30 Nov 2016
Aaron Landsman is a New York City-based playwright, actor, and teacher whose performance works combine formal experimentation and long-term community engagement. Landsman is playwright in residence at Abrons Arts Center and, since 2004, a company member with Elevator Repair Service. His current projects include Perfect City, a 20-year art and activism project on city planning and urban policy; and Empathy School/Love Story, a diptych of monologues about landscape, nostalgia, memory, and class. Landsman’s works have been presented in several US cities, and internationally in Belarus, Serbia, Norway, and the UK, by companies such as EMPAC, The Foundry Theatre, The Chocolate Factory, and PS122. A 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, Landsman has taught at New York University, Princeton University, and The Juilliard School. His writing has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Clackamas Literary Review, The Village Voice, and others. Landsman served as a Pew Fellowships evaluator in 2016, a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2012 and 2017, and a Performance LOI panelist in 2016.