Mary Notari, 2011 (and Invited Alumni Faculty, 2014)
I am a multidisciplinary theater artist, cultural activist, and dork. I firmly believe in live art and non-violent direct action as sites of world-making, radical empathy, and resistance. I have presented solo physical theater work and cabaret and I have appeared as an actor, physical theater artist, and puppeteer in independent theater productions. I worked with the culture-jamming collective The Yes Men as an idea producer, performer, and media strategist. With their non-profit the Yes Lab, I facilitated workshops on satire, narrative-building, and artistic activism. I continue to participate in grassroots activist spaces in NYC with a particular interest in anti-racism, anti-gentrification, and environmental justice.