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Jan Cohen-Cruz

Jan Cohen-Cruz
Adjunct Instructor

Phone: 347 526 8605
Website: Imagining America

Office: 721 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Office Hours: TBA


History of Community-based Performance


PhD and MA NYU Performance Studies BA Bard College


Jan Cohen-Cruz edits Public: a Journal of Imagining America with colleagues at Syracuse University. She directed Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life from 2007-12 and was a full-time faculty member at NYU Tisch School of the Arts from 1981-2007, co-founding its Art and Public Policy initiative and Drama’s Applied Theater Minor. Books include Local Acts, Engaging Performance, Radical Street Performance (ed), two co-edited texts with Mady Schutzman, Playing Boal and A Boal Companion, and, in progress, Common Ground, Uncommon Partners: Performance and Social Practice. Cohen-Cruz is the 2012 recipient of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education’s Leadership in Community-based Theatre and Civic Engagement Award.