skidmore theater faculty

Aniko Szucs

Visiting Assistant Professor

PhD New York University
MFA University of Theater and Film, Budapest
MA English and Communication, ELTE University, Budapest

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Theater
  • Theater and Culture I
  • Theater and Culture II
  • Documentary Theater


Aniko Szucs is a theater and performance studies scholar, theater dramaturg, and curator. Her research interests include political theater, feminist protest movements and performances, and the genealogy and critique of state surveillance. Her book project centers on contemporary political movements and performances of resistance. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and anthologies on Central and East European political art.

Before moving to the U.S. to pursue a doctoral degree in Performance Studies, Dr. Szucs worked as the resident dramaturg of Vígszínház (Comedy Theatre) in Budapest. Recently, she has worked as production dramaturg at the National Theater and at the Radnóti Theater, also in Budapest. U.S. credits include Merchant of Venice at Portland Center Stage, A Man’s a Man at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C, and Trouble in Paradise and Frequency Hopping produced by the Hourglass Group in New York. Current work-in-progress projects include Marat/Sade and Ridiculous, a play on the first female film director, Alice Guy-Blaché with Hourglass.

As a curator, Dr. Szucs worked on the exhibition “Revolutionary Voices: Performing Arts in Central & Eastern Europe in the 1980s” at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, “Visual Acts of Radical Care: An Exhibition of Female Artists-Activists from Central and Eastern Europe” at Yale University, and “Insatiabilities” at Performance Studies international (PSi #27).

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the MacMillan Center, Yale University
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College
Digital Humanities Initiative, CEU Summer University


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