Terry O’Reilly (易光海) is a playwright, performer and director. His work ranges from dancing in the companies of Trisha Brown, Simone Forte and Meredith Monk to directing minimalist opera about Nikola Tesla in Belgrade and Brooklyn Academy of Music to directing and co-writing (with Simon Wong) a children’s puppet play in Hong Kong and Guangxi based on US and Chinese folk stories. A 2014-2015 Fulbright senior scholar in the area of aboriginal ritual and theater at the Taipei National University of the Arts, he is based in NYC where his primary artistic work for more than four decades has been as an artistic director of Mabou Mines.
In 1991 he co-founded with Ruth Maleczech the Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program RAP. He is a teaching professional working at the college level specializing in direction, design, voice and acting. Mr. O’Reilly is a co-founder of Movement Research, a center for teaching, performance and publication serving the dance community since 1979.
International work includes performances and productions in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taipei, Nanning, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Western Europe, the Czech Republic, Poland, Serbia and Montenegro. Publications include The American Poetry Review and The Bribe for Applause Books.
Directing work in the US include the New York premiere of Stan Lai’s (賴聲川) Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land 《暗戀桃花源》in Mr. Lai’s own English language translation. He was the workshop leader for the contestants in the Young Theatre Artist’s Competition at the 2014 Wuzhen Theater Festival and is very happy to be once again working in China at the 2018 Wuzhen Theatre Festival with his play Animal Magnetism directed by Lee Breuer. SAG AEA
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