Eva von Schweinitz, the lead artist of "The Space between the Letters," discusses how her deep dive into adult literacy inspired her most recent work. Incorporating interviews and devising techniques, this project is being developed in the Civilians R&D Group.
Eva von Schweinitz (Creator) is an interdisciplinary theater- and filmmaker. Recent projects: GERMAN INTERMEDIATE I / HEIMAT (The Bushwick Starr), THE GREAT GOD BROWN (TMT Lab, The Brick), ALL ABOUT NOTHING (FFT Düsseldorf), A FILM IS A FILM IS A FILM (Tribeca Film Festival), HEADS OR TAILS (Palm Springs International ShortFest), REENVISIONING THE HOMELESS (Brooklyn Homeless Shelters). As projection designer, Eva has worked with Elevator Repair Service on MEASURE FOR MEASURE (The Public), ARGUENDO (Associate Designer, The Public, OBIE Award Outstanding Projection Design), and THE SOUND AND THE FURY (New York Theatre Workshop, The Public). Further video/sound design collaborations include:Sibyl Kempson, Piehole, Superhero Clubhouse, Eliza Bent, and Sarah Hughes. Eva is a founding member of pulk fiktion, a German theater collective, which was awarded the 2016 George Tabori Advancement Award. MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College. BA in Film from International Filmschool Cologne.
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