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  • Contributors

DEANNA TOTEN BEARD is the associate chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at Baylor University, where she also serves as the graduate program director. Dr. Toten Beard holds an M.F.A. in dramaturgy from Stony Brook University and a Ph.D. in theatre history from Indiana University. She is the author of Sheldon Cheney’s Theatre Arts Magazine: Promoting a Modern American Theatre, 1916–1921. Dr. Toten Beard is also the editor of the Texas Theatre Journal.

CHRYSTYNA DAIL is an assistant professor of theatre history in the Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College. Her research interests include U.S. social activist theatre and performance, the intersections of race and politics in performance during the Cold War, labor theatre, twentieth-century Ukrainian theatre, and witchcraft on the American stage. She has presented her research at the meetings of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the American Society for Theatre Research, the Society for Terrorism Research, the International Federation for Theatre Research, the Mid American Theatre Conference, and the American Literature Association, and has published in the Journal of American Drama and Theatre as well as Performing Arts Resources. She is completing work on a book about Stage For Action.

TANYA DEAN is a D.F.A. candidate in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism at the Yale School of Drama, where she also received her M.F.A. Her current research focuses on fairy tales and folklore in European theater. Her recent publications include contributions to edited collections such as The Rout-ledge Companion to Dramaturgy, Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland, That Was Us: Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance, [End Page 307] and Interactions: Dublin Theatre Festival 1957–2007; and to journals such as Irish Theatre International, Theater, and Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. Her production work as dramaturg includes The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Then This Theatre Company, Dublin) and The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (Long Wharf Theatre, Connecticut), and she served as artistic director for the 2012 Yale Summer Cabaret.

KRISTI GOOD is an adjunct professor of dramaturgy and script analysis at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. Her research interests include the work of Irish playwright Sebastian Barry, cognitive science and performance, and global theatre of trauma and human rights. She is an active member of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, the Mid-America Theatre Conference’s Playwrighting Symposium, and the American Conference for Irish Studies.

ANSELM HEINRICH is a lecturer and the head of Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of Entertainment, Education, Propaganda: Regional Theatre in Germany and Britain between 1918 and 1945, and Theater in der Region: Westfalen und Yorkshire 1918 bis 1945, and he has coedited a collection of essays titled Ruskin, the Theatre, and Victorian Visual Culture with Kate Newey and Jeffrey Richards. His next project is a book-length study on theatre in Europe under Nazi occupation during World War II. Other research interests include contemporary German theatre and performance, dramaturgy, and cultural policy.

BETHANY D. HOLMSTROM is an assistant professor of English at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York. She received her Ph.D. in theatre from CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation, “Producing Memories: Staging the Civil War in US Culture, 1867–1908,” examines the competing narratives of Civil War memories on stage, considering how race, ethnicity, gender, and history were performed. She has begun research for a second project on contemporary war reenactments, exploring the intersections of commercialism, tourism, and education in these performances. Her work has been published in Youth Theatre Journal, Journal of American Drama and Theatre, and Theatre Journal.

LISA JACKSON-SCHEBETTA is an assistant professor in the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh, where she both teaches in and directs the Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. programs. Her research focuses on theatre [End Page 308] and performance in the Americas and Spain, formations of ethical and global citizenship, and community-academic partnerships. She earned her M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006 and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2010. She has previously published in...


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