Dan Rothenberg ’95, Quinn Bauriedel ’94, and Dito van Reigersberg ’94
Dan Rothenberg ’95, Quinn Bauriedel ’94, and Dito van Reigersberg ’94 have been named recipients of the USA Knight Fellowship, which includes a $50,000 grant from United States Artists (USA) and an additional $5,000 to engage local residents by conducting workshops, talks, or other events. The three men are the co-artistic directors of the Pig Iron Theatre Company, which they founded in 1995. Based in Philadelphia, the company has won two OBIE Awards and has been lauded by The New York Times as “one of the few groups successfully taking theater in new directions.” The company is dedicated to forging original, ensemble-created performance works. Together, they have created 25 works in a variety of styles, including black comedies, melodramas, gallery installations, clown shows, and simulated economic environments. Pig Iron has toured festivals and theaters in England, Scotland, Poland, Lithuania, Brazil, Peru, Ireland, Italy, Romania, and Germany and has collaborated with such luminaries as director Joseph Chaikin, composer Cynthia Hopkins, and designer Anna Kiraly. In October, the company will open the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a two-year program to train physical-theater actors, with Bauriedel serving as the school director. Following graduation with degrees in theater studies, Bauriedel, and Rothenberg studied theater in Paris at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, while van Reigersburg studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York and at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.