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Index to PAJ Interviews  1976-2015

(Note that in the following list of PAJ interviews, the journal was originally called PERFORMING ARTS JOURNAL. The first nine issues of the journal were listed by volumes and numbers, before we changed to a new system in 1979 with the shorter numbering as PAJ 10/11. The journal changed its name to PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art in 1998. In the period 1979-1982 eight issues of Performance Art, later called LIVE, were also published, and are included here.)

Reza Abdoh, in conversation with Gautam Dasgupta
"Theatre Beyond Space and Time" (PAJ 120–Vol. 40, No. 3, September 2018)

Marina Abramovic, in conversation with Chris Thompson and Katarina Weslien
"Pure Raw: Performance, Pedagogy, and (Re)presentation" (PAJ 82–Vol. 28, No. 1, January 2006)

Nina Agisheva, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca, Gautam Dasgupta, and Peter von Becker
"Theatre Critic of Pravda" (PAJ 33/34–Vol. 11, No. 3/Vol. 12, No. 1, 1989) 

Laurie Anderson, in conversation with John Howell
"United States" (LIVE 5, 1981)

Laurie Anderson, Scott Burton, Elizabeth LeCompte, Ruth Maleczech, Michael Smith. Individual conversations with John Howell
"Acting and Non-Acting" (Performance Art 2, 1979)

Laurie Anderson, Stuart Sherman, Dick Higgins, Charlie Morrow, Eric Bogosian, Robert Ashley, Joan Jonas, Jean Dupu
"What is Performance Art?" (Performance Art 1, 1979)

Laurie Anderson, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca
"Telling Stories in Virtual Reality" (PAJ 120–Vol. 40, No. 3, September 2018)

John Ashbery, in conversation with Roger Oliver
"Poet in the Theatre" (Vol. 3, No. 3, Winter 1979) 

Robert Ashley, in conversation with John Howell
"Perfect Lives (Private Parts): Conversation with John Howell" (Performance Art 3, 1980)

Charles Atlas, in conversation with Matthew Yokobosky
"The Real Charles Atlas" (PAJ 57–Vol. 19, No. 3, 1997) 

Eugenio Barba, in conversation with Gautam Dasgupta 
Alessandro Fersen, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca 
"Anthropology and Theatre" (PAJ 24–Vol. 8, No. 3, 1984)

Julia Lee Barclay, Ansuman Biswas, Traci Kelly, and Kira O’Reilly, in conversation with Franc Chamberlain
"Playing with Post-Secular Performance" (PAJ 91-Vol. 31, No. 1, January 2009)

Julian Beck, Judith Malina, in conversation with Mark Hall Amitin
"Radicalizing the Classics" (PAJ 14–Vol. 5, No. 2, 1981) 

Geoffrey Beene, Tom Kalin, Grace Mirabella, Matthew Yokobosky.
"Fashion and Film: A Symposium" (PAJ 60–Vol. 20, No. 3, September 1998) 

Max Berger, in conversation with Robert Marshall
"Barbara Pollack Photographs: The Subject Reflects" (PAJ 75–Vol. 25, No. 3, September 2003)

Johannes Birringer, Gerald Rabkin, Bonnie Marranca
"A Politics of Reception" (PAJ 28–Vol. 10, No.1, 1986) 

Herbert Blau, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta
"The Play of Thought" (PAJ 42–Vol. 14, No. 3, September 1992) 

Edward Bond, in conversation with Peter Billingham
"Drama and the Human: Reflections at the Start of a Millennium" (PAJ 87–Vol. 29, No. 3, September 2007)

"Glenn Branca: Interview with John Howell" (LIVE 6-7, 1982) 

Hans Breder, in conversation with Herman Rapaport
"Intermedia: A Consciousness-based Process" (PAJ 99–Vol. 33, No. 3, September 2011) 

Lee Breuer, in conversation with Gabrielle Cody
"Interculturalism and Performance" (PAJ 33/34–Vol. 11, No. 3/Vol. 12, No. 1, 1989)

Lee Breuer and Maude Mitchell, in conversation with Joan Templeton
"The First American Play at the Comédie Française: Lee Breuer Directs Tennessee Williams"
(PAJ 103–Vol. 35, No. 1, January 2013)

Peter Brook, in conversation with Jonathan Kalb
"The Mahabharata Twenty-Five Years Later" (PAJ 96-Vol. 32, No. 3, September 2010)

Cee Brown, in conversation with Daryl Chin 
"F.Y.I.: MOMA: Daryl Chin talks with Cee Brown" (LIVE 4, 1980)


Trisha Brown and Douglas Dunn, conversation moderated by Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta
"On Dance" (Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall 1976) 

