“Champagne fashioned a theatre piece of magical realism–to create a magically compelling hour of theatre and dance.”

— John Howell, Artfoum


 

Publications

BOOKS

New World Plays, (New York: No Passport Press), 2015

New World Plays

Cover image of New World Plays: Isabella Dreams the New World, My Nebraska, Coaticook. No Passport Press, 2015

 

OUT FROM UNDER: TEXTS BY WOMEN PERFORMANCE
ARTISTS, Editor and Contributor, (New York: TCG Publications), l990


FRENCH THEATRE EXPERIMENT SINCE 1968, (Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press), l984

 

ESSAYS/CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

“Setting the Table,” Audience (R)evolution: Dispatches from the Field, TCG, 2016

“Outside the Law: Feminist Adaptations of The Scarlet Letter” (by playwrights Phyllis Nagy, Suzan Lori-Parks and Naomi Wallace), in Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Texts, edited by Sharon Friedman, McFarland, 2009

“Notes on Admiring Fornes,” in Conducting A Life: Reflections On The Theatre Of Maria Irene Fornes, edited by Caridad Svich and Maria Delgado, (Smith & Kraus, 1999)

“Once Upon a Time in Performance Art,” chapter in CONTEMPORARY American THEATRE, edited by Bruce King, (London: McMillan; New York: St. Martin’s), l991

 

PLAYS, PERFORMANCE TEXTS, FICTION
(in book collections or periodicals)

"The Singing: a cyberspace opera," in Epic Plays, edited by Chiori Miyagawa and Emily Mendelsohn, (No Passport Press), forthcoming in 2016/17

"Performing Archeology (Memory's Storehouse)" in Oi to Odori, edited by Nanako Nakajima and Kikuko Toyama, editors (forthcoming, Tokyo: Keiso Shoboue, 2017)

TRACES/fades, in Plays and Playwrights 2009, edited by Martin Denton, (New York Theatre Experience Inc.), 2009

Mother’s Little Helper, in Performance Research, “Generation” issue, vol. 9, no. 3, Sept. 2004

A Tourist’s Guide to the Big Easy, in Italics Mine, Spring 2004

Coaticook, in *New Dramatists 2000: Plays (Smith and Kraus, 2001)

Dusk, in Performing Arts Journal, Winter 2001

Wants, excerpted in Women And Performance Journal, #19, 1999

Dr. Charcot’s Hysteria Shows (script), in The Makings Of Dr. Charcot’s Hysteria Shows: Research through Performance, edited by Dianne Hunter (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press), 1998

The Best Things in Life,” in TRANSGRESSIONS: THE IOWA ANTHOLOGY OF INNOVATIVE FICTION, 1994 and in THE IOWA REVIEW, 1994

Reprinted in THE YEAR’S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR (St. Martin’s, 1995)

Excerpted on Performance Studies International’s website for PSI #12: Performance and Human Rights, June 2006

Isabella Dreams The New World, excerpted in Best Stage Scenes and Best Men’s Stage Monologues (Smith & Kraus, 1993)

Getting Over Tom, Theatre Week, Oct 1990;

Benzene #8, Fall l983

Contemporary American Monologues For Women, edited by Todd London (NY: TCG), 1998

Louisiana Gothic,” BLATANT ARTIFICE, Spring l988

Winter Heat, Poetry Project Newsletter #126,April-May l987

Manna, Heresies #18, l985

The Way to the River, Between C & D, Winter l985

Women in Research (excerpt), Heresies #17, l984

 

ESSAYS/CONVERSATIONS/REFLECTIONS ON MY WORK

“A Conversation: The Writer in the Room,” in Claire Macdonald, Utopia: Three Plays for a Post-Dramatic Theatre (Intellect; Bristol, England and Chicago, 2015)

Essay on “Belief,” PAJ: a Journal of Performance and Art, issue #100, January 2012

Ephemeral Marks,” (on TRACES/fades), in NYFA Current, November 2007

Elaine Aston & Geraldine Harris, eds. feminist futures? theatre, performance, theory (London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) Includes an interview with me and performance writers Ruth Margraff, Clarinda MacLow and Fiona Templeton

“In the Public Eye,” Chain #11, “Public Forms”, 2004

“Departures: An Excursion into Discursiveness,” Performance Research, Spring 2001
Reprinted in *@nd*, Winter 2002

“Notes on Autobiography and Performance,” Women And Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, issue #19, Winter 1999

“Field Report: My Nebraska Performance,” The Wagon Train Project Newsletter, 1995

“The Environment and My Work,” Movement Research Performance Journal #5, Fall/Winter 1992

“Notes on Content,” Movement Research Performance Journal, September 1990

 

ESSAYS/ARTICLES IN JOURNALS AND ONLINE

TCG Circle Blog  http://www.tcgcircle.org/2015/03/setting-the-table/

“Women in Flight,” (on Ellen McLaughlin), American Theatre, November 1996

“West from India with Brook and Carriere,” (on Peter Brook’s MAHABHARATA), American Theatre, December l987

