Tommy Noonan

Last update: March 2012

Tommy Noonan holds a B.A. in English from Vassar College, USA. In 2006 he was awarded a DanceWEB scholarship in Vienna. Between 2006 and 2010, he was based in Freiburg, Germany, directing and performing with “pvc-Tanz”. He has helped to cofound the international artist network and project: Sweet and Tender Collaborations and is currently based in Berlin as a freelance director and performer. Tommy has worked as a performer with Joachim Schlömer, Graham Smith, Tom Schneider, Anna Szopa and Grayson Millwood/Gavin Webber. He will appear in a new work by Dennis Deter in Berlin’s Sophiensaele Theater in April, 2012. Tommy has written texts for publication in Revisita Obscena (Portugal) and Freies Theater Journal (Austria) and the Performance Journal (New York City). His lecture: “Disorganized Organization”, was given in Istanbul for Team Network’s 2008 symposium on cultural management, with support from the Goethe Institute. His own work has been presented by Theaters Freiburg and Heidelberg and Lucky Trimmer Festival in Germany, Festival Instánces, Movemonts Sur La Ville, Théâtre de la Cité Internationale and Arcadi Platform in France, Fábrica de Movimientos in Portugal, Nonstop Theater Festival in Poland, and Festival Internacional de Danza in Mexico. In 2008 he was a finalist for the Rolex Mentor and Protogé Arts
Initiative in the field of Dance; in 2009 he was a contributor to Forum PRISMA in Mexico City; in 2010 he initiated the public space performance: “Labyrinth”, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, commissioned by Festspielhaus St. Pölten (Austria). Currently, he is creating: “The Engagement” for the Maxim Gorki Theater’s Heinrich von Kleist festival in Berlin, and will premiere “The Thomas Variations”, a post-apocalyptic radio-show for a live theater audience, in Berlin in September of 2012.

His current works are:

  • now here — A 10-minutes trio for one performer and two motors.
  • Tout Court — a tragicomic collaboration between 8 Sweet and Tender artists and pvc-Tanz Freiburg-Heidelberg.
  • Brother Brother — A duet with Clint Lutes
  • The Engagement — Site specific production for the Kleist Festival 2011, Maxim Gorki Theater

Tommy’s lecture Dis-Organization on the principals and possibilities of Sweet and Tender was delivered in Istanbul at Independent Network’s Symposium on Cultural Management, April 2008, at LUCKY THINKING in Berlin, and at PRSIMA Forum in Mexico City.

Tommy’s website

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