Lindsey Mantoan joined the Linfield faculty in 2017 after having been a lecturer at Stanford University for three years. Her primary research addresses violence, trauma, and joy as seen through and created by performance. In 2019, she won Linfield University’s Faculty Scholar Award, and in 2020, she won the Mid-America Theatre Conference’s Robert A. Shanke Award for Theatre Research for her work on high school musicals on Broadway in the 2010s. She is the author of War as Performance: Conflict in Iraq and Political Theatricality (Palgrave 2018) and co-editor of four books: Troubling Traditions: Canonicity, Theatre, and Performance in the US (Routledge 2022), The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays (Bloomsbury 2021), Vying for the Iron Throne: Essays on Power, Gender, Death, and Performance in HBO’s Game of Thrones (McFarland 2018), and Performance in a Militarized Culture (Routledge 2017). She is an occasional contributor to As a scholar-artist, Lindsey teaches courses on musical theater, theater history, queer theory, contemporary American drama, political and protest performance, and fairy tales; she also directs musicals, plays, and readings, and is an Intimacy Director. At Linfield, she has directed Firebringer, Heathers the Musical, She Kills Monsters, and an original adaptation of Trojan Women.

A.B., Architecture and Urban Planning, Princeton University
M.A., Performance as Public Practice, University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Theatre and Performance Studies, Stanford University

2023: Julie Olds and Thomas Hellie Creative Achievement Award, Linfield University
2020: Robert A. Shanke Award for Theatre Research, Mid-America Theatre Conference
2019: Alan and Pat Kelley Faculty Scholar Award, Linfield University