Restless Productions NYC is an OBIE and Bessie Award-winning production company that excavates the theatrical and literary record to engage the past in a dialogue about its life in the present. The dismantling and repurposing of stories that have already been told is a practice in transformation, an attempt to create openings, to find away, out, and forward. Lead by creator/director Mallory Catlett, the company’s past work includes site-specific reconstructions of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Rii and a remix of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, called This Was The End and Archive, an installation based on that performance. The company has received financial, commissioning and residency support from The Watermill Center, Chocolate Factory, Gibney Dance, Theatre Conspiracy, Stony Brook University, CultureHub, Playwrights Theatre Center, the Collapsable Hole, Mount Tremper Arts, Nancy Quinn, Creative Opportunity Fund, MacDowell Colony, Performing Garage, Baryshnikov Arts, LMCC, Mabou Mines/SUITE, Jerome Foundation, Yaddo, NYSCA, piece by piece productions. DECODER is part of a larger project called M/F FUTURE, a diptych of pieces inspired by the novels of Burroughs and Doris Lessing (Dead Time of Plenty) about the perils gender and the prophetic imagination, which is a Creative Capital project. Restless is also working on a new opera, based on a Janet Frame novel called Rainbird, co-produced with Experiments in Opera for 2021, that will be in residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in the Fall of 2020.