ArKtype was established in 2005 by producer Thomas O. Kriegsmann to support the finest in emerging and established artists based in NYC and worldwide. We support risk in live performance – creating an ever-shifting mechanism for the fulfillment of artists’ visions for new work, international collaboration, production and touring. The company has grown to encompass renowned artists from twenty-five different countries at any given time, limitless genres and commercial and non-profit support structures for a variety of spaces. Realizing the infrastructural demands of the artist in an environment of limited funding and financial support for creative endeavors, ArKtype aims to balance infrastructural support with creative growth, allowing the artist a long-term relationship with a producing entity based on establishing the artist’s continued presence in the national and international regional theater and arts presenter communities.
The company’s past work in the U.S. and abroad includes projects with Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Market Theatre (Johannesburg), Hartford Stage Company, Barbican Centre, Oxford Playhouse, Noorderzon Festival, Performance Space 122 (Fresh Terrain Festival of Performance Theater, Austin, TX), Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Rep, Actors Theater of Louisville, Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, Apollo Theater, NYU/Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Bouffes du Nord, ArtsEmerson and The Kitchen, among many others. Mr. Kriegsmann’s acclaimed work as producer has been seen worldwide, proudly beginning his work in the production and development of emerging ensembles. His work includes projects with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Brook, Yael Farber, Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar, Dmitry Krymov, Ohad Naharin, Lisa Peterson, Julie Taymor, Tony Taccone, and many others. His work as curating producer includes three seasons as Director of Programs at New York Live Arts, including the unprecedented festival Live Ideas: MENA/Future – Cultural Transformations in the Middle East North Africa Region, and previously spent additional three seasons producing the Baryshnikov Arts Center’s Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota, FL, as well as curating live events for three seasons at South Street Seaport’s Spiegelworld. He recently premiered Big Dance Theater / Mikhail Baryshnikov’s MAN IN A CASE, the U.S. premiere of Nalaga’at Deaf-Blind Theater’s NOT BY BREAD ALONE, Andrew Ondrejcak & Shara Worden’s YOU US WE ALL (BAM Next Wave Festival), and Peter Sellars & Regg Roc’s FLEXN. Additional recent collaborations include 600 HIGHWAYMEN (Brooklyn), Narcissister & Brent Green (New York); Aaron Landesman (New York); Rude Mechs (Austin, TX), Andrew Ondrejcak & Shara Worden (Brooklyn/Detroit); Theatre for a New Audience (New York), Baryshnikov Productions (New York), Denis O’Hare & Lisa Peterson (New York), Nalaga’at Deaf-Blind Theater (Tel Aviv), Big Dance Theater (New York), Byron Au Yong & Aaron Jafferis (Settle/New Haven); CHRISTEENE; Soho Rep. (New York), Brent Green (Cassona, PA); Byron Au Yong & Aaron Jafferis (Seattle/New Haven), Erth Physical & Visual (Sydney), Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen (New York), Sam Green w/ yMusic & Yo La Tengo (Brooklyn), Compagnia T.P.O. (Italy), Mikel Rouse & Ben Neill (New York); Object Collection (Brooklyn); Joshua Light Show (New York), KMA (London), World/Inferno Friendship Society (Brooklyn), and Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra (Brooklyn). Upcoming premieres include Jessica Black & Erik Jensen’s HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC (Spring 2015), Byron Au Yong & Aaron Jafferis’ TRIGGER (Virginia Tech, Spring 2017), 600 Highwaymen’s THE FEVER (Jan 2017), Sam Green & Kronos Quartet’s UNTITLED KRONOS PROJECT (Jan 2018), Kaneza Schaal & Chris Myers’ CARTOGRAPHY I, and Aaron Landsman’s SQUARES.