Mollye Maxner is the co-director of A.P.E. gallery in Northampton, and is a director, dramaturg for new work, choreographer, and educator who has made original performance work in collaboration with artists of many disciplines. Artistic highlights include Occupied Territories (Washington DC 2015 / Off-Broadway 2017 / Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Choreography) and Still Life with Rocket (Washington DC 2017 / North Carolina 2019 / Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Choreography and for Outstanding Production), as well as The Trojan Women (Franklin Stage Company 2011), Reading By Lightning (2005-2007), The Silicon Dance Project (2002), The Table Piece (1994-2010) and working as choreographer at American Players Theater in the summers of 2021 and 2022. With a dedication to the intricacies of theater craft and creative practice, Maxner is passionate about new work in theater and multidisciplinary performance and is the recipient of the Kenan Fellowship at the Kennedy Center, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in Choreography, and a DanceWeb Europe Scholarship for Vienna’s ImpulsTanz Festival. She created and performed new work at A.P.E. in the early 2000’s, finding an artistic home amid the people and philosophy of A.P.E.