PAJ was founded in 1976 by Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta to publish important, original works in the arts and the critical commentary about them, as an ongoing dialogue between art, artists, and the public. PAJ is internationally recognized as a pioneering force in arts publishing, influencing the university curriculum, performance scholarship and documentation, and the theatrical repertoire.
PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (formerly called Performing Arts Journal) is a triannual periodical now in its 38th year, under the editorship of Bonnie Marranca. PAJ offers expanded coverage of performance, video, dance, drama, film, music, photography, installations and media. Issues feature artists' writings, critical essays, historical documentation, interviews, performance texts and plays, reports on international festivals and events, and book reviews. A special section entitled "Art & Performance Notes" includes articles and reviews of current performance and museum/gallery shows. The journal is published for PAJ by special arrangement with MIT Press Journals and is distributed worldwide in a print version and online in color at www.mitpressjournals.org/paj. PAJ back issues are available through the online database JSTOR and current issues are accessed through the database Project Muse. PAJ has subscribers in 112 countries.
PAJ Publications – More than 150 titles in drama, criticism, and history have appeared under the PAJ imprint. Since its inception PAJ has published more than 1000 plays and performance texts, translated from 20 languages. PAJ titles are widely represented in all major university and national library collections, and arts archives around the world. Its international readership of critics, scholars, and artists crosses the borders between art forms, and the arts and humanities and science/technology. Titles can be ordered through Theatre Communications Group at www.tcg.org
PAJ Publications has become one of the U.S.'s most important and valuable publishers of drama, criticism, performance texts and documents, including contemporary American writers and works in translation. PAJ's list of authors includes Maria Irene Fornes, Sam Shepard, Heiner Müller, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Chekhov and Victor Turner, as well as works from the modernist heritage. For subscription information for PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, please visit mitpressjournals.org/paj