John Cage, Richard Foreman, Richard Kostelanetz, conversation moderated by Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta
"Art in the Culture" (PAJ 10/11–Vol. 4, No. 1-2, 1979) 

Gianina Cărbunariu,  in conversation with Bonnie Marranca
"The Reality of Fiction" (PAJ 113–Vol. 32, No. 2, May 2016)

Romeo Castellucci, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca and Valentina Valentini
"The Universal: The Simplest Place Possible" (PAJ 77–Vol. 26, No. 2, May 2004)

Michael Century, Siri Hustvedt, Denis Pelli, Jillian Scott, and Kyralesa Claire (KC) Wiley, in conversation with Ellen K. Levy  
"Neuroscience and the Arts Today" (PAJ 105–Vol. 35, No. 3, 2013)

Joseph Chaikin, in conversation with Andrzej Bonarski
"Interview: Joseph Chaikin" (Vol. 1, No. 3, 1977)  

Joyce Cho, in conversation with Višnja Rogošić
"Burning the Rules" (PAJ 98–Vol. 33, No. 2, May 2011)

Harold Clurman and Stanley Kauffmann, conversation moderated by Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta
"Theatre in America" (Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring/Summer 1978) 

John Jesurun in conversation with Christophe Collard
"Traveling at the Speed of Thought" (Vol. 39, No. 1, 2017)

Vaginal Davis, in conversation with Lewis Church
"My Womanly Story" (PAJ 113–Vol. 32, No. 2, May 2016)

Edwin Denby, in conversation with John Howell
"Reminiscences of a Dance Critic" (PAJ 10/11–Vol. 4, No. 1-2, 1979) 

Yehuda Duenyas, Ari Fliakos, Pavol Liska, and Victoria Vazquez in conversation with Joseph Cermatori
"At Work Downtown: Process and Performance" (PAJ 100-Vol. 34, No. 1, January 2012) 

Christopher Durang, Will Eno, Richard Foreman, Richard Greenberg, John Guare, Tina Howe, Tony Kushner, David Mamet, Richard Maxwell, Theresa Rebeck, Paula Vogel, Mac Wellman, Susan Yankowitz. Individual conversations with Jonathan Kalb
"American Playwrights on Beckett" (PAJ 85–Vol. 29, No. 1, January 2007) 

Cathryn Dwyre and Chris Perry, in conversation with Bernard Tschumi
"Architecture Beyond Architecture" (PAJ 109–Vol. 37, No. 1, January 2015)

Eric Dyer, Brooke O’Harra, Alex Timbers, in conversation with Steve Luber
"In Media Res: Why Multimedia Performance?" (PAJ 87–Vol. 29, No. 3, September 2007)

Eiko and Koma, in conversation with Matthew Yokobosky
"Movement as Installation" (PAJ 64–Vol. 22, No. 1, January 2000) 

Richard Elovich, Karen Finley, Ishmael Houston-Jones, John Kelly, in conversation with Marc Robinson
"Performance Strategies" (PAJ 30–Vol. 10, No. 3, 1987)

Barbara Englehardt and Thomas Irmer, Joachim Fiebach, Erika Fischer-Lichte, Nele Hertling, Torsten Mass. Individual conversations with Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta
"Berlin Conversations" (PAJ 65–Vo. 22, No. 2, May 2000)

Köken Ergun, in conversation with November Paynter
"The Inspiration of Home" (PAJ 85–Vol. 29, No. 1, January 2007) 

Ralston Farina
"Paris Letter: (in the form of an Interview)" (Performance Art 1, 1979)

Richard Foreman
"Auto-Interview: Richard Foreman talks to himself [and whoever else is listening] about Strong Medicine [un film]" (Performance Art 1, 1979)

Maria Irene Fornes, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca
"Interview: Maria Irene Fornes" (Vol. 2, No. 3, Winter 1978) 

Tom Freudenheim, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta
"Berlin’s New Jewish Museum" (PAJ 65–Vol. 22, No. 2, May 2000) 

Elinor Fuchs, Bonnie Marranca, Gerald Rabkin, in conversation
"The Politics of Representation" (PAJ 39–Vol. 13, No. 3, September 1991)

Andrés Galeano, in conversation with Joanna Matuszak
"Performing with Objects" (PAJ 108–Vol. 36, No. 3, September 2014)

Philip Glass, in conversation with John Howell
"Interview: Satyagraha and Contemporary Opera" (PAJ 16–Vol. 6, No. 1, 1981) 

Heiner Goebbels, in conversation with Stathis Gourgouris
"Performance as Composition" (PAJ 78–Vol. 26, No. 3, September 2004) 

Neil Goldberg, in conversation with Robert Marshall
"Rhythms/Grids" (PAJ 68–Vol. 23, No. 2, May 2001) 

