Picture: Gema Galiana / La Mujer Tranvia

Marike Splint is a Dutch director based in Los Angeles, specializing in creating work in public space that explores the relationship between people, places and identity.

She has created shows in sites ranging from a bus driving through a transitional neighborhood to wide open meadows, taxicabs, train stations and hotel rooms. Her work has been presented by festivals and theaters all around the world. A few past presenters include Urbane Kuenste Ruhr (Germany), Oerol Festival (The Netherlands), GeoAIR (Tbilisi, Georgia), Anciens Abattoirs de Casablanca (Morocco), La Jolla Playhouse and the Los Angeles Exchange Festival (USA). She was also the curator of the 2014 edition of the Winters Binnen Festival in Amsterdam. Recent collaborations include an audio play for Trucks Track Ruhr with Rimini Protokoll, and research and text for the smartphone app Remember the Good Times with TG Space. She has been invited to the Internationales Forum at the Theatertreffen, and to the Rencontres Internationales at the Festival TransAmériques.

Marike received her BA in philosophy from the University of Amsterdam and her MFA in directing from Columbia University. Among other awards, she is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, a Hellman Fellowship and a Columbia University Merit Fellowship. She currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Theater at UCLA.