Artists in Residence

Are you an aspiring artist needing space? Apply to The Muse Brooklyn’s Artist-in-Residence program and become part of our community of high-flyers and artists. At the Muse, we are well-acquainted with the hustle -- we know that artists do not necessarily have the resources to produce the work of their dreams. Our Artists-in-Residence receive support from the Muse on all fronts: with discounted or free rehearsal space, reduced event rental rates, and access to materials and promotional support. We make it possible for emerging artists to incubate new works that add dynamism and depth to the growing world of circus arts in NYC. 

Application Process

Please fill out our event rental questionnaire with detailed info about your proposed concept.
Please also send an email to with further information about your rehearsal needs, creative vision, and work history.


Currently in Residence


For (give) Me


By Circus Solaris
Directed by Sara Zepezauer
February 22nd and 23rd
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm

Inspired by the non-linear ways humans cope with loss, For (give) Me uses stages of grief to show that our suffering leads to healing and offers us the truth that we are never completely alone.

This work is a series of connected pieces devised by members of Company Solaris with continuous motifs that comment on the cyclical nature of grieving.

Alexandra Peter
Emily Dawn
Emily Henrie
Gab Alvarado
Joshua Oates
Joyce Lai

$25 (pre sale)
$30 (door)

By Lisa Giobbi Movement Theatre
March 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm


Four women. Four periods in history. All different stories- all the same story.
Marie Antoinette (Queen)
Anne Hutchinson (Puritan spiritual adviser)
Veronica Franco (Venetian courtisan)
Augustine (Charcot’s muse and patient) 

DeThroWned is an intimate look at the challenges faced by independent, empowered and disenfranchised women who, once expressed, are murdered, exiled, and abused by a society and its disregard for their contributions.

A queen, a Puritan woman, a patient, and an exiled courtesan meet in this theatrical depiction of contradictions that cross cultural, economic and social lines.

Murder, trials, exile and objectification are seen through the lens of women’s stories throughout time...

Pre-sale - $25
Door price - $30

**This show contains mature content and is not suitable for children

Choreographer/Director - Lisa Giobbi
Associate choreographer - Julia Wilkins
Text by - Catherine Cabeen
Performers - Lisa Giobbi, Julia Wilkins, Catherine Cabeen, Quinn Dixon, Marissa Maislen, Billy Higgins, Tara Lynch
Aerial Flight Operators - Yoni Kallai, Bennie Oyzone, Cere Coichetti and Jared Shanks
Lighting design - Donalee Katz
Sound designer - Lindsay Jones
Costumes - Mondo Morales
Special thanks to:
Gerald Thomas
Paul Guilfoyle
The Muse, Brooklyn


Previous Muse Artists in Residence

Sara Zepezauer: For(Give)Me, Maia Ramnath: Vespers, Lisa Giobbi: Movement Theatre, Ariel Schmidtke: A Length of Rope, Michael Bauer: How I Show Up., Solstice Tribe: YULE, Ms. Tonya: Burlesque Murder Mystery, Lauren Elizabeth: Street Cirque presents Moulin Rouge, Kamino Tripi: Clown & Juggling One Man Show, Symphonie Fantastique: Groupmuse Orchestra meets The Muse Circus: Petrushka, LoftOpera: VERDI, LoftOpera: Le Comte Ory, Only Child Aerial Theatre: Asylum, Only Child Aerial Theatre: Story Hour, Chris McDaniel & The Great Throwdini: Wild West in Brooklyn, Fight or Flight presents: This is Not J.A.W.S., Julia Halpin: Love Don’t Come Easy, ABCirque: MumblyJunk FAMILY CIRCUS SHOW, Sarah Irene: Marry the Night - Lost in the Darkest Parts of Yourself, Returning Squidlings: Circus Side Show.


Born in Sichuan, China, artist Millie Li focuses on abstracted forms of internal bodies, which she deems "portraits of the universal, visceral bond of all sensuous life forms". A graduate of Columbia University with Departmental Honors in Film Studies, Li has worked for Tony and Academy-Award-winning producer Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men) and Michael Hausman (Brokeback Mountain) and was an animator for comedian Negin Farsad's Nerdcore Rising and 3rd Street Blackout. Li also co-produced The Land Is Stale, an independent mystery-thriller web series. Li was the former Administrative Director and Marketing Manager for the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM) -- a circus arts and modern dance training facility, performing arts space, and home to MacArthur 'Genius' Award Fellow Elizabeth Streb and her Extreme Action dance company!

See Millie's artwork on the walls of The Muse!
Photos by: Joel Bischoff