Seth Baumrin
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PhD - CUNY Graduate Center
MPhil - CUNY Graduate Center
MFA - Brooklyn College
BA - Hunter College



Seth Baumrin, Chairperson of John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, Artistic Director of Subpoetics International (France), Literary Director of A Laboratory for Actor Training (Brooklyn), and Artistic Director of Gershom Theatre in L’viv (Ukraine).  As a theatre historian he is the author of “Trace Elements of Kyivan Modernism: the Les Kurbas Legacy in 21st Century Ukrainian Performance – March 2015” in Tension and Recognition. University of Wrocław Polish Philology Institute Department of Theory of Culture and Performing Arts (forthcoming); “Performances at a Symposium ‘Theatre as a Laboratory for Community Interaction’ at Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark, May, 2014” European Stages, vol. 4. CUNY-GSUC (2015); “Theatre Ethics and the Performer’s Amoral Duties: an Axiology for the Actor” full length version in Polish. The Game a publication of The Polish Journal of Philosophy (No. 7/1 2013) Jagiellonian University, Cracow, (2014), 110-18; “Ketmanship in Opole: Jerzy Grotowski and the Price of Free Expression” in The Drama Review Winter 2009; as well as “Les Kurbas Theatre, Lviv, 2008” in Slavic and Eastern European Performance, Spring, 2009; “Anarcho-Radical Roots—Opole to Oslo to Holstebro 1959-69; Eugenio Barba’s Early Experimental Theatre as Intervention” in Vectors of the Radical: Textual Exchange, Global Radicalism, and the 60s. Baumrin has also directed over sixty theatre and opera productions, including Il Furioso (a dual language production of Aeschylus’ Furies), 2009; Darius Milhaud’s Medée, 2005; Federico Garcia Lorca’s As Five Years Pass, 2002; Calderon de la Barca’s Life is a Dream for the Chamizal Festival in Juarez Mexico, 1998; and Carson McCullers’s The Member of the Wedding, for Five Moon Theatre on Martha’s Vineyard in 1983.