Mady Schutzman

Mady Schutzman

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Writing Now Reading Series

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. Her 2013 film Dear Comrade documents the story of Llano del Rio (1914-18), the most important non-religious communitarian experiment in western American history.