Recent Contributors


    Sarah Bay-Cheng is professor of theater and director of graduate studies in theater and performance at the University at Buffalo, where she also serves as the founding director for the Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies. Her publications include Mapping Intermediality in Performance (2010), Poets at Play: An Anthology of Modernist Drama (2010), and Mama Dada: Gertrude Stein’s Avant-Garde Theater (2005), as well as essays on contemporary performance, digital historiography, and avant-garde theater and film. With Martin Harries, she coedits the book series Avant-Gardes in Performance for Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Michael Shane Boyle

    Michael Shane Boyle received his PhD in performance studies at the University of California, Berkeley. With fellowships from the Social Sciences Research Council and the Fulbright, he was a visiting scholar in Berlin during the academic year 2010–2011. His articles on activist performance and contemporary theater have appeared in the Drama Review, the South Atlantic Quarterly, and other publications.

  • Daniel Brunet

    Daniel Brunet is a theater maker and translator. He is the producing artistic director of English Theatre Berlin, and his directorial work has been presented internationally. His translations of German plays have received awards from the PEN Translation Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • CAMP

    Robert Quillen Camp is a playwright and theater artist. He is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and teaches playwriting and theory at Lewis and Clark College. His writing has appeared in Comparative Drama, Conjunctions, Play: A Journal of Plays, and other periodicals. His play Chekhov Lizardbrain, a collaboration with Pig Iron Theatre Company, was recently published by 53rd State Press.

  • Matt Cornish

    Matt Cornish is a DFA candidate at the Yale School of Drama. His articles and translations have appeared in Theater, PAJ, and Theatre Journal.

  • Shonni Enelow

    Shonni Enelow is assistant professor of English at Fordham University. Her scholarship has recently appeared in Theatre Survey. She is currently completing a book on midcentury American realist drama and performance.

  • Anne Erbe

    Anne Erbe is a DFA candidate in the dramaturgy and dramatic criticism program at Yale School of Drama. She is an associate editor of Theater magazine and scholar-in residence at the Foundry Theatre.

  • Bertie Ferdman

    Bertie Ferdman is an Assistant Professor in the department of Speech, Communications & Theatre Arts at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.  She was the initiator and of the two Site-Specific Performance Symposia at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (2006 & 2009) and is currently curating a performance and art festival exchange between Marseille and Brooklyn: brklyn2mars. Her articles and reviews have appeared in PAJ, Theatre Journal, Theater Survey, and Performance Research.

  • Andrew Friedman

    Andrew Friedman is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center, cuny. His reviews and articles have appeared in Theatre Journal, Theater, Western European StagesIbsen News and Comment, and the edited collection Baseball and Social Class (2012).

  • Jacob Gallagher-Ross

    Jacob Gallagher-Ross is assistant professor of theater at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. A contributing editor of Theater, his writing has appeared in TDR, PAJ, TheatreForum, Theater, Canadian Theatre Review, and the Village Voice. He worked for several seasons as a dramaturg at the Stratford Festival. He is at work on a book about American theaters of the everyday, from Thornton Wilder to Nature Theater of Oklahoma.


    Helen Jaksch is an MFA candidate in the dramaturgy and dramatic criticism program at Yale School of Drama and a managing editor at Theater. She has served as theater critic for the NOLA Defender, and her writing has appeared in Theater, the collection Performing Fiction (2010), and in TDR, which awarded her the 2011 Student Essay Contest prize. She also serves as literary manager and resident dramaturg at the St. Francisville Transitory Theatre.

  • Marc Bamuthi Joseph

    Marc Bamuthi Joseph is the artistic director of the seven-part HBO documentary Brave New Voices, and a recipient of the US Artists Rockefeller Fellowship and the 2011 Alpert Award winner in Theatre. He currently serves as director of the Performing Arts at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.

  • Renate Klett

    Renate Klett, a freelance theater and dance critic, lives in Berlin. She contributes regularly to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Die Ziet, Theater heute, and ballet-tanz, among other publications.


    Gavin Kroeber is the founder of the New York–based Studio for Social Production and works with artists and presenting organizations across the visual arts, performing arts, and urban fields to
    conceptualize and realize new art projects. His work focuses on the transformation of institutional and disciplinary forms and emphasizes performative, event-based, social, and site-specific ractices. Kroeber is additionally cofounder of the event-based curatorial platform Experience Economies and was producer at Creative Time from 2005 until 2010.

  • Douglas Langworthy

    Douglas Langworthy is currently the literary manager and dramaturg at the Denver Center Theatre Company. His translations from the German include works by Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist, Frank Wedekind, Hans Henny Jahnn, and Bertolt Brecht. His translation of Goethe’s Faust was produced in New York by Target Margin Theater.

