Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays

The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays (fortchoming), co-edited by Leanna Keyes and Angela Farr Schiller, compiles seven new plays by trans playwrights featuring trans characters. This foundational book traverses a broad landscape of trans performance and represents a variety of performance modes and genres. Themes addressed by these pieces range from gender identity and…

PERFORMANCE IN A MILITARIZED CULTURE

Performance in a Militarized Culture. 2017.  Co-editor with Sara Brady. New York: Routledge. The long cultural moment that arose in the wake of 9/11 and the conflict in the Middle East has fostered a global wave of surveillance and counterinsurgency. Performance in a Militarized Culture explores the ways in which we experience this new status…

WAR AS PERFORMANCE: Conflicts in Iraq and Political Theatricality

War as Performance: Conflict in Iraq and Political Theatricality. 2018. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. This book examines performance in the context of the 2003 Iraq War and subsequent conflicts with Daesh, or the so-called Islamic State. Working within a theater and performance studies lens, it analyzes adaptations of Greek tragedy, documentary theater, political…

Performance Research: On Time

“On Time” (special issue). June 2014. Performance Research 19, 3. Co-editor with Branislav Jakovljevic. Performance can’t escape time-keeping, whether it is a split-second performance, or a durational piece that takes days, weeks, months or even years to complete. At the same time, performance defies limitations by evading the present, documenting the past while leaping into…

Articles and Essays

“‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ is the Rarest of Television Feats.”On CNN.com. 22 May 2020. https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/22/opinions/she-ra-and-the-princesses-of-power-mantoan/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1orUs3r5DZo-YDh0-lBbXzSzPQGUAMJHF_MKG4iPjRPTYtuWHusXd2G44  “The Show Must Go On(line).” On CNN.com. 20 Mar 2020. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/opinions/what-happens-to-performers-during-coronavirus/index.html “Reimagining Early American History: The Casting Practices of Hamilton and OSF’s Oklahoma!” Under submission. “The Political Power of Angry Women,” in Power and Subversion in Game of…

Presentations

2018    Convener, “Protest in the Classroom: Revolutionary Pedagogical Strategies,” ATHE Convener, “Staging Revolutions: Planning and Directing the Mainstage Production Season,” ATHE 2017    Co-Convener with Matthew Moore of working group entitled “Rituals of the Dead: Extraordinary Acts of Embodiment,” ASTR 2016    Roundtable: Performance in a Militarized Culture, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, ATHE 2015    “No…

Reviews

2018    Book review of Renee C. Romano and Clair Bond Potter, eds., Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical is Restaging America’s Past. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Fall. 2016    Performance review, San Francisco Mime Troup’s Freedomland. Theatre Journal, 68.2. 2015    Book review, Sara Brady’s Performance, Politics, and the War on Terror: “Whatever it…