Caleb Hammons is a cultural producer and curator of performance working in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley. Focusing on creative exploration and process, particularly in regard to trans-disciplinary, hybrid, and alternative practices, Caleb seeks to create structures in which a more responsive and inclusive cultural investigation of the now can occur.
Currently the Associate Producer at Bard College’s Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, he facilitates Live Arts Bard, a professional commissioning, residency, and presenting initiative focusing on contemporary practices in the performing arts. Prior to his time at Bard he was the Producer at Soho Rep in NYC for two acclaimed seasons (3 Obie Awards and a Drama Desk). He became the first Producing Director of Young Jean Lee's Theater Company in 2008 and led the company through 2011, during which time he oversaw the development and world premieres of three new works by Young Jean Lee (THE SHIPMENT, LEAR, and the Obie-winning WE’RE GONNA DIE) as well as tours of the Company’s work to 30 cities around the world.
Caleb is the Co-Curator of the acclaimed Brooklyn-based performance series Catch (recently lauded by the Village Voice as NYC’s “best ambulatory feast of experimental performance”) and co-curated the CUNY/Martin E. Segal Theater Center’s PRELUDE Festival in 2012 and 2013. From 2007 until its implosion in 2012, Caleb served in various capacities for the playwright’s collective 13P, including serving as co-editor of 13P: The Complete Plays. He has been a guest speaker at the Yale School of Drama, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, and Carnegie Mellon University School of the Arts, and teaches a course on creative practice at Bard. He is a new member of the selection committee for the New York Dance and Performance Awards (“The Bessies”). Caleb holds a BFA from the NYU/Tisch Experimental Theatre Wing and was a member of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance’s inaugural class at Wesleyan University.