“A Day at the Cartoucherie,” (on Ariane Mnouchkine and the Theatre du Soleil), American Theatre, April l986

“Ionesco Revisited: An Interview with Eugene Ionesco,” Theatre Communications, March l984

“Report from Avignon,” Theatre Communications, Nov 1983

“The New Face of French Theatre,” (with Philippa Wehle), Theatre Communications, July/August l983

“Armand Gatti: Toward Spectacle without Spectators,” Theater (formerly Yale/Theater), Fall/Winter l981

“Elizabeth LeCompte: Always Starting New,” The Drama Review T90, September l98l

“Clear New World,” The Paris Metro, November 9, l977

“The Beach Beneath the Paving Stones: May l968 and French Theatre,” Sub-Stance, Winter l977

“The Avignon Festival,” Performing Arts Journal, Fall l977

“Political Theatre in France Since l968,” (with Francoise Kourilsky), The Drama Review T66, June l975

“The Photography Collection of the Shubert Archive,” The Passing Show, Spring l977

“Computerization of Archives: The Federal Theatre Project as a Model,” The Passing Show, Winter 1977

“Louis Aragon’s AU PIED DU MUR,” The Drama Review T64, December l974

 

 

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS/ESSAYS

“When Angels Fall,” (on Big Dance Theatre), AMERICAN THEATRE, May/June 2000

“City Pieces: Manhattan,” (on Fiona Templeton’s YOU: THE CITY), AMERICAN THEATRE, Nov l988

“Richard Elovich’s IF MEN COULD TALK, THE STORIES THEY COULD TELL,” HIGH PERFORMANCE #50, volume 13, #2,   Summer 1990

“Ping Chong Conjures Archetypal Fantasy in A.M./A.M.,” THE VILLAGER, January 28, l98l

“Picture Shows,” (on Bradley Wester), ALIVE, Sept/Oct l982 for LIVE: A MAGAZINE OF PERFORMANCE ART:

“Women in Cages and Male Men,” review of Eric Bogosian, Denise Green, Carlyle Reedy. LIVE #6, l98l

“Spalding Gray: Two Performances; Sylvia Palacio Whitman’s LEE TOWEY, N.Y.,” LIVE #5, l981

“French Performance Artists in New York: UNE IDEE EN L’AIR,"LIVE #5, l981 

“Stuart Sherman’s TWELFTH SPECTACLE (LANGUAGE); Richard Gallo at the Kitchen,” LIVE #4, 1980

“Dance Theatre Performances by Cindy Lubar, Yoshiko Chuma and Pooh Kaye,” LIVE #4, l980

“Two Performances at ReCherChez,” LIVE #4, l980

“Leeny Sack, THE SURVIVOR AND THE TRANSLATOR; Mario Prosperi, UNCLE MARIO,” LIVE #4, l980

“Current Women’s Performance,” LIVE #3, l980

 

BOOK REVIEWS

“ Peter Brook and a Handful of Hamlets,” Review of Conversations with Peter Brook, 1970-2000, by Margaret Croyden and Hamlet in Pieces: Shakespeare reworked by Peter Brook, Robert Lepage, and Robert Wilson, by Andy Lavender, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, #82, January 2006

“Solitary Acts,” a review of Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century, edited by Jo Bonney, and Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties, compiled by Linda Montano, Performing Arts Journal #69, Sept. 2001

“Mining the Text,” a review of Suburban Ambush: Downtown Writing And The Fiction Of Insurgency *by Robert Siegle, *American Book Review, vol. 13, #5, December 1991

“Dunbar Ogden’s Performance Dynamics And The Amsterdam Werkteater,” Theatre Journal, Dec l988

“New French Plays,” Performing Arts Journal #23, l984

“Moira Roth’s The Amazing Decade and Women And Performance Journal,” *Performing Arts Journal *#21, l983

Jeu: Cahiers De Theatre: The Women’s Theatre issue,” The Drama Review T89, March l981

“Lee Breuer’s Animations; A Trilogy For Mabou Mines and Richard Foreman’s Plays And Manifestos,” American BookReview, February l980

“Contemporary French Theatre: Four Books,” Performing Arts Journal, Fall l978

 

TRANSLATIONS (from the French)

“The Theatre populaire Romand,” The Drama Review T73, March l977

“Song of Songs,” (with Norma Jean Deak), The Drama Review T71, September l976

unpublished translations (from the French):

Wallworld, by Serge Kribus, commissioned by Seven Stages (Atlanta) , with funds from Etants Donnes: French American Fund for the Performing Arts, 2004

In the Solitude of Cotton Fields, by Bernard-Marie Koltes, translation commisioned by In Parenthesis with funds from Etants Donnes: French American Fund for the Performing Arts, 2002; Produced as part of the Koltes 2003 Festival at the Ohio Theatre, May 2003

The Mother and the Whore, by Jean Eustache