Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D and MA degrees in Theatre at Columbia University
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
The author of innumerable articles and short publications, Professor Waren earned his Ph.D and MA degrees in Theatre at Columbia University. From 1953 to 1970 he worked in the US and abroad as an Academic Administrator in a Performing Company and Executive Producer and Director in theatre. He was Chairman in the Department of Speech and Theatre at the City College of New York (CCNY), CUNY from 1967-1972 also serving as the Executive Officer in the Theatre Program at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (1972-1981). He was also Vice President and Provost in the Department of the President from 1981-1984. He was the founder and Director of the Center for Advanced Study of Theatre Arts (now renamed the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center) for periods - 1979 to 1982, 1984 to 1986. Professor Waren also worked as a reviewer at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), 1978-1991; a Member Advocacy Counsel at the Roundabout Theatre, NYC, 1985-1993; Special Education Counselor at the Double Image Theatre, NYC, 1982-1990; a USIS grant Lecturer in Hong Kong (1988); Advisor at Humanities.com, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC, 1980-1981; a Fulbright-Hayes Visiting Professor at the National Taiwan University and a Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Drama Institute, 1986-1988. He also lectured at the Center for Living and Learning at the Marymount Manhattan College from 1998-2000; and the New School University from 2000-2003. His musical director credits include The Chess King (Taiwan) in 1987; Old B Hanging on the Wall (Shanghai) in 1988; Judas Mexico (N.Y.) in 1989; at the Seasoned Citizens Theatre Company from 2003-2007. Professor Waren has also served on the Board of Directors for both the Women's International Art Center in NYC from 1978-1982, and the Frank Silvera Workshops for Writers from 1979-1981. He was a member of the grants panel for New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs in 1979. Among Professor Waren's other professional accomplishments are, Grants from the NY Council of Humanities; USIA/Arts Am., Singapore, 1990; the Herman Goldman Foundation, 1980-1982; National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) from 1980-1981. He is also a member of ASUP; the Association for Theatre in Higher Education; Social Stage Directors and Choreographers,; and the Professional Staff Congress, CUNY. Professor Waren joined The Drama League awards nominating committee in 1997 and was awarded the Presidential Medal at The Graduate Center in 1986.