2008 Swing Space Resident, 100 Church Street
Over the last years, Nina Hein has been directing theater and dance productions, and more recently has begun making her own documentary films and video works. Her latest dance/theatre production Antigona Furiosa, based on a play by Argentine playwright Griselda Gambaro, was presented at Neuland, Munich, in July 2007. Nina's work was shown at various theatre festivals: Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2006), New York International Fringe Festival (2005), The American Living Room at Here Arts Center (2005, 2004, 2003), Women Center Stage at The Culture Project (2002).
Nina has collaborated with Ana Martinez on numerous video installations. Her video work Poetische Dokumentation was presented at the exhibit Ich esse Licht, curated by Berkan Karpat, at the museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, Germany (2006-7). In her Swing Space Nina will be doing post-production on a documentary film project about Lynn Michaels. Theatre producer Lynn Michaels had a long and intimate history with the New York theatre beginning in the mid-1940s. At her St. Marks Playhouse, she produced numerous groundbreaking and successful Off-Broadway productions. After she organized and facilitated the move of The Negro Ensemble Company into her theatre, she went on to establish the Off-Off Broadway company, The Open Space Theatre Experiment. Many now established artists had their early productions at one of Lynn Michaels's venues. Nina's documentary film will pay a long overdue tribute to Lynn Michaels and her life-long devotion to New York theatre.