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Norman Frisch

Norman Frisch is an independent dramaturg, performance curator, and producer, recently returned to NYC. During the 1970’s, he studied at Yale School of Drama and worked with experimental theater laboratories in Poland, Denmark, and Wales. During the 80’s, he began his longstanding collaboration with director Peter Sellars, and served for a number of years as a dramaturg and administrator for The Wooster Group at The Performing Garage.In the 1990’s, he worked as a curator and producer for several important urban arts festivals, including The Los Angeles Festival, The International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, The Arts Festival of Atlanta, and the London International Festival of Theatre. Most recently, he has served as a project specialist for performance at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where he ran the Getty’s Villa Theater Lab, which commissions new productions of ancient Greek and Roman plays in the context of the musuem’s Antiquities Department.