Mary Birnbaum '07: Push the limits

by Sheema Golbaba

Upon her graduation from Harvard, Mary Birnbaum'07 entered the professional theater world by founding art.party.theater.company. Last week, she and several art.party.theater colleagues left their New York City base to be in residence at Harvard and produce the site-specific show Meeting, Important in just five days, a project supported by the Peter Ivers Visiting Artist Fund through the OFA's Learning From Performers program. Check out audience member Ryan Murphy's '14 reaction to the experimental nature of the show—as well as Birnbaum's advice for budding artists to push themselves and their art. And be creative.