Kym Moore and Michael T. Williams founded the company in 2012 with a three-venue tour of Erik Ehn’s Yermedea Raw, culminating at La MaMa E.T.C. as part of Soulographie: Our Genocides (Lead Artists: Kym Moore, Erik Ehn, Ale Prieto). Francesca Montanile Lyons and Michael Costagliola joined the company for this first work, as Outreach Coordinator and Composer/Sound Designer, respectively. The company’s second work, Nellie/Nellie, premiered in Philadelphia’s FringeArts Festival in September 2014 (Lead Artists: Michael T. Williams and Michael Costagliola). Dear Diary LOL (Lead Artist: Francesca Montanile Lyons) premiered in the 2017 FringeArts Festival before playing the FringeArts Main Stage the following winter (Philadelphia), Ice Factory Festival in July 2018 (NYC), and New Ohio’s Fall Season in September 2018 (NYC). The Miss Julie Project (Lead Artist: Kym Moore) played The Chain Theater in 2019 and Legal Tender (Lead Artist: Kyle Dacuyan) played Ars Nova in 2019 and the FringeArts Main Stage in 2020. In development: Do Eye Know You? (Lead Artist: Kym Moore, residencies at Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media) and Dad Rock (Lead Artist: Kyle Dacuyan). Antigravity splits its time between New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and anywhere they can find where artists are bustling.
* To generate evocative, visually-driven, intermedial performance through an evolving exploration of diverse subject matters, structures, and dramaturgies.
*To explore the boundaries of theatrical convention in form and content, while cultivating new frontiers in the art of performance-making.
*To incite and encourage new conversations about the collective human experience that challenge sociopolitical norms.
Antigravity Performance Project is a 501c3 not-for-profit theatre company incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania. Our advising board is: Peggy Howard Chane, Jimi Napoli, Hans Bulteryst, Aaron Malkin, Lee Taglin, Isabelle Lion-Betancourt, Tim Lion-Betancourt, Alex Peyser, Michael Fieni, Naomi Inoshita, and Beth Taglin. APP was formerly known as “AntiGravity Theatre Project.”