Margaret Laurena Kemp is an actor, a multi-disciplinary performing artist, writer and teaching artist. Her research explores authorship and spatial politics through performance. Her new work CITE will open on October 25th, 2019 at the Elaine Jacobs Gallery in Detroit, Michigan. As an actor, she has toured Australia, South Africa and the United States. She was recently awarded a 2019 Lucas Art Residency at Montalvo Arts Center, 2019 Kennedy Center KCAT award for directing, 2019 Michael Chekhov Artist Scholar Award and the 2019 VASTA Featured Artist Award. Other awards and residencies include The Headlands (USA) 2017, Bundanon Trust (Australia) 2017.