graduate Dance Department. In 2011, he became a certified AntiGravity Yoga® instructor which is what initially brought his movement practices off the ground and into the air. Since then, he has been teaching a wide variety of dance and aerial arts classes at over a half dozen performing arts schools all around the tri-state area. Before his time at STREB, he’s had the pleasure of collaborating with and performing works by world renowned choreographers such as Johannes Weiland, Netta Yerushalmy, Larry Kegwin, and the José Limón Dance Foundation among countless others. He is thrilled to be nearing his fifth year with the STREB company, and cannot wait to see where the ACTION takes him next!

               

            • Justin Ross
                Justin RossAction Hero

                JUSTIN ROSS hails from the mysterious State of “Great Faces, Great Places”… South Dakota! After taking Beginning Modern Dance as a fine arts elective at George Mason University, Justin fell in love with movement and began his journey into the world of concert dance.  At George Mason, Justin was extremely lucky to work with an absolutely amazing faculty who took a great risk on letting this prairie boy into their program. Post college, Justin began choreographing and creating site-specific performance art works that have been set throughout the city. When not at SLAM, Justin can be found teaching indoor cycling at Vital, taking pictures of his plants or playing with his extremely cute doggo Kobol. This is Justin’s fourth season with the company and he is beyond excited to be flying with the best!

              • Kairis Daniels
                  Kairis DanielsAction Hero
                  New York native, KAIRIS SHEILA DANIELS finds great pleasure in being a part of her community; exchanging light and love along her journey. Kairis has been teaching and coaching movement for over ten years in schools and studios throughout Queens and Long Island. Many years of training in basketball, modern dance, tap and West African dance has instilled in Kairis a student mentality that forces her to evolve. As a current student of Massage Therapy, Kairis enjoys examining the body, it’s energy and our endless possibilities. At STREB, she’s excited to have the opportunity to experience her light “at large”!
                • Brigitte Manga
                    Brigitte MangaAction Hero

                    BRIGITTE MANGA was born and raised in New York City and was a high level competitive gymnast until the age of seventeen. Brigitte graduated from Radford University in December of 2018 with an Outstanding Student award, a BFA in dance and a BA in History. At Radford University she had the privilege to work with guest artists’ Kyle Abraham and Natalie Marrone. With the Radford University dance department she also performed at the 100th year anniversary ceremony for the NASA Langley Research Center, and had the opportunity to attend an international training program in South Korea. Streb has provided Brigitte with an opportunity to combine her two passions of dance and gymnastics, and she is beyond ecstatic to be an Action Hero!

                  • Luciany Germán
                      Luciany GermánAction Hero

                      LUCIANY GERMÁN, a dancer/model born and raised in the Bronx, New York, attended Lehman College where she studied modern dance and began her journey with STREB through the SLAM Remote program in 2013. Luciany has performed in various productions with STREB including the Picasso Circus at the Musée d’Orsay, and in FALLING & LOVING, a collaboration between the SITI Company and the STREB Extreme Action Company.

                    Collaborators

                    Zaire Baptiste (DJ/MC)

                    Zaire Baptiste is a multi-disciplinary artist that has been a part of the Streb Extreme Action for over 10 years producing visual and audio content as well as performing movement with the company. Zaire’s athletic football background has helped him fit in with Elizabeth Streb’s extreme action movement. Known as “The Voice of Streb” Zaire has been DJ/VJ and MC now Zaire will curate the sound talent as a part of Elizabeth Streb’s show SEA, presenting DJs and producers playing sounds to accompany the pop action movement. Zaire is set to showcase sound and movement for Streb’s latest Slam Show.

                    Laura Flanders (Larry Walter Text)

                    Laura is a long-time journalist, author and media activist.  She wrote the New York Times bestseller Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species (2004, Verso) and Blue Grit: Making Impossible, Improbable, and Inspirational Political Change in America, (2007, The Penguin Press.) She’s the founder and host of GRITtv. You can find out more at lauraflanders.com and follow her on Twitter @GRITlaura.

