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Celebrating 30 Years of PAJ : A Journal of Performance and Art

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Start:
Mar 12, 2007
End:
Mar 12, 2007
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Segal Theater

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PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art

Courtesy of PAJ

Join us for a celebration of three decades of theatre publishing by PAJ Publications. The evening will feature a conversation on arts writing and publishing with co-founder and editor, Bonnie Marranca, and contributors to PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art.

For three decades, PAJ has been an influential voice in the international theatre community. The journal is admired for its thoughtful essays and interviews on contemporary culture and the arts. In charting the directions of new work in performance, video, installations, dance, photography, media, film, drama and music, PAJ integrates theatre and the visual arts. In addition to the journal, there are 140 books under the PAJ name, featuring more than 1000 plays and performance texts translated from over twenty languages, and several important volumes of critical essays.

The current issue of the journal, PAJ 85, includes a special section on performance and science, American playwrights such as Mac Wellman, Tony Kushner, Richard Foreman, and John Guare on Beckett’s influence, the text of Pasolini’s Oedipus, articles on international theatre productions, and the history of the drama anthology. PAJ Publications continues its book publishing this spring with three new titles, Letters from Cuba and Other Plays by Maria Irene Forn├ęs, Act French: Contemporary Plays from France, edited by Philippa Wehle, and Performance Histories, a collection of new essays and interviews by Marranca.

Bonnie Marranca is co-founder, with Gautam Dasgupta, of PAJ Publications/PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, which she has continued to edit since 1976. Students in the Ph.D. Program in Theatre at The Graduate Center, CUNY, she and Dasgupta founded PAJ in 1976, after finishing their exams. Marranca is the author of Ecologies of Theatre and Theatrewritings, which received the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, and editor of several books, including Plays for the End of the Century, Conversations on Art and Performance, American Dreams: The Imagination of Sam Shepard, and The Theatre of Images. A Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Senior Scholar, she is a member of the faculty of Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School.

6:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2007
Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free.