Dr. Marc Arthur

Dr. Marc Arthur

Assistant Professor

Dr. Marc Arthur

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Marc Arthur joined the Department of Theatre and Dance as Assistant Professor in Fall 2022. Before joining the faculty at Wayne State, Arthur was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. He received his PhD from the Department of Performance Studies at New York University in 2019 and his BA from the California College of the Arts in 2008.

Arthur’s writing and criticism has appeared in edited volumes and journals including Theatre Journal, TDR: The Drama Review, Bomb Magazine, and Canadian Theatre Review, as well as numerous edited collections. He has also written extensively for Performa Magazine, where he was editor from 2015 – 2017. From 2011 – 2017 he was the Head of Research and Archives at Performa where he organized touring exhibitions, curated programs, led interdisciplinary research projects with a wide range of artists, and spearheaded the acquisition of the Performa collection.

As an artist, he incorporates methods from community-based theatre, dance, and painting. His work has been presented at theatres and galleries internationally, including the Martha Graham Dance Theater, La MaMa E.T.C., Dixon Place, The Living Theater, Movement Research at Judson Church, the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, the Wild Project, University Settlement, and Chashama in New York City; New Langton Arts and David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco; Moyse Theatre at McGill University, Montreal; Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels; the Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice; Universität der Künste, Berlin; and FRISE, Hamburg.

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