Nelson Barre is a PhD candidate at the National University of Ireland, Galway where his current research focuses on contemporary Irish theater, memory, and performance. Some of his other work appears in New Hibernia Review and the Irish University Review. Nelson has also presented on topics ranging from politics in contemporary American musicals to ritual in the plays of Enda Walsh.
Robert Quillen Camp is a doctoral candidate in Theater Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His forthcoming dissertation examines the intersection between fin-de-siècle mysticism and the origins of European experimental theater. His plays and performance pieces include Pay Up and the Obie-award winning Chekhov Lizardbrain, both written in collaboration with Pig Iron Theatre Company. His most recent play, All Hands, a collaboration with Hoi Polloi Theater Company, premiered at NYC’s Incubator Arts in 2012. His plays and performance works have been produced at venues including the Public Theater Under The Radar Festival, the Ohio Theater, the Ontological-Hysteric, The Empty Space, Prelude Festival, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and HERE. His plays have been published in several literary journals including Conjunctions, Chain, and Play A Journal of Plays. He was a Lucille Lortel Playwriting Fellow at Brown University, where he received his MFA.
Jennifer Flaherty received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina, and she is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Georgia College and State University. Her research emphasizes Shakespeare and Shakespearean adaptation, and her work has been published in the journals Theatre Symposium, Topic, the Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama, and the book The Horse as Cultural Icon.
Daniel Homan received his MFA in Creative Writing from Texas State University, where he studied with one of his favorite novelists, Tim O’Brien. His short stories have appeared in Crab Creek Review, Fail Better, and Word Riot, and he has just finished his first novel. Currently he writes for several video game companies. [End Page 187]
Sidney Homan is Professor of English at the University of Florida and Visiting Professor at Jilin University in the People’s Republic of China. An actor and director in commercial and university theatres, he is the author of some ten books on Shakespeare and the modern theater. His A Fish in the Moonlight: Growing Up in the Bone Marrow Unit (Purdue University Press, 2008) combines stories of his youth in South Philly with his experience as Artist-in-Residence telling those stories to children on the bone marrow unit of his university’s hospital. He is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. With his son Daniel, he has completed a novel about a German resistance group that attempts to overthrow Hitler with a theatrical trick.
James Penner is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. His work has been published in Ecumenica, Theatre Survey, TDR, Theatre Journal, and Women’s Studies. His first book, Pinks, Pansies, and Punks: The Rhetoric of Masculinity in American Literary Culture, was published by Indiana University Press in 2011. He is also the editor of Timothy Leary: The Harvard Years (Park Street Press / Simon and Schuster, 2014).
Tatyana Prokhorova is a Professor who teaches Russian literature in the Methods of Teaching Department at the Institute of Philology and Arts, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia. A Lecturer in Contemporary Russian Literature for students of Russian Studies, she is the author of two monographs (in Russian), Ludmila Petrushevskaya’s Prose as an Artistic System and The Artistic World of Ludmila Petrushevskaya, and over 100 essays on contemporary Russian literature and drama.
Brian Rhinehart is the recipient of a 2012–2013 Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research and develop a co-production in Braunschweig, Germany. He has worked as a freelance theater director in Florida and New York for the last seventeen years. In the summer he works with the company Forum for Arts and Culture on their annual production in Heersum, Germany, titled Heersumer Sommerspiele. He is also a critically acclaimed actor (The New York Times, Show Business Weekly) who has performed in over fifty productions in New York City, Germany, and Florida. The plays he...