MICA’s Theatre at the Edge

A cross-disciplinary multimedia

Urban Futures Performance Platform 

MICA’s Theatre at the Edge invites performance in its many incarnations to act as sites for cross-genre and cross-community engagements, honor our many cultural legacies, and provide dynamic platforms for expanding our work in the world as artists, researchers, and cultural producers.

MICA’s Theatre at the Edge promotes inclusive practices through our creative work and we welcome a wide and diverse audience. Our Access to Theatre program provides training to the company members on best practices for accessibility in theatres and other curated events. We offer a variety of services for patrons who request audio, visual, mobility , and sensory accommodations. For more information, please reach out to us at: theatreedge@gmail.com or events@mica.edu.

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Director

Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Ph.D

Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Ph.D., an Indian-American dance artist and scholar with a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University, is currently a Visiting Professor of Performance Studies and Theatre at the Maryland Institute of College Art.

As a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar (2017-2018), she launched Traveling Exchanges: Theatres, Architectures, and Heritage, a research project that examines evolving models of performing heritage in South India and their implications for future work in the arts and heritage industries. As the Founding Artistic Director of Folded Paper Dance and Theatre Limited (Hong Kong/Seattle), she focuses her collaborative endeavors on building cross-cultural networks and new forms of dance laboratories.

Recent projects include Traveling Architectures (Design Trust, 2017, Hong Kong), Water in Kerala: Art, Performance, Science (2015, Kochi and Kollam, India), and Pier Windows (2014, Hong Kong). The author of Hearing Difference: The Third Ear in Experimental, Dead, and Multicultural Theatre, the lead-editor of The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game, and a former editor of Theatre Topics, she is currently writing on Ensembles of Innovation and “The Komagata Maru Incident: Artistic Exchange and Afro-Asian Futurisms.”

Arts projects underway include Tracing Luminosity (a multi-media performance installation on Kuttiyattam, Kalaripayattu, and Daveli) and the Traveling Architectures Project (a set of interactive portable platforms that combine dance, storytelling, fashion, and new media with a special focus on engagements with disability communities).