Jeremy M. Barker is a contemporary performance critic based in New York City. He is a dramaturg for director Kathryn Hamilton and her ensemble theater company Sister Sylvester (NYC), and serves on the advisory board of the Institute of Social Choreography (Frankfurt). The editor of Chance magazine and the former editor of Culturebot.org, his work has appeared online and in print in American Theatre magazine, Theater magazine, Hyperallergic, and 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. 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.
With Sister Sylvester, 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). The company has taken part in residencies at Abrons, the Armory, Dixon Place, Salem Art Works, and others.