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 GLQTheatre JournalTheatre Research InternationalTDR, 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).





Ariel Nereson is Associate Professor of Dance Studies and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Theatre & Dance at University of Buffalo. Dr. Nereson’s research is at the intersection of embodiment, identity, historiography, and cultural production. She uses dramaturgical and choreographic analyses to study movement-based performance as art and culture in order to understand how communities interpret movement as meaning. Her first book Democracy Moving: Bill T. Jones, Contemporary American Performance, and the Racial Past (University of Michigan Press, January 2022) is a history of twenty-first century US American performance that analyzes the choreography of Bill T. Jones as public intellectual labor, Black aesthetic praxis, and historical knowledge. Her essays and reviews can be found in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Studies in Musical Theatre, and American Quarterly, among others. Her essays are also included in the collections Performing the Progressive Era and in The Routledge Companion to Theatre, Performance, and Cognitive Science.



Performance Review Editors

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 JournalPerformance ResearchJDTCModern DramaTheatre SurveyTheatre 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.




Gad Guterman is Associate Professor and Chair at Webster University's Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts. He received the university's William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2020. Guterman is the author of Performance, Identity, and Immigration Law: A Theatre of Undocumentedness. His essays have appeared in Theatre JournalTheatre SurveyContemporary Theatre Review, the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, and in the edited collections American Multicultural IdentityTheatre and Cartographies of Power: Repositioning the Latina/o Americas, and 50 Key Figures in Queer US Theatre. Before joining the Webster faculty, he served as the Education Director for the Off-Broadway Vineyard Theatre. 


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 TextJournal 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.


Online Editor

Tarryn Li-Min Chun is Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. She is author of Revolutionary Stagecraft: Theater, Technology, and Politics in Modern China (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming June 2024) and co-editor with Xiaomei Chen and Siyuan Liu of Rethinking Socialist Theaters of Reform: Performance Practice and Debate in the Mao Era (University of Michigan Press, 2022). Her work has appeared in as Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Prism, Theatre Journal, Theatre SurveyTDR, and Asian Theatre Journal, and several edited volumes. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (USA) and other awards.