On Thursday we are honored to host Susan Jonas as a visiting artist. Susan Jonas has worked as a performer, director, producer, dramaturg, translator, adaptor, administrator, fund-raiser, grant-maker, scholar and educator. Currently on faculty at New York University, she teaches courses in dramaturgy and the work of women in theatre. She has held leadership positions at several New York theatres, including The Acting Company, CSC, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rushmore Theatre Festival and Classical Theatre of Harlem. She is the co-editor of what we call "the brown book," Dramaturgy and American Theatre, which is one of the most significant texts written about dramaturgy in the last 50 years. She is a contributor to American Theatre and other publications, and currently editing an anthology surveying classics by women, with essays by major contemporary theatre artists. During her decade as an Arts Analyst in the New York State Council on the Arts Theatre Program, she created initiatives that included Student No Rush, and, with Suzanne Bennett, a three-year national study on the status of women in theatre, which culminated in a widely-disseminated report. Dr. Jonas has taught at numerous universities and professional training programs, and her adaptations have been produced by The Acting Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center Institute and Manhattan Theatre Club's Writers-in-Performance. She holds a doctorate in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama, and is a board member of the League of Professional Theatre Women.
Professor Jonas will be joining Dramaturgy 2, which meets 12-1:20 in CFA 103. All dramaturgy students and playwrights are welcome. We will have another less formal event in the afternoon, space and time TBA.
Don't miss this one!