David Greig, in conversation with Caridad Svich
"Physical Poetry" (PAJ 86–Vol. 29, No. 2, May 2007)

Jason Grote, Caridad Svich, Anne Washburn, in conversation with Ken Urban
"Contemporary American Playwriting: The Issue of Legacy" (PAJ 84–Vol. 28, No. 3, September 2006)

John Guare, David Mamet, Wallace Shawn, Steve Tesich, Michael Weller. Individual conversations with Michael Earley
"Playwrights Making Movies" (PAJ 15–Vol. 5, No. 3, 1981) 

Deborah Hay, in conversation with Ann Daly
"Horse Rider Woman Playing Dancing" (PAJ 63–Vol. 21, No. 3, September 1999) 

Pablo Helguera, Ohad Meromi, and Xaviera Simmons in conversation with Paul David Young
"Turning Theatre into Art" (PAJ 100-Vol. 34, No. 1, January 2012) 

Geoffrey Hendricks in Conversation with David J. Getsy
"Outing Queer Fluxus" (PAJ 127-Vol.43, No. 1, January 2021)

Alvis Hermanis, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca
"The Poetry of Things Past" (PAJ 94-Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2010)

Gary Hill, in conversation with George Quasha and Charles Stein
"Liminal Performance" (PAJ 58–Vol. 20, No. 1, January 1998) 

Raimund Hoghe, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca
"Dancing the Sublime" (PAJ 95–Vol. 32, No. 2, April 2010)

John Howell
"Four Choreographers: Interviews with Kaye, Self, Eginton, and Chuma" (LIVE 6-7, 1982)

John Howell, in conversation with Douglas Dunn
"Dunn on Dancing: John Howell talks with Douglas Dunn" (LIVE 4, 1980)

Joan Jonas, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca and Claire MacDonald
"Drawing my Way in" (PAJ 107–Vol 36., No. 2, May 2014)

Paul Kaiser and Marc Downie, in conversation with Johannes Birringer 
"Thinking Images" (PAJ 89–Vol. 30, No. 2, May 2008)

Gülgün Kayim, in conversation with Bertie Ferdman
"Performance and the City" (PAJ 110-Vol. 37., No. 2 May 2015)

John Kelly, Liz Magic Laser, David Levine, and Alix Pearlstein in conversation with Paul David Young
"newarttheatre: Evolutions of the Performance Aesthetic" (PAJ 98-Vol. 33, No. 2, May 2011)

William Kentridge, in conversation with Cheryl Kaplan
"The Time-Image" (PAJ 80–Vol. 27, No. 2, May 2005) 

Kenneth King, in conversation with John Howell
"Interview: Dance Plus..." (Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall 1978) 

Andrea Kleine, in conversation with Anya Liftig, Matthew Mohr, and Clarinda Mac Low
"Looking at Dancers, Buildings, and People in the Street" (PAJ 111--Vol. 37, No. 3, September 2015)

Alison Knowles, Eleanor Heartney, Meredith Monk, Linda Montano, Erik Ehn, conversation moderated
by Bonnie Marranca.
"Art as Spiritual Practice" (PAJ 72–Vol. 24, No. 3, September 2002)

Hilton Kramer, in conversation with Herbert Blau, Gautam Dasgupta, and Gerald Rabkin
"Interface: Hilton Kramer" (PAJ 28, Vol. 10, No. 1–1986) 

Robert Jay Lifton, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca
"Art and the Imagery of Extinction" (PAJ 18–Vol. 6, No. 3, 1982) 

Pavol Liska, Ruth Margraff, Annie-B Parson, Tory Vazquez, in conversation with Sarah Benson 
"Working Downtown" (PAJ 83–Vol. 28, No. 2, May 2006)

Marie Losier, in conversation with Kristine Marx
"What is a French Western? One Part Reality and Two Parts Fiction" (PAJ 86–Vol. 29, No. 2, May 2007)

Charles Ludlam, in conversation with Gautam Dasgupta
"Interview: Charles Ludlam" (Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring/Summer 1978) 

Peter Lunenfeld, in conversation with Geert Lovink
"Enemy of Nostalgia: Victim of the Present, Critic of the Future" (PAJ 70–Vol. 24, No. 1, January 2002) 

Bonnie Marranca, Gautam Dasgupta, Michael Earley, in conversation
"The American Playwright: A Life in the Theatre?" (PAJ 10/11–Vol. 4, No. 1-2, 1979)

Anthony McCall, in conversation with Gautam Dasgupta 
"Formalist Cinema and Politics" (Vol. 1, No. 3, 1977) 

Charles L. Mee, in conversation with Alisa Solomon 
"The Theatre of History" (PAJ 31–Vol. 11, No. 1, 1988) 

