Contributed By: Aaron Landsman
About Aaron Landsman:

New York City-based theater artist Aaron Landsman makes performances with people, language, space and time. His current work includes: Perfect City, a 20-year art and activism project about city planning, urban policy, and displacement, created with planners, activists, students and artists; Empathy School/Love Story, a diptych of monologues about landscape, nostalgia, memory and class (NY Times and Time Out New York Critics’ Pick); and SQUARES, a performance created with photographer Paul Shambroom, director Mallory Catlett and designer/director Jim Findlay, drawn from anonymous cast-off instamatic snapshots. From 2012-2014, Landsman, Catlett and Findlay presented the participatory performance City Council Meeting in five US cities. His earlier works were commissioned and presented by EMPAC, The Foundry Theatre, DiverseWorks, The Chocolate Factory, and PS122. Landsman is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow; previously he was a Princeton Arts Fellow, and the ASU Gammage Residency Artist. His work has been funded by LMCC, MAP, The Graham Foundation, Jerome, Rubin, NEFA and other funders. He has performed with Elevator Repair Service, Richard Maxwell, Tory Vazquez, and many other artists. He is a playwright in residence at Abrons Arts Center, and a Visiting Associate Professor at Princeton.