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JOHN LUTTERBIE

PROFESSOR, CHAIR OF THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT, THEORIES OF THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE, CO-DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR EMBODIED COGNITION, AFFILIATE APPOINTMENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ART AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL ANALYSIS AND THEORY

 
Ph.D in Theatre History and Criticism - University of Washington
MFA in Directing - University of Texas at Austin
 
Teaching: Theories of Theatre, Theories of Performance, and History of Performance Art
 
Dr. Lutterbie holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Texas at Austin and the PhD in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Washington in Seattle. His research interests are exploring the value of neuroscience and dynamic systems theory to understanding the nature of theatre and performance. His most recent book, Toward a General Theory of Acting: Cognitive Science and Performance (Palgrave-Macmillan), is an application of the research to the art of the actor. Currently he is using his understanding of the brain and complex systems to develop a theory of time-based aesthetics and explore the function of art as an instrument of change in everyday life. He served as Associate Director of the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook, and is the founder and co-director of the Center for Embodied Cognition, an interdisciplinary research center that uses the Arts as the focal point for understanding cognition, the body and intersubjective relationships. He has published widely, including his first book Hearing Voices: Modern Drama and the Problem of Subjectivity (University of Michigan Press), chapters in Performance and Cognition: Theatre Studies and the Cognitive Turn (Palgrave-Macmillan), Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: body, brain and being (Methuen), The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov and essays in Theatre Journal, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Performance Research, The Journal of Psychiatry and the Humanities, and Modern Drama.

Hearing VoicesGeneral Theory of Acting

 

Contact: john.lutterbie@stonybrook.edu 631-632-4596

Announcements:

 

210 Amlent Avenue
Karl Hinze
& Becky Goldberg

New Musical co-created by
SBU Musical Comp. alumnus
& SBU Theatre MFA alumna
to receive its first production:
New York
Musical Theatre Festival
July 9th @ 8pm
Visit the show's fb page
and
Buy Tickets
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Margarita Espada

honored to receive the 
Human Rights
Community Award

for the work of her company,
Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja,
as a tool for social change
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Steve Marsh

chosen to serve on the
Drama Desk Awards
nominating committee
2015 Drama Desk Awards

Nominations: April 23
Ceremony: May 31
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Izumi Ashizawa

Honored:
DCMetroTheaterArts’
Best of 2014
"Best Directors of a Play
in Professional Theatres"
See images of
Izumi's show Kwaiden
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Mallory Catlett

named as recipient of the
Foundation for
Contemporary Arts

2015 Grants to Artists
"Performance Art/Theatre"

Department of Theatre Arts • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5450
Undergraduate Office: 631-632-7300 • Graduate Office: 631-632-7270 • Fax: 631-632-7261
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