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Mady Schutzman

Mady Schutzman


  • Ph.D., Performance Studies, New York University
  • M.A., Sociocultural Anthropology

Mady is a writer, teacher, and theatre artist with an MA in sociocultural anthropology and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies. She is a free lance practitioner and renowned scholar of the techniques of Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) and co-editor of Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism (Routledge, 1994) and A Boal Companion: Dialogues on Theatre and Cultural Politics (Routledge, 2006). Schutzman’s current research focuses on forms of resistance that rely upon the ambiguous and paradoxical strategies of comedy and trickery. She is currently Assistant Dean and full time faculty in the School of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts. Course taught: Community Theater: Theatre of the Oppressed