“'From the Red Light District' was a wild theatrical fantasy. It was also a disturbing moral and political commentary.”

— Jack Anderson, The New York Times.

"From the Red Light District"



Feature Articles

Jennifer Dunning, CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK; A Tradition of Dance That Untraditionally Graced the Shores of Manhattan, The New York Times, June 1, 2005

Gabrielle Bonney, interviewer, “Champagne Conference,” Dialogue: Publication of the Australian National Playwrights Centre, issue 31, June 1997

Michelle Monti, “Ms. Champagne Brings Her Art to Theatre Class, Trinity Tripod, Feb. 4, 1986

Claudia Rowe, “Performance Art In and Out of the Classroom,” The New York Times, October 13, 2002

Stephanie Shapiro, “Performance Pieces of Life,” The Baltimore Sun, July 30, 1992

Stephanie Shapiro, “Cajun Mysteries Meet New York in Artist’s Work,” The Evening Sun, July 30, 1992

Kathryn Walat, “Champagne on Ice,” TheaterMania.com, August 8, 2000

Philippa Wehle, “Ailleurs: Lenora Champagne Reve un monde nouveau, ” JEU, issue 70

Journal and Magazine Articles

“Emerging and Established Generational Dialogues,” FYI: For Your Information, Summer 2000, vol. 16, #2

Marie Anne Chiment, “The Minds Behind Musical Theatre,” Stage Directions, December 1999

“What Do you Do to Survive As a Playwright?” Parabasis: The Journal of A.S.K. Theatre Projects, vol. V, no. 1, Spring 1998

Alisa Solomon, “1990 Obies: Dan Hurlin,” Village Voice, June 5, 1990


C. Carr, Voice Choice, “Stuart Sherman’s Queer Spectacle,” Village Voice, Sept. 20, 1994

Matt Damsker, “Champagne Can Be Intoxicating,” The Hartford Courant, January 16, 1986

“Diverse Works,” *City Paper *(Baltimore), July 31-Aug 6, 1992

Michael Feingold, Shortlist, “Conversations with Playwrights, Village Voice, Sept. 16, 1997

Megan Flood, “Drama Prof Speaking Soon,” Spectrum, (Sacred Heart University) vol. 18, No. 3, Sept. 29, 2000

Michael Gardner,“Isabella Dreams a New World: Here’s USA Project,” Off: Journal of Alternative Theatre, Sept.1997, vol. 2, #9

“Happenings: The Week’s Best,” Hartford Advocate, April 24, 1989

William Harris, “Lenore,” East Village Eye, November 1984

Alvaro Heinig, “Thesis I performances this weekend,” The Williams Record, February 8, 1994

Debra Jo Immergut, “Webcast News,” Wall Street Journal, May 28, 1998

Malcolm Johnson, “’Hysteria Shows’ melds dance, theater, madness,” The Hartford Courant, October 13, 1989

“New Dramatists on the Scene,” Lake Placid News,” August 9, 1996

Tim Page, “What Home Means,” Weekender Guide, The New York Times, January 17, 1986

Brian Parks, Voice Choice, “Mother’s Little Helper,” The Village Voice, July 2003

Bill Rampelt, “The Thrill of Discovery,” Portland Downtowner, May 17, 1993

Laurie Stone, Voice Choice, “Wants, ” The Village Voice, 1998

Laurie Stone, Voice Choice, “Wants,” The Village Voice, Oct. 8, 1996

Laurie Stone, Voice Choice, “A Tourist’s Guide to the Big Easy,” Village Voice, 1994

Laurie Stone, Voice Choice, “The Best Things in Life,” Village Voice, October 26, 1993

Laurie Stone, Voice Choice, “The Best Things in Life,” Village Voice, May 26, 1992

Laurie Stone, Voice Choice, “Isabella Dreams the New World,” Village Voice, October 3-9, 1990

Laurie Stone, Voice Choice, “Isabella Dreams the New World,” Village Voice, October 24, 1989

Ginny Thompson, “Lenora Champagne: A One Woman Show,” Trinity Tripod, October 15, 1985

Allen Thurtell, “Mama Drama*s Celebrates Women’s History Month,” Purchase College Dispatch, March 7, 2001


Joan Acocella, “Women Thinking: Isabella Dreams the New World,” The Village Voice, November 19, 1991

Jack Anderson, “The Stage: Red Light,” The New York Times, November 14, 1984

Debra Cash, “An Intimate Look at Her Fractured Memoirs,” The Boston Globe, April 13, 1987