                    Adam H. Greene (Assistant Lighting Design)

                    Recent Projects: America Amerique, Jena Co. Tour 2010. Asst. Lighting Designer: A Boy and His Soul, The Vineyard Theatre; Othello, Shakespeare on the Sound. Off-Broadway Design Credits; The Public Theater, NYC: Embedded (Written and Directed by Tim Robbins). 59E59: Cooking for Kings and Beau Brummell (Director Simon Green) Los Angeles Design Credits; The Actors’ Gang: Blood, Love, Madness (Director Brent Hinkley), Little (Director Shira Pivens), Self Defense (Director Beth Milles), Embedded, Orlando (Director Joyce Pivens). Evidence Room: Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said (Director Bart DeLorenzo), CRINGE (DeLorenzo), and 99¢ DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA- 2002 (Choreographer Ken Roht). The Boston Court: Pera Palas (Director Michael Michetti), Garland Award for Lighting Design. Resident Assistant: Mark Taper Forum 2003-2006. MFA – NYU, Tisch. Web: www.greenelightdesign.com

                    Wendall Harrington (Projection Design)

                    Ms Harrington received the Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle and American Theatre Wing Awards for the projections in The Who’s Tommy. Other Broadway credits: Amy’s View, The Good Body, Civil War, Putting it Together. Freak, Ragtime, The Capeman, Racing Demon, Company, Having Our Say, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, The Heidi Chronicles, My One and Only, and Their Playing Our Song. Off Broadway: Les MIZrahi (Visual Director), As Thousands Cheer, Merrily We Roll Along (3 times!) Hapgood, and the ill-fated Whistle Down the Wind. Opera: Brundibar, Grapes of Wrath, Nixon in China, A View From The Bridge, The Photographer, The Magic Flute, Ghosts of Versailles, Rusalka, Orpheo ed Euridice Ballet: Anna Karenina, Othello Ballet Mecanique, Concert: Stop Making Sense, The Talking Heads, Ira Gershwin at 100,Carnegie Hall, Simon and Garfunkel Old Friends Tour, Chris Rock. Sports: Player introductions for the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty at Madison Square Garden. Ms Harrington is the recipient of the 1995 Obie Award for excellence in projection design and the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration. The former design director of Esquire Magazine, she produced Words on Fire for PBS and two fine daughters. She lectures widely on Projection design and is on the faculty of the Yale school of Drama.

                    Andrea Lauer (Costume Design)

                    Broadway: American Idiot. Off Broadway: Unnatural Acts (Classic Stage),’Or (Women’s Project), The Butcher of Baraboo (Second Stage Uptown), Elephant Dreams (Joyce), Status Entropus (NYC, Greece), Our Lady of 121st Street, and Hair (NYU).  Touring: Bring It On, the Musical National Tour, American Idiot, National Tour.   Regional:  TRU (Baystreet), Bring It On, the Musical (Alliance Theatre) American Idiot (Berkeley Rep), Selected Alley Theatre Credits (Houston, TX): The Crucible, After the Fall, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Steel Magnolias, Soccer Moms (Fleetwood Stage). She also designs for dance: The Trey McIntyre Project, STREB (Kiss the Air!, FORCES), and is a fashion stylist.   Her fashion designs have been published in Fashionable Technology by Sabine Seymour and her styling work has been seen in the 2010 April issue of American Vogue, and on the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. M.F.A. NYU (Baryshnikov Fellow)

                    Jim Lewis (Book)

