B.A. University of Iowa; M.A., Ph.D. New York University
Carol Martin is a Professor of Drama at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Her books include: Theatre of the Real (forthcoming, Palgrave/Macmillan 2012), The Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage (Palgrave/Macmillan paper 2012, cloth 2010); Brecht Sourcebook, coedited with Henry Bial (Routledge 2000); A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre: On and Beyond the Stage (Routledge 1996); and Dance Marathons: Performing American Culture of the 1920s and 1930s (University of Mississippi Press 1994). Her essays and interviews have appeared in anthologies, academic journals in the U.S. and abroad and the New York Times and have been translated into Turkish, French, Polish, Chinese, Romanian, and Japanese. Recent chapters in important anthologies include: “Jews and Jewishness in Documentary Theatre” in Jews, Theatre, Performance in an Intercultural Context (Brill 2012); “Living Simulations” in Get Real (Palgrave/Macmillan 2009); “The Political is Personal: Feminism, Democracy and Antigone Project” in Feminist Theatrical Re-Visions of Classic Texts (McFarland and Company, 2008); “Reality Dance: American Dance Marathons” in The Social and Popular Dance Reade (University of Illinois 2009); “After Paradise: The Open Theatre’s The Serpent, Terminal, and The Mutation Show,” in Restaging the Sixties: Radical Collectives and their Legacies (The University of Michigan Press 2006); and, “Divine Memory and Abject Reality: Miyagi Satoshi’s Tenshu Monogatari and Simizu Shinjin’s Bye Bye: The New Primitive,” in Modern Japanese Theatre and Performance (Lexington Books 2006). Martin has given keynotes lectures at several international conferences in Europe. Her awards include: Visiting Professor Fellowship at Tokyo University, Komaba; the De La Torre Bueno for Dance Marathons; two Fulbrights and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. She was the curator of “A Series of Evenings on Documentary Theatre” at the Martin E. Segal Theatre at CUNY’s Graduate Center, May 2006 (including Igal Ezrati, Emily Mann and Marc Wolfe). Martin is the General Editor of “In Performance,” a book series devoted to performance texts and plays from diverse cultures published by Seagull books and distributed by The University of Chicago Press and a contributing editor to both TDR and Assaph: Studies in the Theatre.