Gallery of images from party celebrating 40 years of PAJ @ Robert Wilson Loft in Midtown (2016).
Gallery of images from party celebrating PAJ 100 @ Location One in SoHo (2012).
Current Issue: PAJ 122
Inside PAJ 123
Judith Malina, A Memoir of Valeska Gert and the Beggar Bar
Janet Werther, Discovering Stephen Varble
Daniel Sack, The Malady of Film in the Theatre: Katie Mitchell Stages Marguerite Duras
Bonnie Marranca, Our Town, 2019
Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Bodies of Silence, Parts of an Essay
Twenty-first Century Europe
Johannes Birringer, Low-End Resilience Theory
Matt Cornish, Prelapsarian
Lepage-Mnouchkine Kanata Controversy
Ariane Mnouchkine in conversation with Joëlle Gayot, Introduction by Nora Armani, Cultures Are Not Anyone’s Property
Michel Vaïs, Lepage and Mnouchkine Collide with Cultural Appropriation
Art & Performance Notes
Warren Kluber, Speaking in Tongues: The Languages of American Democracy
Kristin Moriah, Where Are the Black Angels?
Sean F. Edgecomb, A Panoramic View
Heather J. Denyer, Transcending Reality in African Theatre
Musika, Aristide Tarnagda, Translated by Heather J. Denyer
Books & Company:
Peter A. Campbell, Somebody for Everybody: Approaching Greek Tragedy in the Twenty-First Century
Inside PAJ 122
Honoring Carolee Schneemann
Ann McCoy, Pulled From the Shadows: William Kentridge's African Dance of Death
Carol Becker, The Agitated Now: Perceptions of Time and the Contemplative Space of Art
Abigail Levine, How We Remember: Judson Dance Theater at MoMA
Ellen Pearlman, The Resurgence of Russian Cosmism
American Playwrights Celebrate Caryl Churchill at Eighty
Sibyl Kempson, Permanent Permission Slip (Thank You, Caryl Churchill)
Julia Jarcho, On Caryl Churchill
Richard Nelson, A Singular Voice
Anne Washburn, Caryl Churchill: Only Dimly Understood
Lenora Champagne, Disruptor and Provocateur
Eric Ehn, Naught-o-Naut, In and Out of the Blue
Fiona Templeton, Notes on the Poetics of Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone
Caridad Svich, Churchill's Vision
Sarah Ruhl, On Caryl Churchill and Dull Grey
Art & Performance Notes
Amir Farjoun, The Image of Freedom: On Fabre's Mount Olympus
Sarah Lucie, Posthuman Visions
Christine Sustek Williams, What Fears May Come?
Philippa Wehle, Soccer Fans on Stage
Stadium, Mohamed El Khatib, Translated from the French by Philippa Wehle
Books & Company:
Ryan Anthony Hatch, Hallucinating Networks and Secret Museums: Hito Steyerl on Our Aesthetic Immiseration
Inside PAJ 121
Art and Performance Notes
Valentina Valentini, Voices from Soviet History
Peter Eckersall, Correspondence and the Parallax View
Zhiyong Mo, Lampo Leong: Breathing Dao
Geoffrey Lokke, The Theatre of Andy Warhol: Pork in New York and London
Susan Yung, Paul Taylor and the Legacy of American Modern Dance
Julie Poitras Santos, Oracle Script: Jen Bervin's Silk Poems
Di Brandt, Working Against Gravity: The Many Lives of Jenny Erpenbeck
Jenny Erpenbeck Translated from german by Di Brandt, Cats Have Nine Lives
Books & Company
Margaret Araneo, Negotiating New York: Performance in a Changing Urban Landscape
Inside PAJ 120
Reza Abdoh in conversation with Gautam Dasgupta, Theatre Beyond Space and Time
Isaiah Matthew Wooden, Adrian Piper, Then and Again
Laurie Anderson in conversation with Bonnie Marranca, Laurie Anderson: Telling Stories in Virtual Reality
Art & Performance Notes
Meredith Mowder, Does What Happened in the Club, Stay in the Club?
