THE MILLION UNDERSCORES is an experimental theater company based in Brooklyn under the artistic direction of Nicolas Noreña. Founded in Summer 2013 the company has developed alongside a qualitative study of numbers, and experiments in aesthetic drive, abstract composition, and collaborative writing.
We make highly visual and physical eccentric theater works that interrogate the action and the form of theater.
We value every element of performance as an independent voice. Through density, multi-directionality and juxtaposition we generate fields for the audience to notice, think and reify modes of perception, organization and understanding.
NICOLAS NOREÑA (Artistic Director) is a Colombian theater maker and performer based in Brooklyn. He has worked with Richard Foreman, Mary Overlie, The Talking Band, Jess Barbagallo, and Object Collection among others. He is the founding member of morningtomorning.org, and is the artistic director of THE MILLION UNDERSCORES. Through this company he has developed, produced, directed and designed over ten original productions that have been presented in spaces such as The Museum of Modern Art, Theater Flamboyan, Triskelion Arts, The Brick Theater, Target Margin Theater, O.D.C San Francisco, as well as in galleries and public spaces in New York.
He was a LEIMAY fellow 2015-2020, LAB artist with Target Margin Theater in 2019 and was a resident artist with MABOU MINES 2015-2016 and Mercury Store 2023.
Nicolas currently teaches at the Experimental Theater Wing in New York University, and is the archive director of the Mary Overlie Legacy Project.
TIMOTHY SCOTT (Associate Artistic Director) is a Brooklyn based performer and a founding member of THE MILLION UNDERSCORES. He has worked with Richard Foreman, Mary Overlie, Object Collection, Ernesto Pujol and Jess Barbagallo. He has been a part of thirteen productions created and performed by The Million Underscores. His work within the company includes performing, writing, directing, producing and designing.
Timothy was a LEIMAY fellow from 2015-2020, a LAB artist with Target Margin Theater in 2019 and is currently teaching Six Viewpoints independently at Studio Maya.
PRESENT AND PAST COLLABORATORS:
Ryan Williams Downey
Daniel Allen Nelson
Pooh Kaye, Travis Just, Theresa Buchheister, Ximena Garnica
Alex Franz Zehetbauer
Isabella Uzcategui- Matos
Camilo Quiroz Vasquez
Maria de la Torre