Trey Lyford is a New York-based theatre artist and Co-Artistic Director of rainpan 43. Following a successful collaboration with all wear bowlers (2005 Drama Desk Nomination, Innovative Theatre Award), rainpan 43 premiered its new work Amnesia Curiosa at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival in the summer 2006. In the spring of 2007 R43 produced and created machines machines machines machines machines machines machines. In the spring of 2008 the company will be presenting all three original works at DC’s Studio Theatre in “The New Absurd – a performance series by rainpan 43”. In 2003 Trey was an artist-in-residence at HERE Arts Center. Mr. Lyford has performed in venues both nationally and internationally including the Sydney Opera House, Genoa’s Teatro Della Tosse, London’s Barbican Centre, LA's Center Theatre Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, HBO Aspen Comedy Fest, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, BAM Café, SOHO Rep and London’s Gate Theatre. Along with his work with rainpan 43, Mr. Lyford is an Associate Artist with the Obie-Award winning company The Civilians (Gone Missing (co-creator), Nobody’s Lunch, Paris Commune) and has created original pieces with Philadelphia’s Pig Iron and San Francisco’s Joe Goode Performance Group. Mr. Lyford was the recipient of a Princess Grace Award as well as the Fabergé Theatre Excellence Award. He is a graduate of Vassar College and holds an MFA from UCSD.
The Princeton Atelier was endowed in 2009 through the generosity of a donor who has chosen to remain anonymous. The Atelier is additionally supported through The Newhouse Foundation, The Erik C. Blachford '89 Fund, The Schare-Pfaffenroth Endowment Fund, The Jordan Roth '97 Performance Fund and The Peter T. Joseph Foundation.