Performance provides a vital opportunity for us to create new communities, reconsider our assumptions, and celebrate that which makes us human: our drive to know ourselves and create a more just world.


Lindsey Mantoan joined the Linfield faculty in 2017 after having been a lecturer at Stanford University for three years. Her primary research addresses the intersections among war, militarization, and performance, and she is the author of War as Performance: Conflict in Iraq and Political Theatricality (Palgrave 2018) and co-editor with Sara Brady of 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 teaches courses in theater history and theory, contemporary American drama, musical theater, the theater industry, and political and protest performance.