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Mark J. Sussman, MA, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Theatre
Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture

Great Small Works' episodic series, The Toy Theater of Terror As Usual (R. Rossi, T. Cohen, M. Sussman)
Photo credit: O. Marra
"Soil Desire People Dance," (M. Sussman)
Photo credit: M. Sussman
Great Small Works Spaghetti Dinner (T. Cohen, M. Sussman, J. Romaine, S. Kaplin, J. Bell, R. Rossi, with lanterns)
Photo credit: Erik McGregor

Teaching activities

Selected Courses

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Performance Creation
Puppetry & Performing Object Workshop
Introduction to Performance Studies
Research-Creation Methodologies: Objects, Agency, & Material Performance
Special Topic in Performance Creation: Advanced Puppetry
Special Topic in Performance Studies: Epic Theatre Before and After Brecht
Special Topic in Performance Studies: Queer Theatre
Performance Ethnography
Theatre History I & II


Great Small Works, performances at Pontine Theater, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

performances of The Toy Theater of Terror As Usual, Episode 14: The Swamp and The Three Graces, November, 2019

Great Small Works, collectively created films for online screening at Spaghetti Dinner cabarets during the pandemic year, 2020-21

Social Dreaming (December, 2020) and The Day I Was Born (March, 2021), created by John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine, Roberto Rossi, and Mark Sussman

Great Small Works online international Toy Theater Festivals and Spaghetti Dinner Cabarets

April 2-3, 2020
April 29-May 2, 2020
July 16 & 19, 2020
August 14, 2020
Dec 30, 2020
March 24, 2021
videos available on Facebook here

Café Concret cabarets (online pandemic editions)

CC#35 - April 25, 2020
CC#36 - June 20, 2020
CC#37 - Nov 5-6, 2020
CC#38 - April 10, 2021
videos available on Facebook here

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