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John Osburn

M.A. '93, Ph.D '00

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John Osburn teaches Theater Studies and Dramatic Literature at NYU and is Associate Director of CONNECT, a program in the engineering school at the Cooper Union that uses performing arts techniques to improve communication skills. Eclectic and boundary-crossing in his interests, he has been an arts journalist, a director and a dramaturg, taught at Vassar College and the New School, and writes osburnt.com, a performing arts blog. His work has appeared in Theatre Studies, Modern Drama, American Journalism, International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, Journal of Business Strategy, Dance Critics Association News, High Performance, ARTLines, The Nation, and in daily and weekly newspapers.


New York University

Ph.D. - Performance Studies

New York, New York


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


University of Utah

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Salt Lake City, Utah