ISAAC BUSH

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 

about

Isaac Bush is a theatre practitioner specializing in devised and conceptual live performance. Born in Muskegon, MI and based in New York City, Isaac's work has been seen across continental USA, Europe, and China. His primary focus on imminent topical issues is created alongside a group of international collaborators and produced in site-specific spaces. As an instructor, Isaac regularly teaches professionals and students alike within a movement-based framework to begin their devising processes.

Bush is the Artistic Director of SMPL MCHN and The Circle Theater of New York.

"My projects reflect the interconnectedness of our human condition. The issues of focus must be articulated by the voices best representative of those issues. I prioritize sharing my incubation and production processes with diverse and multifaceted artists from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and life experiences."

Bush is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, Hope College in Holland, MI, the British-American Drama Academy, and the GLCA New York Arts Program.

 

WOYZECK

THE CIRCLE THEATER OF NEW YORK

THE BROOKLYN LYCEUM

Writer GEORG BUCHNER; Editors ISAAC BUSH + ALEX DEMERS; Director ISAAC BUSHMusic FREE ADVICE; Lighting SARAH GOSSES; Set ANNE ALLEN GOELZ; Costumes HOLLY CAIN

FLASH FLASH BANG BOOM

THE CIRCLE THEATER OF NEW YORK

THE BROOKLYN LYCEUM

Writers THE ENSEMBLE: SLOAN BRADFORD, ISAAC BUSH, SCOTT TOWNSEND FREEMAN, SARAH GOSSES, BRANDON TYLER HARRIS, TESS HOWSAM, ERIN MCGUFF, CRAIG NEWMAN, CLAIRE TYERS; Directors ISAAC BUSH + CRAIG NEWMANMusic DANIEL WEISS; Lighting SARAH GOSSES; Set ANNE ALLEN GOELZ; Costumes HOLLY CAIN

THE MOUNTAIN

THE CIRCLE THEATER OF NEW YORK

HERE ART CENTER

Writer + Choreographer ISAAC BUSHDirector CRAIG NEWMANMusic ANTHIME MILLER; Sound HOEKSEMALighting SARAH GOSSES; Set ANNE ALLEN GOELZ; Costumes HOLLY CAIN; *2017 winner for OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY at the New York Innovative Theater Awards

TRAIL OF CRUMBS

THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DU LUXEMBOURG

THE CIRCLE THEATER OF NEW YORK

ACCESS THEATER

Adapted from HANSEL & GRETEL by Grimms; Concept ISAAC BUSH + ANNE SIMON; Writers THE ENSEMBLE: CARLY BLANE, SLOAN BRADFORD, ISAAC BUSH, SCOTT TOWNSEND FREEMAN, CAITLYN GOLDIE, ANNE SIMONDirector ANNE SIMONMusic Score ANTHIME MILLER; Additional Music ISAAC BUSH; Lighting KATY ATWELL; Set ANNE ALLEN GOELZ; Costumes HOLLY CAIN

WELLSPRING

THE RADA FESTIVAL

GIELGUD THEATER

Creation ISAAC BUSH; Design ALEX DEMERS; Music Score ANTHIME MILLER; Lighting Consultant KATY ATWELL

STRANGERS

THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DU LUXEMBOURG

THE CIRCLE THEATER OF NEW YORK

Writers SLOAN BRADFORD + ISAAC BUSH; Director ANNE SIMONMusic Score ANTHIME MILLER; Lighting KATY ATWELL; Set + Costumes AGNES HAMVAS

DOOMSDAY CABARET

THE TRIAD THEATER

Concept + Producing ISAAC BUSH + MILES MANDWELLE

BROOKLYN LIVE ART MARKET

THE BROOKLYN LYCEUM

Concept & Design: ISAAC BUSH; Curators SLOAN BRADFORD, ISAAC BUSH, DAVID PAARLBERG, SASHA VELOUR

IN THE JUNGLE OF CITIES

SMPL MCHN

M. FINE LUMBER

Writer BERTOLT BRECHT; Adaptation ISAAC BUSH; Director ISAAC BUSHLighting + Set KATY ATWELL; Costumes IMANI LIA

portfolio

 

workshops

 
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"The Performer's Canvas" is a workshop title adopted to engage professionals and students in the creation of their own unique narratives. This shared experience through movement, story, and ensemble-building aims to deepen the articulation of the body and truthfulness of the voice. Isaac's workshops have been given in New York City, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Germany, Cyprus, Brazil, and throughout China. 

affiliations

Artistic Director, SMPL MCHN
SMPL MCHN is a production company for the arts, focusing on established and new works, meant to reach the hearts of our audiences. Our message is rooted first in our topics of focus, and then the staging of our work: we do not operate in any formalized convention. We are young and alive, we are fierce and talented, we are innovative and experimental, we are philosophers. The work of SMPL MCHN is unlike anything else: we are storytellers emboldened to make social change in our world.
Artistic Director, CTNY
Founded in 2010, the Circle Theater of New York (CTNY) is an ensemble of artists working in a wide variety of media. CTNY relies on company-wide collaboration to devise work with a focus on issues of substance and consequence expressed through a collective voice. Inclusive of immersive productions, workshops and events, our work strives to empower a community of artists with a shared goal of ambitious cross-cultural storytelling for our audiences.
Producing Partner, TNL
The National Theatre of Luxembourg was created in 1996, following the tremendous momentum generated by "Luxembourg - European City of Culture 1995". The NTL wants to act as a relay in the internationalization of theater in Luxembourg that in turn finds its true national identity within a European environment. The NTL serves as a broad platform for artists working in the fields of theater and while also inviting internationally renowned artists to engage them through original and co-productions.
Co-Founder, International Spice
International Spice is a collaboration of Western and Chinese artists based in China. Through performance and events we aim to create multicultural work that celebrates our different cultures and promotes dialogue within the arts.
Guest Instructor, Character Acting
Based in Limassol, Cyprus

*Preperation for LAMDA Exams - London Academy Of Music & Dramatic Art*
*Preperation For Drama School Admissions*
*Student can choose among recognized exams system in music such as The Hellenic Conservatory of Music & Arts, The English Trinity School Of London & The well-known London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts.*
*All supportive theoretical classes of music such as Greek & English theory/ harmony, acoustic, solo/ are offered in individual or group classes.
Instructor, ENREACH
Dipont Education recognizes that successful entrance into overseas colleges and universities requires more than just good international qualifications. Our varied and exciting enrichment programs combine advanced courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities and provide students with academic challenges designed to fit their abilities and interests. Our programs prepare students for success in their educational and professional lives.
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