Tory, Clawson, “Big House/Little House,” Trinity Tripod, March 17, 1987

Matt Damsker, “Live Art Series Hists ‘Home’,” The Hartford Courant, January 25, 1986

Barry Daniels, “Representing Diversity: Performance Art Festival 1993,” Gay People’s Chronicle, vol. 8, issue 11, May 14, 1993

Martin Denton, “Ice Factory ’03: Mother’s Little Helper,” nytheatre.com, July 2003

Jennifer Dunning, “Eye of the Garden;,” The New York Times, August 24, 1985

Jennifer Edmundson, “Lenora Champagne Captivates Audience at Adajian,” The Trinity Tripod, January 28, 1986

Marianne Evett, “Two Performance Pieces Light Up Public Theater,” The Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 13, 1993

Kip Fagan, “Performance Artists Satirize,” The Oberlin Review, March 19, 1993

Lori Fullenweider, “Provocative Theatre Piece Discusses Maternal Issues,” The Cycle, Vol.1, #2, Spring 2002

Stephen Greco, “Winter Heat,” Dancemagazine, August 1987

Mel Gussow, Coyote Ugly, The New York Times, 1987

William Harris, “Perf Art Biz”, The East Village Eye, June 1984

John Howell, “Lenora Champagne, Eye of the Garden,” Artforum, January 1986

John Howell, “Dr. Charcot’s Hysteria Shows, Artforum, September, 1989

Dianne Hunter, “Fractured Juliet,” Theatre Journal, October 1986

Dianne Hunter, “’Juliet’ Explores Romantic Passion,” The Hartford Courant, June 2, 1985

Malcolm Johnson, “’Hysteria Shows’ demonstrates great potential,” The Hartford Courant, October 14, 1989

Deborah Jowitt, “What Can Be Sung, Talked, and Buried in Paper?” Village Voice, May 22, 1984

David Kaufman, “I, Me, You, Us, and Them,” Downtown 37, December 22, 1993

Lisa Kennedy, “Cameos: Isabella Dreams the New World,” The Village Voice, October 16, 1990

Lucy Lippard, “Sincerely Theirs: Passionate Performance,” Village Voice, May 4, 1982

Lucy Lippard, “Art and Politics: Questions of a Politicized Performance Art,” Art in America, October 1984

Chris Mumford, “Live Art in Dixie,” High Performance, #26, 1984

Liesl Odenweller, Spring Awadening Scores High Marks, The Trinity Observer, October 16, 1986

Jim O’Quinn, “The Resonances Fly,” New York Native, Dec. 5-18, 1983

Julie Phillips, “Cameos: The Best Things in Life,” The Village Voice, November 9, 1993

Wanda Phipps, “With You the Rest Of…,” internet review, 1993

Amy Radil, “Thesis Projects Show Senior Talent, The Williams Record, February 15, 1994

Francine Russo, “Teeming with Images: With You the Rest Of,” The Village Voice, November 5, 1991

Tom Sellar, “In the Siege Zone: Koltes New York 2003,” Village Voice, June 2003

Tom Sime, “Threshold Crossed: Multimedia Coaticook,” The Dallas Morning News, March 25, 2000

Amy Sparks, Cleveland Performance Art Festival: Community Outreach or Shotgun Wedding?” High Performance, Summer 1993

Patricia Vassili, “Exhibit challenges questions of censorship,” Washington Square News, November 13, 1990

Barton Wimble, “The Champagne of Performance Art,” New York Daily News, January 20, 1986

Joshua Zeichner, “Who is Lenora Champagne?” Horace Mann student newspaper, 1993

(in which I am quoted or my work is discussed)

Arnold Aronson, American Avant-Garde Theatre: a History (London and New York: Routledge), 2000

Elaine Aston & Geraldine Harris, editors, feminist futures: theatre, performance, theory (London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan) 2006 (includes interview with me and others)

Steve Dubin, Arresting Images: Impolitic Art and Uncivil Actions (Routledge), 1994

Ronald Sukenick, Down and In: Life in the Underground (Collier Books), 1988

Fiona Templeton, You, the City, (New York: Roof Books), 1990

(in which my work appears in the bibliography)

Oscar Brockett, History of the Theatre, 5th edition

(in which I am credited as a performer and director)

Eric Lane and Nina Shengold, Take Ten: New 10-Minute Plays (New York: Vintage), 1997