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Helen Banner
Librettist

Biography
Helen is a playwright and librettist and an affiliated artist at New Georges. She grew up in the British Channel Islands and studied at Cambridge and the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, where she completed her MFA in Dramatic Writing and was awarded the John Golden Playwriting Award. She is an alumna of the JAM at New Georges and the Ingram New Works Lab at Nashville Repertory Theater. Helen was recently a 2016-17 Special Resident at New Georges creating LA DÉROUTE a medieval water opera with composer Catherine Brookman for inclusion in their Water City take-over of 3LD Arts and Technology Centre in June 2017. Her choral play ICONS/IDOLS: Irene, written in collaboration with the composer Grace Oberhofer for the Byzantine Choral Project, was the opening show at the New Ohio’s Ice Factory 2016 and they were awarded a 2017-2018 Opera AMERICA Female Composer grant to continue developing ICONS/ICONS as a tetralogy of choral plays. The Byzantine Choral Project were recently selected to be 2018-2020 Archive Residents at the New Ohio/IRT Theaters. Helen's play INTELLIGENCE will be a part of NYTW's Next Door Series in Jan 2019, directed by Jess Chayes and co-produced by Lucy Jackson and Dutch Kills Theater Company. You can find out more about her work at www.helenbanner.com and www.byzantinechoralproject.com

There are no productions for this artist in the Season Schedule of Performances which currently only dates back to 1991.

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