Paul David Young is a Contributing Editor at PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (MIT Press). He also writes in print and online for Art in America, for which he has covered the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, Performa, Pacific Standard Time, Art Basel Miami, and other events and exhibitions. His book newARTtheatre: Evolutions of the Performance Aesthetic, a collection of interviews and conversations with artists appropriating theatre, was issued by MIT Press/PAJ in 2013.
His play, In the Summer Pavilion, produced to critical acclaim in the 2011 FringeNYC and at 59e59 Theaters in New York in 2012, has been made into a feature film. His Clown Play in the 2013 FringeNYC was hailed by the Village Voice as “intelligently bizarre.” He won the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. His work has been performed at MoMA PS1, Marlborough Gallery, the Living Theatre, apexart, The Brick, LMAK Projects, Lion Theatre, C.O.W. Theater, Kraine Theater, Emerging Artists Theatre, the Red Room, and the Kaffileikhusid in Reykjavik. His plays have been developed at Primary Stages, New York Theater Workshop, Alliance Theater of Atlanta, and the Kennedy Center. His translations, with Carl Weber, of Heiner Müller’s Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome and Macbeth were published in 2012 under the title Heiner Müller: After Shakespeare.
Photo by Paul David Young: Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmus, An Immaterial Retrospective of the Venice Biennale, 2013, performance, Romanian Pavilion, Venice Biennale.