Bryan Markovitz

Bryan MarkovitzBryan MarkovitzBryan Markovitz is an artist and scholar who explores theatre's relationship to science and technology in the composition of society. His research includes comparing modes of experimentation in the arts and sciences, studying modernity as it relates to the bifurcation of natural and social experience, and investigating theatricality in the production of knowledge and commerce. His most recent writing includes essays on performing anatomical medicine in nineteenth century Scotland, and the design of interactive performance to shape the values of an emerging middle class at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. 

Bryan is formally trained in theatre and the fine arts, with a professional background in theatre directing, performance art, painting and drawing, writing, interaction design and strategic communication. He holds an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Theatre from Trinity University.

Bryan is also a freelance strategist with ESI Design in New York City, and formerly served as the company's Director of Business Development. In 1997, he co-founded Liminal, a Portland, Oregon based performance ensemble that creates live events through research, rigorous physical technique, and networked environments. He received three Portland Drama Critics Circle Awards for best direction and design of Liminal projects.