Jeff McMahon

Playwright Dramatist

Presented by Performance Space 122 (now Performance Space New York), Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts), The Kitchen, PS 1, LACE, Cleveland Performance Art Fest., Los Angeles Festival, Jacob's Pillow, Dixon Place, Highways, Son of Semele, The Moth, Center for Contemporary Arts (Santa Fe), Dance Works (Toronto), and other venues in U.S. Canada, Europe. Dance films shown worldwide and nationally broadcast TV. Training: theatre/dance at Reed College, and with Joan Skinner, Mangrove Collective, James Tyler, Ruth Zaporah, and David Schein. Voice/singing with Jeannette LoVetri. He received eight Fellowships and two Project Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Fellowship from the NY Foundation for the Arts, funding from the NY State Council on the Arts and the Arizona Commission on the Arts,  and a fellowship from the Monette/Horwitz Trust.
Dramatic works published in his book, Six Monologues 1990-2007 (NoPassport Press 2018). Essays published in Table Talk: From the Threepenny Review(Counterpoint Press 2015), Innovation in Five Acts: Strategies for Theatre and Performanceed. Caridad Svich (TCG 2015),LOST AND FOUND; Dance New York, HIV/AIDS, Then and Now  (Danspace Project 2016), Culture Wars(New Press), Poor Dancer's Almanac(Duke Univ. Press), Hyperallergic, The Guardian, Performance Research, TDR/The Drama Review,Kenyon Review Online, Contact Quarterly, PAJ/Performing Arts Journal, City Limits, Teaching Tolerance, The Threepenny Review, Movement Research, Gay/Lesbian Review Worldwide,Response: The Digital Journal of Popular Cultural Scholarship,Contemporary Theatre Review Backpages and The New England Review.In 1998, he completed a Master of Fine Arts in the Writing Program, School of the Arts, Columbia University, after completing a BA in Interdisciplinary Art at SUNY/Empire State College in 1995.In 2001, he became Resident Artist at Arizona State Univ. in 2005 appointed Assistant Professor in the School of Theatre and Film, and in 2011 Associate Professor School of Film, Dance and Theatre. He has taught at Instituto Superior de Arte (Cuba), Dartington College(U.K.), Glasgow School of Art, the Center for New Dance Development (Netherlands), Kutztown Univ., Otis Art Institute, Art Center College of Design,  and California Inst. of  the Arts. He chaired and served on panels for the College Art Assoc., Performance Studies Int., Hemispheric Inst. for Performance and Politics, the Assoc. for Theater in Higher Education, the Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy Symposium at Penn State Univ., Modern Language Assoc., the Rothermere American Institute at Univ. of Oxford,  and the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality.
He was a writing fellow at the Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY, andat the Fundación Valparaíso in Mojácar, Spain.Currently lead writer and co-director of the web series In It To Win!and writer/director of the short film, (Ob)scene(2018).
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