Melbourne Festival and National Gallery of Victoria present

Vallejo Gantner & Anne Cattaneo

Performance Space 122 Artistic Director Vallejo Gantner and the creator of Lincoln Center: Directors Lab Anne Cattaneo represent two significant performance platforms in New York. Join them in conversation as they discuss the dynamics of the arts landscape in New York, its unique origins and its future.


Vallejo Gantner

Vallejo Gantner has been the Artistic Director of Performance Space 122 in New York City since 2005. Previously, he was Director of the Dublin Fringe Festival from 2002 – 2004, and Artistic Associate of the Melbourne Festival 2000-2001.  Originally from Melbourne, Vallejo has worked in a range of capacities throughout the arts in the US, Asia and Australia – as a director, writer, performer, agent, producer and programmer. He co-produced Spiegelworld from 2006-2008, a commercial producer / presenter of contemporary circus, cabaret, music across the US. 

Anne Cattaneo

Anne Cattaneo is the dramaturg of Lincoln Center Theater and the creator and head of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.  A three term past president of Literary Mangers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, she is the recipient of LMDA’s first Lessing Award for lifetime achievement of dramaturgy.

Chris Mead, Literary Director for Melbourne Theatre Company, will be facilitating the event.

Part of the Artist in Conversation series.