Erik T. Ehn Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies [ Inactive ]

Work includes Maria Kizito, Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling, Yermedea, Drunk Still Drinking, and The Saint Plays. Currently rehearsing a series of 17 plays – Soulographie - on the history of the US in the 20th Century from the point of view of its genocides, for production at La MaMa (NYC), November 2012. His works have been produced in San Francisco (Intersection, Thick Description, Yugen), Seattle (Annex, Empty Space), Austin (Frontera), New York (BACA, Whitney Museum), San Diego (Sledgehammer), Chicago (Red Moon), Atlanta (7 Stages), Los Angeles (Cal Rep, Museum of Jurassic Technology), Belgrade (Dah); elsewhere. He conducts annual trips to Rwanda/Uganda, bringing teams to study the history there, and explore the ways art is participating in recovery from violence. He produces the Arts in the One World conference yearly, which engages themes of art and social change. Artistic Associate, Theatre of Yugen. Graduate of New Dramatists.

Brown Affiliations


  • Ehn, Erik. Channels of Witness: Space, Abstraction, and the Commemoration of Genocide Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. 2013; 27 (2) : 67-104 . full text
  • Schneemann, Carolee, Ehn, Erik, Quasha, George, Shick, Vicky, Knowles, Alison, Houston-Jones, Ishmael, Breuer, Lee, Rux, Carl Hancock, Champagne, Lenora, Wellman, Mac, Foreman, Richard, Hay, Deborah, Malina, Judith, Monk, Meredith, Whitehead, Gregory, O'Connor, Tere, Maleczech, Ruth, Hammer, Barbara, Rainer, Yvonne. Belief PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. 2012; 34 (1) : 15-33 . full text
  • Ehn, Erik. Eschata-Logos: Word and Ruin PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. 2009; 31 (1) : 44-53 . full text