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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, she was a member playwright at New Dramatists. 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 Coordinator of Theatre and Performance 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. Her newest book is New World Plays (No Passport Press, 2015).
Lenora Champagne’s play Feeding on Light, a play about philosopher Simone Weil, premiered at Undermain Theatre, Dallas, Texas. Champagne received the inaugural commission from the Katherine Owens Fund for New Work.
Lenora Champagne's New World Plays was published by NoPassport Press.
performance art; directing; playwriting; creative writing; theatre history; women and performance