Ann Messner, in conversation with Gregory Williams
"The Perils of Public Art" (PAJ 64–Vol. 22, No. 1, January 2000) 

Ariane Mnouchkine, in conversation with Joëlle Gayot, translated from the French with an Introduction by Nora Armani
"Cultures are not anyone’s property" (PAJ 123–Vol. 41, No. 3, September 2019)

Meredith Monk, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca
"Performance and the Spiritual Life" (PAJ 91-Vol. 31, No. 1, January 2009) 

Shirin Neshat, in conversation with Babak Ebrahimian
"Passage to Iran" (PAJ 72–Vol. 24, No. 3, September 2002) 

Rufus Norris, in conversation with Sara Jane Bailes
"Between People" (PAJ 81–Vol. 27, No. 3, September 2005)

Marcel Odenbach, in conversation with Janine Antoni
"Advertisement for Myself" (PAJ 62–Vol. 21, No. 2, May 1999) 

Richard Peaslee and Stanley Silverman, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta
"Music and Theatre" (Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1976)

William Pope.L, in conversation with Chris Thompson
"America’s Friendliest Black Artist" (PAJ 72–Vol. 24, No. 3, September 2002)

Marija Mojca Pungercar, in conversation with Igor Zabel
"The Strangeness of Home: Dressing and Redressing in Public Squares" (PAJ 76–Vol. 26, No. 1, January 2004)

Jerry Rojo, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta 
"Environmental Theatre" (Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1976)

Rachel Rosenthal, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta 
"Personal History" (Performance Art 2, 1979) 

The Rufus Corporation, in conversation with Jill Conner
"Fiction Against Reality" (PAJ 82–Vol. 28, No. 1, January 2006)

Ulla Ryum, in conversation with Per Brask
"Performance in the Fourth World" (PAJ 33/34–Vol. 11, No. 3/Vol. 12, No. 1, 1989)

Edward Said, in conversation with Una Chaudhuri, Bonnie Marranca, and Marc Robinson 
"Criticism, Culture, and Performance" (PAJ 37–Vol. 13, No. 1, January 1991) 

Joannis Savvidis, Laertis Vassiliou, Maria-Thalia Carras, and Sophia Tournikiotis, in conversation
with Marina Kotzamani
"Living and Working in Athens" (PAJ 92–Vol. 31, No. 2, May 2009)

R. Murray Schafer and Eleanor James in conversation with Sarah Ann Standing 
"R. Murray Schafer's Eco-Theatre" (PAJ 106–Vol. 36, No. 1, January 2014)

Carolee Schneemann, in conversation with Robert Coe
"More than Meat Joy" (Performance Art 1, 1979)

Carolee Schneemann, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca and Claire MacDonald
"In the Beginning is Drawing" (PAJ 122–Vol.41, No. 2, May 2019)

Bessie Schoenberg, in conversation with Meg Eginton and John Howell
"A Lifetime of Dance" (PAJ 10/11–Vol. 4, No. 1-2, 1979)

Elaine Summers, in conversation with Kristine Marx
"Gardens of Light and Movement" (PAJ 90–Vol. 30, No. 3, September 2008)

Bruce D. Schwartz, Theodora Skipitares, Julie Taymor, in conversation with C. Lee Jenner
"Working with Puppets" (PAJ 19–Vol. 19, No. 1, 1983)

Peter Sellars, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca
"Performance and Ethics: Questions for the 21st Century" (PAJ 79–Vol. 27, No. 1, January 2005) 

Susan Sontag, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta
"Art and Consciousness" (Vol. 2, No. 2, September 1977) 

Carlota Subirós, in conversation with Bonnie Marranca
"Writing for a Catalan Theatre" (PAJ 79–Vol. 27, No. 1, January 2005)

Gary Stephan, in conversation with Giles Lyon
"Forms of Discontent" (PAJ 66–Vol. 22, No. 3, September 2000)

Ellen Stewart, in conversation with Glenn Loney
"La MaMa and the American Theatre" (PAJ 17–Vol. 6, No. 2, 1982) 

Vaginal Davis, in conversation with Lewis Church
"My Womanly Story" (PAJ 113–Vol. 38, No. 2, 2016)

Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, Trajal Harrell, Travis Chamberlain, Ben Pryor, and Jonah Bokaer in conversation with Patricia Milder
"Curating Contemporary Performance: New York in the Twenty-First Century" (PAJ 100-Vol. 34, No. 1, January 2012)

Mac Wellman, in conversation with Marc Robinson
"Figure of Speech" (PAJ 40–Vol. 14, No. 1, January 1992) 

Robert Wilson, in conversation with Umberto Eco
"Interpretation and the Work of Art" (PAJ 15–Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1993)

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