Mara Valderrama, The Thunder Inside
Kelly I. Aliano, A Conquest for the Twenty-first Century
Aleks Sierz, British Theatre after Brexit: One Year On
Paul David Young, Forgetting History: Report from Berlin/Theatertreffen 2018
Elena Bellina, Theatre and Gender Performance: WWII Italian POW Camps in East Africa
Ania Aizman, War in Everyday Life in Russia
Mikhail Durnenkov, Are We at War Yet?
Books & Company
Warren Kluber, Theatres of War
Inside PAJ 119
Dan Venning, Richard III in the Era of Trump
Kay Larson, Empty Duration and the Generosity of John Cage
Edmund B. Lingan, The Occult Art of L'ordre de la Rose+Croix du Temple et du Graal: Sâr Joséphin Péladan's R+C Salons, 1892-1897
Split Britches, Ruff
Dance and Drawing
Bonnie Marranca, Thinking/Drawing/Dancing
Annie-B Parson, Stuff
Walter Dundervill, Drawing Clarification
Gwen Welliver, Self-Portraiture/Self-Prompt
Jan Rae, Drawing the Language of Dance
Cathy Weis, What's My Line
Okwui Okpokwasilli and Peter Born, Process Notation
Elizabeth Streb, The Methodology for Choreographing Extreme Action
Laurent Goldring, The Dancer and the Computer, Part Two
Jon Kinzel, Movement Engineer
Virgilio Sieni, Atlas of the Gesture
Reviews of The Exterminating Angel (Thomas Ades); Burning Doors (Belarus Free Theatre); CODED (Xaviera Simmons)
Books reviewed on performance; Reconsidering Archives in Performance; Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left; Performance Art in Eastern Europe since 1960; Microdramas
Inside PAJ 118
Bonnie Marranca, Writing at the Edge of Time editorial
Sam Shepard, Experimental Theatre Then and Now
Anne Bogart, Copy, Transform, Combine
David Rothenberg, Spider Music
Bonnie Marranca, Afternoon at the Villa Panza
Richard Sandler, The Eyes of the City
Michael Maizels, Gendered Bodies: Bruce Nauman Meets Meredith Monk
Isaiah Matthew Wooden, Jefferson Pinder and the Art of Black Endurance
Piet Defraeye, Philosophical Tales
Pieter De Buysser The Last Tragedy
Reviews of Manual Cinema (BAM); Blank Out (Armory); Headlong Dance Theatre (Philadelphia)
Books reviewed on media and performance; Trisha Brown; Imagined theatres
Inside PAJ 117
Yvonne Rainer, A Truncated History of the Universe for Dummies
Philip Auslander, Film Acting and Performance Capture
Agustin Schang, 537 Broadway: Performance and Buildings
Etel Adnan, At A Certain Hour of the Night
Lee Breuer, Red Beads
Joseph Cermatori, Robert Lepage in Double Time
Sahar Assaf, Political Theatre Between Wars
Inside PAJ 116
Anne Carson's STACKS | Jonah Bokaer, About Stacking
Kenneth King, On the Cusp of Superstars: Andy Warhol's Silver Factory as Underground
Andrea Kleine, I Long for Something Wild
Emily Coates, The Poetics of Physics in Dance
Ellen Pearlman, Brain Opera
Theatre and book reviews
Inside PAJ 115
Bonnie Marranca, The Artist in the World
Aleks Sierz, Dark Times: British Theatre After Brexit
John Jesurun interview with Christophe Collard
Michael Maizels, "Steve Reich, Richard Serra, and the Discovery of Process"
Kelly Aliano on Taylor Mac
Elfriede Jelinek, Shadow.Eurydice Says. Gitta Honegger, trans., on Jelinek
Brooke Carlson on performance/drawing
Janet Werther on the Ballez company's Sleeping Beauty & the Beast
Joseph Cermatori on Arvo Part/Robert Wilson Adam's Passion
Anja Foerschner on Belgrade artist Marta Jovanović
Inside PAJ 114
Bonnie Marranca, "Life and Death Matters"
James M. Harding, spiritual vanguardism
Johannes Birringer, Alexander McQueen fashion
Andrea Kleine on DD Dorvillier
Michal Kobialka, Tadeusz Kantor centenary
Wendy Perron on Simone Forti
Aleister Crowley's play The Savior
