Tish Benson
(Brooklyn, NY)


Biography: Tish Benson earned a BA from the University of Oklahoma and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University. She received a New York Foundation for the Arts Award in Playwriting in 1996 and the Lorraine Hansbury Playwriting Award in 1998. She has performed at such venues as The Knitting Factory, The Whitney Museum, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the University of North Carolina.

Project description: Like a Natural Woman
A staged performance piece about one woman's exploration into memory. It examines the ways in which the suppression of memory can become a distorted reality and how that distortion reveals itself; how repressed memory imagines itself through sound, color, and facial expressions.