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.