Books

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…

Journals

“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

“Wanheda, Commander of Death, Healer: Hybrid Female Identities in the Post-Apocalyptic Wars of The 100.” In Essays on Female Characters in the Science Fiction Frontier. 2019. Edited by Melanie A. Marotta. North Carolina: McFarland. “No Easy Mission: bin Laden, Exceptionalism, and Performing Gendered Heroism in a Post-Heroic Age.” 2017. Performance in a Militarized Culture.  Edited…

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

Performance review, San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Freedomland. May 2016. In Theatre Journal, 68, 2:275-277. Book review, Sara Brady’s Performance, Politics, and the War on Terror: “Whatever it Takes.” Winter 2015. In TDR: The Drama Review, T224. Book review, Jenny Spencer, ed., Political and Protest Performance after 9/11: Patriotic Dissent. 2014. Theatre Topics 24, 2:159-160. “More…