Manuel Cirauqui, sound and the trace
Inside PAJ 113
Francesco Spampinato, "Body Surrogates: Mannequins, Life-Size Dolls, and Avatars"
William Kentridge, Lulu Drawings
Linda Montano, Dad Art
Gianina Cărbunariu play, Mihaela, the Tiger of Our Town
George Hunka, books on Brecht
Adam Weinert, The Reaccession of Ted Shawn
Annie-B. Parson, David Bowie
Interview with Vaginal Davis
Inside PAJ 112
Bonnie Marranca, "Present Tense"
Richard Maxwell Play - Isolde
Carol Becker on Utopia
Douglas Dunn on Shame
Eric Bentley, "Writing For a Political Theatre"
Tom Walker, Living Theatre Memoir
Oana Cajal, "Posters For Unwritten Plays"
Book Reviews and Festival Reports
Inside PAJ 111
Michael Maizels and Jenny Johnson "Cardiovascular Chopin"
Special Section: Water and Performance edited by visual artist Daniel Rothbart, featuring work by Lisa Park, Peter Fend, Klaus Daven, and the artist
(A)pollonia: Twenty-First-Century Polish Drama and texts for the Stage reviewed by Krystyna Lipińska Illakowicz
Inside PAJ 110
Paisid Aramphongphan "Andy Warhol, Fred Herko, and Dance"
Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas, Hyphen Hub at The Red Door, New York City Ellen Pearman
Soviet Mass Spectacles and the Paris Commune Daniel C. Gerould
Inside PAJ 109
Cathryn Dwyre and Chris Perry
"Expanded Fields: Architecture/Landscape/Performance"
Ten design portfolios featuring installations, robotics, ecological projects and immersive spaces
Interview with Bernard Tschumi
Sun Farm: Body, Self, Universe Daniela Bertol, Performance in the Age of Neoliberalism George Hunka, The Dictator Issam Mahfouz
Inside PAJ 108
Manuel Ciraqui “The Room Trick: Sound as Site”
Roundtable for the 2013-14 theatre season, with Joseph Cermatori, Miriam Felton-Dansky, Ryan Anthony Hatch
Kenneth King writes on his early years at Warhol’s Factory
Alexandra Ripp’s commentary on Chilean Theatre in 2013
Robert Ashley’s Pillars
Tony Orrico, Jonah Bokaer, Caroline Bergvall, Romeo Castellucci, George Quasha, Clifford Owens, Carolee Schneemann, Warren Neidich, and others — 17 portfolios featuring a text and drawings by each artist
Interview with Joan Jonas, U.S. artist in 2015 Venice Biennale
Graphis scores by Dick Higgins
Several generations of artists, curators, critics, and presenters–a who's who of downtown performance–respond to the main themes of the issue: Belief, Being Contemporary, Performance and Science, Writing and Performance. Also includes artist portfolios by Laurie Anderson, John Kelly, Julie Mehretu, Ralph Lemon, and Brian Dewan. Three group dialogues on curating, producing, and working.
PAJ's New TITLES
This new and expanded edition of Fefu and Her Friends celebrates the 40th anniversary of the beloved play by Maria Irene Fornes, one of the most influential American playwrights. The volume includes the original version of the play, which takes play in five different environments, as well as a one-set variation, conceived and directed by the author two decades after the 1977 premiere. Also featured is an interview with Fornes by Bonnie Marranca.
In a production directed by the author, Fefu and Her Friend opened in 1977 at the Relativity Media Lab in downtown Manhattan, and then moved to the American Place Theatre, where it ran from January 8-February 5, 1978. The cast features eight distinctive women's roles. Fornes always intended the play to be available for more productions by theatres that did not have the facilities for multiple environments.
Maria Irene Fornes turned 87 years old on May 14, 2017. Due to illness she has withdrawn from public life.
