Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist Tess Howsam curates and directs ekphrastic shows that blend theater, installation art, and performance. Howsam seeks to subvert theatrical expectations and build cross-disciplinary collaborations that address contemporary sociological, political and environmental issues.
Howsam is the Founding Artistic Director of the Exquisite Corpse Company. She graduated from Bard College, New York, and recieved her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, Port Townsend, Washington. Howsam polished her performance skills at the British American Drama Academy, London, England and the Berkshire Theater Festival, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She has worked as performer/director in a variety of New York venues including: Arts@Renaissance, The Barrow Group Theater, Brooklyn Lyceum, Bushwick Starr, Dixon Place, Galapagos Art Space, Governors Island, HERE Art Space, Jimmy’s no.43, Signature Theatre, Soho Playhouse, and The Living Theater.