Susan Bennett is professor of English and associate dean (development and research) in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Calgary. She is the author of Performing Nostalgia: Shifting Shakespeare and the Contemporary Past and Theatre Audiences: A Theory of Production and Reception. She also serves on the editorial board of Theatre Journal. Recent work includes a critical reading of the assumptions and practices of theatre history, focusing on the performance milieu outside London in the seventeenth century and how performance can inform editorial practices and other kinds of text-based analysis.
Jane Barnette, resident dramaturg of the Department of Theatre, Performance Studies, and Dance at Kennesaw State University, is a theatre historian who does archival research on train culture and American pageantry. She serves as the regional vice president of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America (LMDA) and has been published in Theatre Symposium, Theatre Journal, and Text & Performance Quarterly.
Becky Becker, associate professor of theatre and head of the BA program, teaches courses in theatre history, script analysis, playwriting, and devising performance at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Her directing credits include The Conduct of Life, Once on This Island, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Laramie Project, Cloud Nine, and Eurydice. She has also conceived and directed several oral history performances, including Westville: Collected Lives, describing the founding of a historic 1850s village in Georgia, and Bibb City: Collected Lives from a Mill Town, chronicling mill life on the Chattahoochee River. Becky's [End Page 123] published work may be found in Theatre Journal, Feminist Teacher, and Theatre Symposium.
Lisa Bernd teaches dramatic literature, theory, and criticism at Cleveland State University in Ohio. After receiving her PhD in theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she held a research fellowship at the University of Warsaw in Poland and taught at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She has published articles and reviews in Theatre Journal, Text and Presentation, and The Baylor Journal of Theatre. Her research interests include the representation of national and ethnic identity, feminist theory and pedagogy, and the history of popular entertainment in the twentieth century. She is especially interested in the relationship between the theatre and communal identity. She studies and writes about Polish national theatre, Native American theatre, theatre about the Holocaust, and the representation of American nationalism in Wild West shows.
Evan Bridenstine is asociate professor of theatre at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he has taught since 2001. He holds an MA from Kent State University, an MFA in playwriting from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from the Ohio State University.
Michael Jaros is assistant professor of English at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. He received his PhD in drama and theatre from the University of California, San Diego, in June 2008, where he worked as a dramaturg in the professional theatre training program as well as at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. His research focuses on twentieth-century Irish culture in performance; he has authored several articles on the subject. He also holds an MPhil from Trinity College, Dublin, in Irish theatre and film and an MA in theatre history from the University of Texas at Austin.
Robert I. Lublin is chair of the Department of Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. His forthcoming book is Costuming the Shakespearean Stage: Visual Codes of Representation in Early Modern Theatre and Culture. He is also coediting a collection of essays on modern adaptations and appropriations of Shakespeare to be published by Palgrave.
Paulette Marty received her MA in Renaissance drama from the University of Warwick in the UK and her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches theatre history and play analysis at Appalachian [End Page 124] State University where she also serves as the faculty coordinator of general education.
Natalie Tenner is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland where she studies Elizabethan-style productions of Shakespeare in nineteenth-century Germany and England. She received her MA in English from the University of Warwick. She is the resident dramaturg for Odd Act Theatre Group and has acted as dramaturg for productions at the University of Maryland...