Theater Guest Artists

Avi Amon

Avi Amon headshot

Photo courtesy Avi Amon

About

AVI A. AMON is a composer, sound artist, and educator. As a sought-after collaborator in theater, film, dance, and experiential art, Avi’s work has been heard at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater, BAM, Drama League, Edinburgh Fringe, Exponential Festival, JACK, Juilliard, Lincoln Center, La Mama, Prospect Theater, Spoleto Festival USA, and the United Nations Foundation, among others.

Recent credits include SALONIKA (Berkeley REP Ground Floor) and THE WHITE CITY with Julia Gytri (Yale Institute, O’Neill National Music Theater Conference, Richard Rogers Award Finalist) RATED BLACK with Kareem Lucas (New York Theater Workshop), JEUNE TERRE with Gabrielle Reisman (Playwrights Center), and several sound installations in a 100-year old grain silo in Buffalo, NY.

Currently in development: INSHALLAH/MASHALLAH - a 3-D audio opera (Target Margin Theater), PAUL SWAN IS DEAD AND GONE with Claire Kiechel (Civilians), and THE BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM with Zoey Martinson (HERE Arts Center). Other projects in 2019 include scores for several films premiering at festivals around the globe and ongoing collaborations with choreographers Hadar Ahuvia, Ayodele Casel, and Abdul Latif.

Avi is the recipient of the 2019 Jonathan Larson Grant and the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant, and has been in-residence with Exploring the Metropolis at JCAL, Hi-ARTS, Judson, New Dramatists, Target Margin, Weston Playhouse, and Yale.

Avi is the resident composer at the 52nd Street Project, where he co-writes songs with young people and has the time of his life. He is a teaching artist with Lincoln Center and the 92nd St. Y, and teaches a variety of collaborative art-making courses at NYU (Tisch School of the Arts), where he received his MFA in Musical Theater Writing.