  • Ethan Lipton

    Ethan Lipton is a playwright whose play Luther premiered at here Arts Center in Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks 2012. His works include the Obie Award–winning musical No Place to Go, which premiered at Joe’s Pub, and the play Red-Handed Otter, which opened at the Cherry Lane.

  • Kirk Lynn

    Kirk Lynn is a founder and one of six coproducing artistic directors for Rude Mechs in Austin, Texas, a lecturer in playwriting at the University of Texas, and the 2011 us Artists Jeanne and Michael Klein Fellow, Theater Arts.

  • Caden Manson

    Caden Manson is a co-founder of Big Art Group. He has co-created, directed, and designed video and sets for eleven Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria and Germany, performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore, and Vietnam, and taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, and Montreal. Big Art Group has performed at the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, P.S. 122, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. He is a recipient of a 2001 Foundation for Contemporary Arts fellowship, was named a 2002 Pew Fellow and received a 2009 fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

  • Kee-Yoon Nahm

    Kee-Yoon Nahm is a DFA candidate in the dramaturgy and dramatic criticism program at the Yale School of Drama. His writings have appeared in Theatre Journal, Polish Theatre Perspectives, and Modern Western Theater Directors, vol. 2. He is also a correspondent for the webzine Arts Council Korea.

  • Aya Ogawa

    Aya Ogawa is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, and translator. She has been commissioned to translate numerous Japanese plays into English, including works by Pappa Tarahumara’s artistic director Hiroshi Koike, Yoji Sakate of Rinkogun Theater Company, Keralino Sandorovich, and Shoji Kokami. She maintains an ongoing collaboration with playwright/director Toshiki Okada and has translated nine of his plays to date. Her original work as playwright and director includes A Girl of 16 and oph3lia, and has been produced by HERE Arts Center, the Foundry Theatre, and
    CUNY’s Prelude Festival.

  • Toshiki Okada

    Toshiki Okada was born in Yokohama in 1973 and formed the theater company chelfitsch in 1997. Since then he has written and directed all of the company’s work, including Five Days in March (received the 2005 Kunio Kishida Drama Award); Enjoy (commissioned and produced by the New National Theatre in Toyko); Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech; The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise; and Current Location. His work has been presented in Asia, Europe, and the United States, at venues including Nam June Paik Art Center (Seoul), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), National Museum of Art (Osaka), and Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) and in festivals such as Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Festival d’Automne (Paris), KunstenFestivaldesArts (Brussels), and Under the Radar (Los Angeles and New York). His latest play, Zero Cost House, was created in collaboration with the Philadelphia-based Pig Iron Theatre Company and featured in the 2012 Philly Live Arts Festival and the 2013 New York Under the Radar Festival.

  • Gloria Pasterino

    Gloria Pasterino is associate professor of Italian and French at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her publications include articles and translations for American productions of plays by Dario Fo, Luigi Pirandello, Mariangela Gualtieri, Romeo Castellucci, Lella Costa, and Juan Mayorga.

  • Ken Reynolds

    Ken Reynolds is a photographer whose work since the 1990s focuses on theater productions primarily from Russia and Eastern Europe. His photos have been featured in publications and exhibitions around the world.

  • Alexandra Ripp

    Alexandra Ripp is a DFA candidate in the dramaturgy and dramatic criticism department at Yale School of Drama.

  • Jessica Rizzo

    Jessica Rizzo is a DFA candidate in the dramaturgy and dramatic criticism program at the Yale School of Drama.

  • Tom Sellar

    Tom Sellar is editor of Theater and associate professor of dramaturgy and dramatic criticism at the Yale School of Drama. His criticism and reporting have appeared in national publications including the New York Times, American Theatre, and the International Herald Tribune, and he is a frequent contributor to the Village Voice.

  • Alexis Soloski

    Alexis Soloski holds a postdoctoral lectureship in the core curriculum at Columbia University. A senior writer at the Village Voice, she contributes frequently to the New York Times and the Guardian. Recent and forthcoming articles and reviews include contributions to Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, and New Books 19.

  • Lotte van den Berg

    Lotte van den Berg is the artistic director of OMSK, founded in 2009, and the former resident director at Toneelhuis in Antwerp, where she worked from 2005-2009. She studied Theatre Studies and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and Theatre Direction at the Amsterdam School of the Arts. Her latest piece, Agoraphobia, is touring in five different languages across Europe in the summer of 2013.


    Isaiah Matthew Wooden is a writer, performance maker, and PhD candidate in theater and performance studies at Stanford University. He was born and raised in the great city of Baltimore, Maryland.