"An artistic alchemist walking among us." –The Austin Chronicle
Jaclyn Pryor (b.1977, Evanston, Illinois) is a physical theater artist, educator, scholar, and writer deeply committed to these practices as sites of inquiry and experiment. For more than 20 years, Jaclyn has been making performance both inside and outside of traditional theater spaces–often working outdoors and engaging the natural and built environment as source material. They are interested in how memories suture themselves to bodies and sites, and how performance can act as a form of excavation. Their work also plays with the materiality of time and space, stretching theatrical conventions of the audience-event relationship and the distinctions between ritual, performance, and everyday life. Here, they are interested in pushing the limits of performance as an aesthetic practice and performance as a social practice with material consequences for individuals, audiences, and communities.