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A Warm Welcome

Monday, March 02, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emily Fairall
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ATHE and the Research and Publication Committee (R&P) would like to extend a warm welcome to the new members of the Theatre Journal and Theatre Topics editorial teams.

The ATHE R&P is pleased to announce that Jennifer Parker-Starbuck has accepted the position of Theatre Journal co-editor. Parker-Starbuck is a Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies in the Department of Drama, Theatre, and Performance at the University of Roehampton. Parker-Starbuck's work has focused upon the historical and theoretical implications of new media/multimedia and its relationship to the body in performance. This work with multimedia has expanded to include work on cyborg performance, trauma and memory in performance, disability in performance, feminism, live art practices, and animality and the non-human. She has studied avant-garde and experimental theatre in both theory and practice and has a degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she attended the Experimental Theatre Wing and the Directing Program. She is also interested in practices and applications of contemporary acting, directing, and theatre-making as well as contemporary American and European performance. She is author of Cyborg Theatre: Corporeal/Technological Intersections in Multimedia Performance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and is currently working on two co-authored publications: Taxonomies: Media x Performance, (Forthcoming, University of Michigan Press, 2014), co-authored with Sarah Bay-Cheng and David Saltz, and Performing Animality, an edited collection in Performance and Animal Studies, co-edited with Lourdes Orozco (Forthcoming, Palgrave, 2014).

Lisa S. Brenner has accepted the position of Theatre Topics co-editor. Brenner is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Drew University. Professor Brenner received her Ph.D. in Theatre from Columbia University where she was nominated for the Baron Dissertation Prize for her study of racial role-play in American performance. She has taught theatre courses at Columbia University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Montclair State University. Upon receiving her BA in Theater (at Barnard College, Columbia University) Lisa worked as an actress and then founded a theatre company entitled The Women’s Ensemble, for which she served as artistic director. In 2007, she co-wrote and assistant directed Katrina: the K Word based on interviews conducted with residents of New Orleans. As a dramaturg, Lisa worked for Vital Theatre in New York, where she also curated two play festivals.

Megan Sanborn Jones has accepted the position of Theatre Topics Book Review Editor. Jones is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Media Arts at Brigham Young University. Jones is the Theatre Arts Studies BA Program coordinator and a Women’s Studies affiliate faculty member. She received her Ph.D. in Theatre Historiography from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her work has been published in Theatre Journal, Theatre History Studies, Theatre Topics, and Ecumenica. Her first book, Performing American Identity in Anti-Mormon Melodrama from Routledge Press won the Mormon History Association Smith-Pettit Best First Book Award (2010). Jones is active in the American Society for Theatre Research, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Mormon History Association, as well as serving on the editorial board of BYU Studies. Jones is also a director/choreographer whose credits at BYU include Crazy For You, Holes, Romeo and Juliet, Arabian Nights, and Henry 5.

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