Sean Metzger is Professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television and the past president of Performance Studies international (2016-2020). He works at the intersections of several fields: visual culture (art, fashion, film, theatre) as well as Asian American, Caribbean, Chinese, film, performance and sexuality studies. Metzger has worked extensively to increase collaboration among thinkers and artists from different disciplines. He is the author of Chinese Looks: Fashion, Performance, Race (Indiana University Press, 2014) and The Chinese Atlantic: Seascapes and the Theatricality of Globalization (Indiana University Press, 2020).
Laura Edmondson is Professor of Theater at Dartmouth College, where she is also affiliated with African and African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her publications on eastern and central African performance include the books Performance and Politics in Tanzania: The Nation on Stage (Indiana UP, 2007) and Performing Trauma in Central Africa: Shadows of Empire (Indiana UP, 2018), as well as articles in GLQ, Theatre Journal, Theatre Research International, TDR, and various anthologies. She received the 2021 Oscar Brockett Best Essay Prize from the American Society of Theatre Research for her article, "Faustin Linyekula and the Violence of Plague" in Theatre Journal (December 2020).
Performance Review Editor
Joshua Williams is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Brandeis University. His research focuses on the intersection of theatre history, performance theory, animal studies, new materialism, and the history of science in East Africa and elsewhere in the Global South. His articles and essays have appeared in, amongst others,Theatre Journal, Performance Research, JDTC, Modern Drama, Theatre Survey, Theatre Topics, African Theatre, HowlRound, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is currently translating the complete plays of the Tanzanian dramatist Ebrahim Hussein from Swahili into English, and his own plays have been developed and produced in theatres across the country.
Book Review Editor
Gwyneth Shanks (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art and Performance Studies at Colby College. She is at work on her first book, The Museum on the Move: Race, Coloniality, and Performance, which explores a series of performances that happened in contemporary art museums as a means of reimagining institutional critique. Her articles and essays appear in, amongst other publications, Cultural Dynamics; Third Text; Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism; Theatre Journal; Performance Matters; X-TRA; Theatre Historiography: Time, Space, Matter; and Theatre and Human Flourishing. She is also an artist and curator; her projects have been supported by the MAP Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Graham Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission.
Carla Neuss is a postdoctoral associate in Religion and Literature at Yale University's Institute of Sacred Music. She earned her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies at UCLA in 2021. Her research traces transnational circulations of medieval biblical drama, exploring questions of social and spiritual transformation through performance during periods of political rupture. Her work has been published in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Exemplaria, and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.