Jeremy M. Barker is a contemporary performance critic based in New York City. He has served as dramaturg for director Kathryn Hamilton and her ensemble theater company Sister Sylvester (NYC), among other performance projects, and serves on the advisory board of the Institute of Social Choreography (Frankfurt). The former editor of Chance magazine and the current editor of Culturebot.org, his work has appeared online and in print in American Theatre magazine, Theater magazine, Hyperallergic, the Brooklyn Rail, among others.
With Culturebot, he was commissioned to produce supplementary public programming around contemporary art by On the Boards (Seattle) and the Fusebox Festival (Austin), and has been a guest lecturer and/or speaker at the New School, CUNY, and elsewhere. Chance magazine was short-listed for best scenography publication at the 2015 Prague Quandrennial. In 2013-2014, he produced No Ideas But In Things, an experiment in embedded criticism with the Seattle performance group zoe | juniper, funded in part by a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation.
As a dramaturg and writer for performance, his work has been presented at the Park Avenue Armory, JACK, and the Under the Radar Festival (They Are Gone But Here Must I Remain), Abrons Arts Center (The Maids’ The Maids), and Torn Page (What’s Yours Is Mine), and the St. James Theatre, London (This Joint is Jumpin’).