Ioana Jucan is a PhD candidate in the Theatre and Performance Studies program at Brown. Her research lies at the intersection of theatre and performance studies, philosophy, and media studies. Her dissertation is entitled “Out of Concern: Performance Modes of Engaging with the World.” Her writing has appeared in journals (TDR: The Drama Review; Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies; Parallax; Revista Caracteres; Nerve Lantern) and in edited volumes (most recently, in Adorno and Performance; Palgrave, 2014). At Brown, Jucan runs the Performance (and) Philosophy working group affiliated with the Performance Philosophy research network.
In the Fall 2015, Jucan was the Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellow in Theatre and Dance at Wheaton College (Norton, MA). She is currently guest researcher at the Vilém Flusser Archive at the Berlin University of the Arts.
Jucan interweaves her theoretical investigations with interdisciplinary performance-making activities. In recent years, these activities have focused on the specificity of the medium of theatre and experiments in expanding its possibilities – on both the stage and the page – through installation work. Jucan is an alumna of the Watermill Summer Program under the artistic direction of Robert Wilson and worked with Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players as dramaturg for Vision Disturbance (Abrons Arts Center, NYC). She is also the co-founder and artistic director of the Listening LabOratory performance group.
Jucan holds an M.A. in Philosophy (thesis title: “Finding Meaning in the Modern World: An Approach Through Max Weber and Martin Heidegger”) and dual B.A.s in Theatre Arts & Performance Studies and Modern Culture & Media (with double honors, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Brown University.
For publications, recent performance projects, and a CV, check out Ioana’s webpage at: http://ioanajucan.com/.