AboutSince the early ‘90s, Brian McCormick has been developing collaborative writing workshops with youth groups, including a ‘zine produced by homeless teens, a creative writing and performance meet-up with LGBT poets, and the nationally recognized Teen Reviewers and Critics program, where he launched a writing-with-media pilot in partnership with SONY Wonder Technology Lab in the fall of 2013. He started up the After School Critical Response team at Baryshnikov Arts Center in the fall of 2012.
McCormick is an award-winning editor for Gay City News, and has written freelance and guest pieces for various publications. In the arts community he has served as a panelist, moderator, guest curator, or adjudicator for Theater Communications Group, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 651 Arts, Movement Research, and the CMJ Music Marathon. He served on the New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies) committee from 2002-2012, and joined the Board of Directors of Pentacle/Dance Works Inc. in 2014.
Brian’s background in performing and video arts led him to the School of Media Studies at The New School where he earned his MA in 1996 and joined the faculty in 1997. In addition to teaching media design, he has developed courses related to media and performance, and social media design and management. In his classes, workshops, and personal practice he is interested in cultivating peer progressive networks, and using remix to redress notions of author, artist, expert, & activist.