She has performed and taught extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and in Asia at venues including the Venice Biennale, The Edinburgh Festival, The American Dance Festival, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the first World Gathering of Holocaust Survivors. Her original works include The Survivor and The Translator, winner of Most Memorable Shows Award (Time-Out London 1980) and The Villager Outstanding Solo Performance Award (NYC 1981).
Leeny was a member of The Performance Group (subsequently The Wooster Group), the groundbreaking experimental theatre company founded and directed by Richard Schechner. She was original faculty of New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing (ETW), a resident artist at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Trinity College, and numerous other institutions.
For eighteen years, Leeny co-led the annual Art of Presence retreat at the Buddhistisches Zentrum Scheibbes, Austria. She co-founded and for twelve years was artistic director of Pangaea Farm, a retreat center for contemplative, performing, and healing arts. Since 2008 she has been on the faculty of the MFA in Theatre: Contemporary Performance Department of Naropa University.
A former student of The Juilliard School, Drama Division, her own students have included performing and visual artists, singers and musicians, psychotherapists, physicians, educators, business professionals and others interested in self-research and the interface between inner experience and outer expression. Her studio, Physika Arts, is located in Lafayette, CO.
Learn more about Leeny Sack at leenysack.com