Doctoral studies CUNY-The Graduate Center;
MA, Hunter College;
BA, Montclair State College
Professor of TheaterProfile:
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.
Artists on Art
Arts Criticism Workshop
Contemporary American Drama
The Drama of Global Issues
Intermedia: Performance, Visual Arts, Poetics
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.
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal ArtsPhone Number/Extension:
65 West 11th Street, Room 062
New York, NY 10011
212-229-5100 Email:MarrancB@newschool.eduResearch Interests:
Contemporary performance; American and world drama; visual arts; arts criticismProfessional Affiliations:
Awards and Honors:
- PEN America
- Fullbright Association
2012, Erasmus Mundus Professorship, selected European universities
2011, Association for Theatre in Higher Education Award for Excellence in Editing
2009, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship, Queen Mary/University of London and University of the Arts/Central St. Martins, London
2001-2002, Fellow, Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, Rutgers University
2001, Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship in American Studies, Princeton University
1998-1999, Fulbright Senior Scholar, Freie Universitat (Berlin)
1996, Bellagio Study and Conference Center, The Rockefeller Foundation (Italy)
1990, Stanislaw I. Witkiewicz Award for support of Polish theatre culture abroad (Warsaw)
1985, Guggenheim Fellowship
1983-84, George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism (Theatrewritings)
1983, Obie Award to PAJ Publications for “Outstanding Achievement in the Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway Theatre”