Artists in Residence

Spring Artist in Residence (AIR) Performance Series

We are thrilled to announce the 2022 Spring AIR Performance Series featuring Jessie Young, Shenny de Los Angeles, Yo-Yo Lin, and Andrea Ambam. This is the third installment of works shared by these resident artists over the course of the 2021/22 season. Whether you’ve followed their creative developments all year, or are just tuning in, join us to celebrate these extraordinary artists and their artistic journeys this year. Each presentation will take place in the BAX Theater throughout April and May. See details below for more show information and mark your calendars. 

“Teeth” by Jessie Young

Saturday, April 30, 4:30 (Live, and Livestreamed)

Saturday, April 30, 8:00 (Live)

“channels v1” by Yo-Yo Lin

Saturday May 14, 7:00 (Live, and Livestreamed)

“Rehearsing Justice” by Andrea Ambam

Saturday, May, 21, 7:00 (Live)

Sunday, May 22, 5:00 (Live, and Livestreamed)

About Artists in Residence (AIR)

The exceptional artists who participate in the AIR program at BAX are provided with an artistic home base for a one to two year period, offering them a tangible sense of permanence and place. BAX AIR is tailored to each artist’s unique needs, process and artistic practice. Its structure develops peer support, collaborative problem-solving and constructive criticism. Each 2021/22 Artist in Residence receives 300 free hours of rehearsal space per year and an annual stipend.

Artists in Residence have priority to BAX rehearsal space in any of its four studios and meet regularly for one-on-one consultations with Artistic Advisors Abigail Browde and nia love. Group meetings with all six artists occur every six weeks. Group meeting topics include video documentation; developing relationships with producers; challenges of collaboration and co-directing; establishing a teaching practice, and finding life/work balance.

All artists have opportunities to present works in progress and/or finished work at BAX with full production and marketing support from BAX. BAX is also invested in building our artist alumni relationships well beyond their BAX residencies, including through BAX partnerships with other residency programs, academic institutions and peer producing institutions.

Opportunities are also available to curate, teach in public schools, and work with BAX student artists.

2021/2022 Artists in Residence:

Andrea Ambam

Andrea Ambam

Jessie Young

Jessie Young

Shenny de Los Angeles

Shenny de Los Angeles

Yo-Yo Lin

Yo-Yo Lin

2019/2021 Artists in Residence:

Johnnie Cruise Mercer

Johnnie Cruise Mercer

So + Bex

So + Bex