PERFORMANCE ARTIST, DRAMATIC AND NONFICTION WRITER, FILMMAKER AND TEACHER

Discontents, Jeff McMahon

CURRENT AND UPCOMING

My letter in NY Times regarding Jesse Green piece on diversity in Theater. September 16-17, 2022

My essay "Ellie Covan " in 50 Key Figures in Contemporary US Queer Theatre ed. Noriega/Schildcrout (Routledge 2023). Released September 1, 2022.

My brilliant friend and colleague, artist/writer Jacki Apple, died at age 80 in June in Los Angeles. Jacki was one of the first people to write about my performance work, and a critical part of my development as an artist and teacher.  My obituary of her life published in Artillery

Qualified Immunity new work-in-progress reading, Hot! Festival at Dixon Place Lounge. July 7 at 7:30pm. Featuring former/current ASU students Rebekah Dawn, Toussaint Jeanlouis, Chris Ignacio. 

As of May 2022, I am Professor Emeritus  at ASU, returning to New York. after 21 years in Arizona

National Sawdust (Brooklyn) April 19, 2022. New duet by Daniel Bernard Roumain & Jeff McMahon and work from their student contributors, as well as members of NJ Symphony and a rare performance by Paola Prestini.

"Review of John R Killacky's Because Art" in Gay & Lesbian Review (March/April 2022)

"Two Artists' Lives, Lived Well" essay in Hyperallergic (June 26, 2021)

Dixon Place broadcast, as part of their Hot! Festival 2021 Social Distances (camera-close) a collection of short pieces  I wrote and directed ASU students and colleagues in. All six are here

RECENT:

--My work from 1980's featured in Jacki Apple's Performance/Media/Art/Culture (intellect books)

--Six Monologues 1990-2007 published by NoPassport Press 2018 and reviewed in Fabrik,  Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide (Nov-Dec 2019) & TDR (Spring 2020)

"An Act With a Knife," my reflection on David Mamet's short book, Three Uses of the Knife,  in Contemporary Theatre Review Backpages 30.1