Outgoing Editor

Jen Parker-Starbuck is Professor of Theatre and Performance and Head of the Department of Drama at University of Roehampton, London. Her research has focused extensively on multimedia and its relationship to physical bodies in performance. Recent work considers questions of animality and the non-human in performance practices.

 

 

 

 

Editor

E.J. Westlake is Professor of Theatre in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Our Land is Made of Courage and Glory: Nationalist Performance in Nicaragua and GuatemalaWorld Theatre: The Basics, and co-editor of Political Performances: Theory and Practice. She is working on a book-length study and new translation of El Güegüence, the national dance drama of Nicaragua, due out on Southern Illinois University Press in 2020. Westlake’s articles have appeared in Theatre AnnualLatin American Theatre ReviewTDR, and Youth Theatre Journal, on everything from theatre history pedagogy to the performance of the self on Facebook.

 

Co-Editor 

Sean Metzger is Professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television and the president of Performance Studies international. 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).

 

Performance Review Editor

Patrick Maley is Associate Professor of English at Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ, where he teaches a wide variety of courses on topics including drama, theory, Shakespeare, the Bible, Classics, and religion. He is the author of After August: Blues, August Wilson, and American Drama (University of Virginia Press, 2019). He is an active theatre critic in New York and New Jersey, contributing regularly to The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper.

 

 

 

Book Review Editor

Jason Fitzgerald is a 2018-2020 Dietrich Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches in the Theatre Arts department. He is currently writing a book about the humanist foundations of radical theatre in the U.S. 1960s, and he also studies representations of global warming onstage and off. His essay “Ratifying the Myth of Eden: The Open Theater’s Critique of Humanism” has been published in Modern Drama, and he has published a wide range of performance reviews and book reviews in both trade and academic publications. His teaching specialties include American drama, the avant-garde, political theory, and post-1945 U.S. culture.

 

 

Online Editor

Margherita Laera Margherita Laera is a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Her research focuses on adaptation and translation for the stage, contemporary European theatre and theatre criticism. Margherita is also a theatre translator and a freelance journalist. She is the author of Reaching Athens: Community, Democracy and Other Mythologies in Adaptations of Greek Tragedy (Peter Lang, 2013) and Theatre & Translation (Red Globe Press, 2019), and the editor of Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat (Bloomsbury, 2014).