Kara Feely is a writer, director, and designer for experimental theater and interdisciplinary performance. Her work draws inspiration from experimental writing and music composition strategies, and combines a variety of materials, from found text fragments to recorded interviews and landscapes of objects. Since 2004 she is co-director of the theater-music performance group, Object Collection, with composer Travis Just. Her work with Object Collection has been presented at numerous performance spaces and galleries, including: Performance Space 122, Prelude Festival, Chocolate Factory Theater, the Ontological Theater, Incubator Arts Project, Abrons Arts Center, Experimental Intermedia, Chez Bushwick, Issue Project Room (New York), Kunst-Station Sankt Peter (Cologne), Loopline, Superdeluxe (Tokyo), KuLe, TESLA/Podewil (Berlin), 15febbraio (Turin), and Art Basel (Miami). Additionally, her texts have been published in "Antennae #7," a journal of experimental writing and performance, and "PLAY A JOURNAL OF PLAYS" issue 4.
Kara has also worked extensively as a costume designer for theater and dance in New York and abroad. Her designs have appeared at Dance Theater Workshop, MASS MoCA, the Athens Festival, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, St. Ann's Warehouse, the Kitchen, the Merce Cunningham Studio, and the Ivan Franko National Theater (Kiev). She has also designed many productions at Barnard since joining the department in 2005.
Education: B.A. Barnard College, M.A. Columbia University.