Jan Cohen-Cruz
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Jan Cohen-Cruz is editor of "Public: A Journal of Imagining America." She directed Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (2007-12), and for 28 years before that, was a professor at NYU, directing a minor in applied theatre and initiating socially-engaged projects and courses. She wrote "Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response" and "Local Acts: Community‑Based Performance in the US." She edited "Radical Street Performance" and co‑edited "Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism" and "A Boal Companion." Jan is a University Professor at Syracuse University. In 2012, she received the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s Award for Leadership in Community-Based Theatre and Civic Engagement.

Jan Cohen-Cruz's articles

Expanding Where, Why, How, and With Whom Artists in the United States Work

Jan Cohen-Cruz invites theater makers working in community-based and socially engaged art in the United States to take part in research about commonalities across the field, the practices and principles adhered to, where people work and with whom, and more.