Field-Of-Study: Drama and Performance Art

Lois Weaver

Known for her “long line of smart, thrillingly well-executed performance pieces" (Katherine Dieckmann, The Village Voice), Lois Weaver’s performance work has been at the forefront of gay and lesbian arts and culture. As director and co-founder of Split Britches, one of the first professional feminist theatre companies established with Peggy Shaw and Deb Margolin in

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Deke Weaver

Deke Weaver is a writer-performer, designer, and video/media artist. He graduated from Bowdoin College and earned an M.F.A. in photography from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  His interdisciplinary performances and videos have been presented throughout the U.S. and abroad in experimental theater, film/video, dance, solo performance, and broadcast venues such as PBS, Channel 4/U.K., Showtime,

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Annie Baker

Annie Baker was born in 1981 and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her plays include The Flick (Playwrights Horizons, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Obie Award for Playwriting), The Aliens (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Obie Award for Best New American Play), Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award for Best New American Play), and an adaptation of Chekhov’s

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Jon Marans

Jon Marans’ work includes The Temperamentals,  produced by Daryl Roth and Stacy Shane, which ran for over eight months Off-Broadway at the Barrow Group Theater and at New World Stages. The Temperamentals  was nominated for both the Lucille Lortel and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway play and Mr. Marans was nominated

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Erin Courtney

Erin Courtney’s play A Map of Virtue, produced by 13P and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, was awarded an Obie and described as "a delicate gem" and "a resonant tale of loss" by the New York Times. Ms. Courtney’s other plays include Honey Drop, Black Cat Lost, Alice the Magnet, Quiver and Twitch, and Demon

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J. T. Rogers

J. T. Rogers’s latest play, Blood and Gifts, debuted at the Royal National Theater in London last year and had its American premier this season at Lincoln Center Theater, where the play had been commissioned. His previous work, The Overwhelming, also debuted at the National. It then toured the U.K. with Out of Joint, was

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