The Console

Letters from the Edge


Righteous Mud

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture


Institutional Theatrics

Forthcoming from Northwestern University Press


Culinary Theater


The Rock Garden

Drama League (2015)


King Bethel

Shakespeare im Park Berlin (2013)


Strength & Health: March

Shakespeare im Park Berlin (2013)


Utopia™ – Where All Is True

Shakespeare im Park Berlin (2012)


Tactical Performance

The UC Movement for Efficient Privatization (UCMeP)


Henry IV / Heinrich der Vierte

Shakespeare im Park Berlin (2011)


About Me

My name is Brandon, and I am a director, writer, deviser, and scholar of contemporary performance based now in Brooklyn (after many years in Berlin). I am Clinical Associate Professor of Theater in the English Department at NYU and currently serve as the Director of their Program in Dramatic Literature. In 2020-21, I am an Institute Fellow at Target Margin Theater.

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Theater & Performance

My work often probes theater’s possibilities as a social practice, and I have co-founded and co-directed three ensembles – Culinary Theatre, Shakespeare im Park Berlin (2010-14) and the UC Movement for Efficient Privatization [UCMeP] (2009-11) – all of which explore contested public spaces as sites for new dramatic writing and participatory theatre.

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Research & Writing

As a teacher and a scholar, I am interested in modern and contemporary theater and performance, critical and aesthetic theory, public arts policy, as well as theories and practices of directing, devised theater, community-based and tactical performance. My book, Institutional Theatrics: Performing Arts Policy in Post-Wall Berlin is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press.

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I am developing a number of projects: an outdoor foray into collective consolation via the United States Postal Service; a gustatory and olfactory exploration of NYC neighborhood texture; and an autobiographical reimagining of Mother Courage as a site of the destruction of the American “home.” 

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