Donovan & Calderón Space Grant (2013/2014)

Donovan & Calderón have been in collaboration for the past thirteen years.  Previous works include Not Unclear at New York University (2003), Sublimate at the Galapagos Art Space (2006), their improvisational film, Copy/Edit (2007), and the site-specific bilingual piece, Se Vende (2008) at the FAE Festival in Panama.  In 2008 they received a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council for the creation of Equator, which premiered at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange.  In 2011 they were Artists-in-Residence at Stanford University where they created The Climate Chronicles, which premiered at The Incubator Arts Project in New York (November 2011).  Their latest work, 18 ½ Minutes, was created through a residency at Stanford University (2012) and a Brooklyn Arts Exchange Space Grant (2013).  18 ½ Minutes premiered at JACK in Brooklyn in 2013.  While Donovan & Calderón are longtime collaborators committed to creating original performance as artistic partners, they also make work with many other prestigious artists and companies such as Bessie Award-winning Faye Driscoll, Bessie Award winning Miguel Gutierrez, Obie Award-winning Builders Association, , Witness Relocation, Goat Island, Every House Has a Door, Jane Comfort and Company, John Jesurun and others.  Individually, Donovan and Calderón each hold a B.F.A. in Theater from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where each trained at the Experimental Theater Wing.  Sebastian Calderón Bentín also holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Stanford University and is currently assistant professor in the Department of Drama at NYU.