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Cynthia Allen

Part-time Faculty

Office Hours
Thursday 3:00-5:00 Advising
Friday 12:00-1:45

B.A., World Religion Studies, Wilson College
M.A., Religious Studies, Florida State University

Cynthia Allen is on the Executive Committee (nominator) of the renowned New York Theatre Critics' organization, Outer Critics Circle (OCC), as well as being its website director, editor, and a voting member of OCC. In addition, she is a member of the nationally celebrated America Theatre Critics Association (ATCA). Allen reviews cultural events concerning theatre, the arts, film, dance, photography, and music.  Some of the filmmakers she has worked with include Joel and Ethan Coen, Sergio Leone, and Martin Scorsese. She is the Founding Co-Festival Director of HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival, and worked with HEAR Now between 2013 and 2019. For more almost eight years, Allen was the program coordinator for NYU's Center for Advanced Technology in New Media. For more than 25 years, she has been involved with all aspects of film production—from producer to director—and continues to produce and direct programming for the Web TV series. She has taught at NYU for over 20 years—digital art and new media, sound design and new media, theatre design, history of animation, history of graphic novels, history of virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality, and storytelling in video games.  

Teaching and Research Interests

digital art and new media; comics and graphic novels; computer and video gaming; sports 

Cynthia Allen