                    Jim wrote and co-conceived FELA!, winner of 11 TONY nominations on Broadway, and 3 Oliviers for the National  Theatre production in London.  He personally received nominations for both “Best Musical” and “Best Book for a Musical” for these productions.   Prior to that, Jim also received a Lortell Award for “Outstanding Musical” for FELA! and an unprecedented two Drama Desk nominations in the same year for “Best Book” for both FELA! and This Beautiful City (w/ The Civilians).  FELA! recently completed a two-year worldwide tour.  Other selected works. Broadway: Chronicle of a Death Foretold (TONY, Drama Desk nominations); and Dangerous Games (both w/ Graciela Daniele). Off Broadway/Regional: Tango Apaisionado; Ionesco’s The Chairs; Ibsen’s Lady from the Sea. Opera/Dance: Paul Dresher’s The Tyrant; Ballet Hispanico’s Nightclub; Philip Glass’ Les Enfants Terribles;PastFORWARD (w/ Mikhail Baryshnikov). Dramaturg: House Arrest (Anna Deavere Smith); Drawn to Death (Art Spiegelman); Cymbeline and Waste (w/ Bartlett Sher); Lincoln Center’s WOZA AFRIKA Festival. W/ Bill T. Jones: Dream On Monkey Mountain, Chapel/Chapter, and Still/Here (20th Anniversary Season.

                    Erik Pearson (Video Design)

                    Erik Pearson is a director and projection designer.  He has directed in New York for Playwrights Realm, American Opera Projects, HERE, terraNOVA, Studio NYC, New York Theater Experiment, Lark and NYU/Tisch, as well as regionally for Shakespeare Theatre Company, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and BRAVA!  He has designed projections in New York for SOHO Playhouse, Intar, STREB and the new musical Heading East with B.D. Wong.  Regionally he has designed for El Paso Opera, The Magic, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Marin Theatre Company and Center Rep as well as Moorehouse/Spellman College, Brandeis Theater Company and The University of California at Santa Cruz where he taught theatrical projection design.  Upcoming: Directing Billy Witch, a new play by Gregg Moss, for Studio 42.  Erik holds an MFA in directing from Yale School of Drama.  www.elpearson.com

                    Alex Rappoport (Cinematographer)

                    Alex Rappoport is an award-winning cinematographer, editor, and independent video producer specializing in documentary filmmaking.  Since 2009 he has been the director of photography for History Channel’s Swamp People series.  From 1996 to 2001 he produced numerous segments for WNET’s City Arts and PBS’s Egg: The Arts Show.  More recently he has directed and shot several music videos, image spots for the Sundance Channel and Nick Jr., documentary shorts for Etsy.com and Gallery HD, and produced multiple interstitial programs for the Sundance Channel. In the early 1990’s, Alex shot and/or cut numerous promotional pieces for MTV, VH1, USA Network, Nickelodeon, and The Sci-Fi Channel.  As a director of photography he has numerous broadcast credits including National Geographic, The History Channel, PBS, Food Network, VOOM, and several Emmy Award-winning programs for HBO and HBO Family.

                    David Van Tieghem (Original Music & Sound Design)

                    Broadway: Doubt, Born Yesterday, Arcadia, Elling, The Normal Heart, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Behanding in Spokane, A Man for All Seasons, Reckless, Inherit the Wind, Frozen, After Miss Julie, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Crucible, The Good Body, Uncle Vanya. Off-Broadway: Happy Hour, The Lyons, Wit, Through a Glass Darkly, Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling, Farragut North, How I Learned to Drive, The Grey Zone, The House in Town, The Paris Letter, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Jack Goes Boating, Woman Before A Glass. Film/TV: Buried Prayers, Eye of God, Working Girls, Penn & Teller and The Wooster Group. Dance: Twyla Tharp, Doug Varone, Michael Moschen, Elisa Monte, Hilary Easton, Boston Ballet. Percussionist: Laurie Anderson, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and Steve Reich, Love of Life Orchestra. CDs: Thrown for a Loop, Strange Cargo, Safety in Numbers, These Things Happen. Internet: www.vantieghem.com

                    Robert Wierzel (Lighting Design)

