Faculté des arts
DESS en théâtre de marionnettes contemporain
Mark Sussman  CV

MARK SUSSMAN, directs, designs, teaches, and writes. Since 1985, he has worked in New York and on tour with Mabou Mines, Antenna Theater, Janie Geiser, Circus Amok, Ninth Street Theater, Paul Zaloom, and the Bread & Puppet Theater, often exploring the theatrical possibilities of both new and old technologies. In 1996-98, he adapted and directed the Great Small Works production of The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, from the novel by G.K. Chesterton, at Performance Space 122. In Fall, 1999, he was a Visiting Artist at the Cotsen Center for Puppetry at CalArts, where he participated in creating Theater of the Ears / Théâtre des Oreilles, a solo performance for electronic marionette with text by Valère Novarina, which premiered at the Jim Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater in Fall, 2000 and toured France in Summer, 2001. With Ears co-director Allen S. Weiss and support from the Étant Donnés French-American Fund for Contemporary Art, he collaborated on a second project, Danse Macabre, which ran at the Halle St. Pierre, the museum of Outsider Art in Paris in 2004. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University’s Department of Performance Studies, where he received the Michael Kirby Memorial Award for distinguished doctoral dissertation. His essays have appeared in The Drama Review, (ai) performance for the planet, Connect, Stagebill, Cabinet, Radical Street Performance (Routledge, 1999), and Puppets, Masks, and Performing Objects (MIT, 2001), edited by John Bell. He has taught at Barnard College/Columbia University, New York University, CUNY, CalArts, Wesleyan University, the Parsons School of Design/New School University, and in the Performance Studies Summer Institute at NYU since 2002. He is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec, where he lives during the academic year with MJ Thompson, Sam Sussman, and Finn Sussman. For Great Small Works, he is continuing work on Soil Desire People Dance, a collaboration with Roberto Rossi based on the writings of German author W.G. Sebald.

mark.sussman@nyu.edu