Aaron Landsman

Aaron Landsman. Photo by David A. Brown.

Aaron Landsman is a New York City-based playwright, actor, and teacher whose performance works combine formal experimentation and long-term community engagement. His works have been presented in several US cities, and internationally in Belarus, Serbia, Norway, and the UK, in such diverse settings as office spaces, apartments, and meeting rooms. Since 2004, Landsman has been a company member with Elevator Repair Service. A 2014-16 Princeton Arts Fellow, Landsman has taught at New York University and The Juilliard School, and has guest lectured widely on artistic process, collaboration, and professional development for artists. His writing has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Clackamas Literary Review, Theater, The Village Voice, and others. Landsman served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2012 and a 2016 LOI panelist in Performance.


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Grants & Grantees

Local and international artists came together for a series of concerts and educational programs.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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Grants & Grantees

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Collaborators & Colleagues

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Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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