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Lenora Champagne

Lenora Champagne

Part-time Faculty
B.A. English, Louisiana State University, 1972
M.A. Drama, New York University, 1975
Ph.D. Performance Studies, New York University, 1980

Lenora Champagne is a playwright, performer, and director. From 1993-2000, Lenora was a member playwright at New Dramatists, and she has received numerous fellowships, awards, and commissions from The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Jerome Foundation, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony. She edited and contributed to Out From Under: Texts by Women Performance Artists (Theatre Communications Group, 1990), and has been published by Smith and Kraus, Performing Arts Journal, and The Iowa Review. She is Professor and head of the Drama Studies Program at Purchase College, and lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. Her play, TRACES/fades is published in    Plays and Playwrights 2009 and her essay on theatrical adaptations of The Scarlet Letter is published in Sharon Freidman's Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works.    


News

Professor Champagne performed in the U.S. premiere of Fernando Rubio's Everything By My Side, in the "Crossing the Line" festival, produced by PS122 and the French Institute/Alliance Francaise. The show was featured in the New York Times as well as wNYC. She will also perform in the work in July, in its production at Bard College.

Professor Champagne performed an excerpt from her new work, Traps, at The Chocolate Factory in Long Island City in the performance development series, THROW, curated by Sarah Maxfield.

Professor Champagne performed in a reading of Khadijah Queen's play, Non-Sequitur, the prize-winning play of the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers, directed by Fiona Templeton, at the New Ohio Theatre in Manhattan.


 

Contact Information

Lenora Champagne

Part-time Faculty
lenoracha@aol.com
1 Wash Pl, Room 431
(212) 992-7772
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Office Hours
Friday 3:30-4:30

Courses

2015 Spring

Performing the Self in Society
Fri 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM

2014 Spring

Performing the Self in Society
Fri 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM

2013 Spring

Performing the Self in Society
Fri 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM

2012 Spring

Performing the Self in Society
Tue 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2011 Spring

Performing the Self in Society
Tue 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

performance art; directing; playwriting; creative writing; theatre history; women and performance

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