E.J. Westlake is Professor of Theatre in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Our Land is Made of Courage and Glory: Nationalist Performance in Nicaragua and Guatemala, World Theatre: The Basics, and co-editor of Political Performances: Theory and Practice. She is working on a book-length study and new translation of El Güegüence, the national dance drama of Nicaragua, due out on Southern Illinois University Press in 2020. Westlake’s articles have appeared in Theatre Annual, Latin American Theatre Review, TDR, and Youth Theatre Journal, on everything from theatre history pedagogy to the performance of the self on Facebook.
Sean Metzger is Professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television and the president of Performance Studies international. He works at the intersections of several fields: visual culture (art, fashion, film, theatre) as well as Asian American, Caribbean, Chinese, film, performance and sexuality studies. Metzger has worked extensively to increase collaboration among thinkers and artists from different disciplines. He is the author of Chinese Looks: Fashion, Performance, Race (Indiana University Press, 2014) and The Chinese Atlantic: Seascapes and the Theatricality of Globalization (Indiana University Press, 2020).
Performance Review Editor
Patrick Maley is Associate Professor of English at Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ, where he teaches a wide variety of courses on topics including drama, theory, Shakespeare, the Bible, Classics, and religion. He is the author of After August: Blues, August Wilson, and American Drama (University of Virginia Press, 2019). He is an active theatre critic in New York and New Jersey, contributing regularly to The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper.
Book Review Editor
Jason Fitzgerald is a 2018-2020 Dietrich Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches in the Theatre Arts department. He is currently writing a book about the humanist foundations of radical theatre in the U.S. 1960s, and he also studies representations of global warming onstage and off. His essay “Ratifying the Myth of Eden: The Open Theater’s Critique of Humanism” has been published in Modern Drama, and he has published a wide range of performance reviews and book reviews in both trade and academic publications. His teaching specialties include American drama, the avant-garde, political theory, and post-1945 U.S. culture.
Carla Neuss is a postdoctoral associate in Religion and Literature at Yale Divinity School. She earned her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies at UCLA in 2021. Her research traces transnational circulations of medieval biblical drama, exploring questions of social and spiritual transformation through performance during periods of political rupture. Her work has been published in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Exemplaria, and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.