                    As a lighting designer, Mr. Wierzel has worked with artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds in theatre, dance, contemporary music, museums and opera on stages throughout the country and abroad. Robert has a long collaboration (26 years) with choreographer & director Bill T. Jones and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.  His other dance collaborations include works with choreographers Elizabeth Streb, Liz Gerring; Andrea Miller/Gallim Dance Company; Doug Varone; Larry Goldhuber and Heidi Latsky; Sean Curran; Molissa Fenley; Donna Uchizono; Alonzo King; Charlie Moulton; Arthur Aviles; Margo Sappington; the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Productions with the opera companies of Paris-Garnier; Tokyo; Toronto;  Bergen & Kristiansand, Norway;  Folk Opera, Sweden; Glimmerglass Festival; New York City Opera;  Seattle; Boston Lyric; Minnesota; San Francisco; Houston; Washington; Virginia; Chicago Lyric; Montreal; Vancouver; Florida Grand; Portland, among others. His theatre work has been seen on and off Broadway, including the musical Fela! (Tony Award nomination) and at the Royal National Theatre of London, UK. Robert’s extensive theatre work includes productions at most major regional theatres within the country, from New York to San Francisco.

                    Brandon Wolcott (Sound Design)

                    Brandon has composed music and designed sound for dance and theater at dozens of productions around NYC and the U.S. Recent/Notable productions include:   Hit the Wall at Barrow Street. Henry V at Two River (Original Music). Kiss the Air at The Park Avenue Armory. Titus Andronicus at The Public (Original Music). The Maids with Red Bull. The Tenant with the Woodshed Collective. NYC credits include: MTC, The Public, Ontological, The Joyce, LaMama, DTW, Clubbed Thumb, 59e59, PS122, 3LD, New Ohio and many more…

                    Robert Woodruff (Associate Director)

                    Robert Woodruff has directed over 60 productions across the U.S. at theatres including Lincoln Center Theater, Public Theater and BAM. Most recently, he directed Celebration at the Hungarian State Theater in Cluj, Bergmans Autumn Sonata at Yale Rep and Madame White Snake for Opera Boston, which premiered at The Beijing Music Festival. Internationally, his work has been seen at the Habimah National Theatre in Israel, Sydney Arts Festival, Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Hong Kong Festival of the Arts, Jerusalem Festival and Spoleto Festival USA. Early work includes many premiere productions with Sam Sheppard including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child. He is currently on the faculty of Yale School of Drama. United States Artists named Woodruff a 2007 USA Biller Fellow.

                    STREB Extreme Action Company History

                    For over forty years, STREB has performed in theaters large and small, served as artists-in-residence at the world’s top art museums, and taken its work into the streets and sports stadiums. The company’s extensive international touring calendar has included presentations at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Musée D’Orsay, Greece’s Summer Nostos Festival, Théâtre de la Ville, Lincoln Center Festival, the Park Avenue Armory, the Fall for Dance Festival, Wolf Trap Foundation, the Walker Art Center, Los Angeles MOCA, the Wexner Center, Spoleto USA, the River-to-River Festival, the Brisbane and Melbourne Festivals and in Chile, Singapore and Taiwan. The company has received commissions to perform publicly at the 2012 London Olympic Festival, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the Whitney Museum of American Arts groundbreaking, the Pan Am Games Arts Festival in Toronto, and the 2004 Cirque du Soleil 20th anniversary celebration performed in front of 250,000 people on the streets of Montreal. The company has also taken their signature extreme action to iconic locations including Grand Central Station, Coney Island’s fairground, the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Madison Square Garden, the mall outside the Smithsonian Institution and more.

                    In January 2003, STREB moved into a vacant former loading facility and transformed 51 North 1st Street into the STREB LAB FOR ACTION MECHANICS (SLAM). In 2007, STREB purchased SLAM with unprecedented support for building acquisition from the New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, City Council, Mayor’s Office and Brooklyn Borough President’s Office ensuring its future as the home of STREB EXTREME ACTION, the STREB PopAction School and the España-STREB Trapeze Academy. As a performance and presenting venue and an open access education and rehearsal space, SLAM creates community through interaction and experimentation.

                    Booking Information

                    STREB EXTREME ACTION Booking Inquiries

                    anne@streb.org