Faculty, Undergraduate Studies
When asked to name myself I respond: Artist/Scholar; Trans-disciplinary Writer and Knowledge Worker. My passions as an artist and scholar are worn as theoretical undergarments and concerned with how we really “wear” our most compelling ideas. My creative and intellectual practices synthesize the arts and sacred-ethics/rationalism, human sustainability, and literary. As a trans-disciplinary writer, my fiction, essays, and performance-based works have been published and staged in the United States and internationally at universities: Oxford, Rennes, Málaga and Mὕnster. Recent writer fellowships and residencies include: (VCCA) Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, (FAWC) Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Norman Mailer Writers Colony and group art shows in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore.
MFA, Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College
MA, Individualized Studies with concentrations in Performance Studies/Theory & Dramatic Writing, New York University
BA, British & Comparative Literatures, Marymount College
As an interdisciplinary writer, educator, and urban growing/sustainability enthusiast, my work integrates creative practice with social change and social justice knowledge. Increasingly, I’m interested in the intersections of race, class, and environment, during a time of extreme violence on the planet. How do we foster urgency for poor food choices and neighborhoods that lack safe, green spaces?
With over ten years of producing and programming on leading creative arts projects, my professional experience has delivered me to settings from BAM/Brooklyn Academy of Music to Broadway and international fringe theater and performance festivals. Projects that currently preoccupy me include a forthcoming novel that explores a generation’s fierce splendor mirrored in a drag activists storied life, crime, and pretenses that question whether fraudulent fabulousness is better than none at all. Other works have been published, exhibited, and staged in the United States, and internationally in Europe and Asia.
This fall, my newest performance text will be part of Black/tino: an Anthology of Queer Performance, published by Duke University Press. My blog greens4squares.com explores urban sustainability and green topics, and recently considered what life could be like for Scandal’s Olivia Pope as a retired gardener in Vermont. Other passions include volunteer work with Open Meadows Foundation as a Community Board Member and Planting Seeds of Hope – SWAG Project in Newark, NJ.
More can be found at pamelabooker.com.