Professor of Theater
In addition to teaching, I am also publisher/editor of PAJ Publications and PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, a company I founded. (www.mitpressjournals.org/paj) Over the decades my work as an arts writer and editor has brought me into contact with several generations of artists working worldwide in theatre, dance, video, music, installations, and digital culture. This first-hand knowledge of artistic process and the world of artists is an experience that I draw on in my teaching. Besides writing essays on performance and travel abroad for editing and research, I have taught and lectured in many American and European universities. At Lang I curate a series called Art Work, which invites innovative artists for evening presentations on their artistic process.
New Europe: plays from the continent, NY: PAJ Publications, 2009.
Performance Histories, NY: PAJ Publications, 2008.
American Performance 1975-2005. Rome, Italy: Bulzoni Editore, 2006 (in Italian).
Conversations on Art and Performance. Ed. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Ecologies of Theatre. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Plays for the End of the Century, ed. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Interculturalism and Performance: Writings From PAJ, ed. NY: PAJ Publications, 1991.
Theatrewritings. NY: PAJ Publications, 1984.
American Dreams: The Imagination of Sam Shepard. ed. NY: PAJ Publications, 1981.
Theatre of the Ridiculous: Jack Smith, Kenneth Bernard, Charles Ludlam, Ronald Tavel, ed. NY: PAJ Publications, 1979.
The Theatre of Images: Robert Wilson, Richard Foreman, Lee Breuer, ed. NY: Drama Book Specialists, 1977.
Independent Study (Fall 2018)
Performance Histories (Fall 2018)