A new documentary on the author, entitled
The Rest I Make Up, directed by
Michelle Memran, is nearing completion.
"The Fornes oeuvre is one of American drama's most important achievements." - Tony Kushner
ISBN: 9781555541637 88 pages $16.95
Other PAJ Publications titles of the author's plays include Maria Irene Fornes: Plays, Promenade and Other Plays, What of the Night?: Selected Plays, and Letters from Cuba.
PAJ's New Performance Ideas Series
Performance Ideas explores performance that crosses boundaries of all live art forms and media. In this series PAJ Publications extends its long-standing editorial commitment to bringing together the histories of performance in theatre and visual arts.
Seventy artists engaged in art as performance say what art is in these intimate portraits, accompanied by single-frame images. Artists in the volume include Marina Abramović, Carolee Schneemann, Robert Wilson, Laurie Anderson, Jonah Bokaer, Robert Ashley, Pauline Oliveros,Thurston Moore, Gary Hill, Vito Acconci, Archie Shepp, Joan Jonas, Anthony Braxton, Ann Hamilton, Yayoi Kusama, Joy Mboya, Caroline Bergvall, and many more.
One of the hotly discussed issues of today is the turn by visual artists to theatre. Many artists have become interested in the collaborative processes of theatre, auditions and rehearsals, dramatic texts, and the use of professional actors. newARTtheatre by Paul David Young explores the important strategies that artists are using in performance, painting, video, sculpture, photography, installation, and conceptual projects.
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Conversations with Meredith Monk presents a richly detailed portrait of the internationally renowned composer, performer, direction, and filmmaker who has helped to create the new vocabularies of contemporary performance. Reflecting on her body of work in music, performance, and film over five decades, Monk offers fascinating insights into how she works, the questions she asks herself as an artist, and the deeply held personal views of art practice as spiritual practice fundamental to her artistic process.
PAJ was founded in 1976 by Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta to publish important, original works in the arts and the critical commentary about them, as an ongoing dialogue between art, artists, and the public. PAJ is internationally recognized as a pioneering force in arts publishing, influencing the university curriculum, performance scholarship and documentation, and the theatrical repertoire. PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (formerly called Performing Arts Journal) is a tri-annual periodical under the editorship of Bonnie Marranca. PAJ is committed to serious, innovative thinking on performance, dance, video, writing, technology, sound, and music, focusing all live arts in provocative cultural dialogue. PAJ issues bring to an engaged global readership a forum of critical essays, artists' writings, interviews, notations, and plays, with extended coverage of performances, festivals, and books. Podcasts, video and audio clips appear on PAJ's online home. The journal is published by special arrangement with MIT Press Journals and is distributed worldwide in a print version and online in color at www.mitpressjournals.org/paj
PAJ Publications – More than 150 titles in drama, criticism, and history have appeared under the PAJ imprint. Since its inception PAJ has published more than 1000 plays and performance texts, translated from 20 languages. PAJ titles are widely represented in all major university and national library collections, and arts archives around the world. Its international readership of critics, scholars, and artists crosses the borders between art forms, and the arts and humanities and science/technology. Titles can be ordered through Theatre Communications Group. In 2016, PAJ Publications will celebrate 40 years of journal and book publishing.
Book Series in Special Interest Areas: Performance Ideas – explores performance that crosses boundaries of all live art forms and media in titles on themes or individual artists, Art+Performance – focuses on major contemporary figures whose work in performance, video, installation, dance, music, and filmmaking explore the frontiers of performance, visual, and electronic art. The heavily illustrated volumes, edited by major critics, include a selection of critical writing and interviews covering the artist’s career, writings by the artist, chronology, and bibliographic material. Drama Contemporary – features new plays in translation, organized by country or region. Modernist Performance – texts and documents from the modern and avant-garde European repertoire, covering major movements and artists, and linking the fields of theatre, visual arts, and writing. Criticism/History –volumes of criticism, historical studies, documents on 20th century performance and the drama. Plays and Performance texts– single volumes and anthologies of important plays by American authors and dramatists from the world repertoire in translation. Includes six volumes of the Wordplays series.