PhD Dissertations in Progress

Dissertations in Progress

Jeeta Balasundram
Recapturing the Essence of Shakespeare’s Plays through Original Practices: A Case Study on The New Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia and the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia
Chair: Franklin J. Hildy, 2017.

Christina Banalopoulou
Tragedy and Indebtedness in Contemporary Greece: Deleuze, Guattari and Performances of Transnational Power and Resistance Before and After the Referendum of 2015
Chair: James Harding, 2017

Michael Boynton
Performing Nerd: The American Nerd, Popular Culture, and Identity Formation
Chair: Faedra Carpenter, 2017.

Allan Davis
Organizing Whiteness: Racial Formation through Gendered Leisure and Amateur Performance in the Drama League of America
Chair: Esther Kim Lee, 2017

Elisabeth Fallica
Of Flesh and Feathers: A Study of Artistic Labor and the Politics of the Sensuous in New York Neo-Burlesque
Chair: Laurie Frederik, 2017

David Gregory
Transforming Traditions: Musical Theatre and Performance in Spain
Chair: Laurie Frederik, 2017.

Jeff Kaplan
A Show of One's Own: Dorothy Sands and the Rise of Solo Performance in America
Chair: Faedra Carpenter, 2017

Jessica Krenek
“Reblog if you LOVE WRESTLING”: Women, Performance, and Fan Culture”
Chair: Faedra Carpenter, 2017.

Khalid Yaya Long
War, Trauma, and Transnational Feminism: Glenda Dickerson’s Kitchen Prayer Series
Chair: Faedra Carpenter, 2017

Adam Nixon
Performance in Ones and Zeros: No-Budget Cinema in the Digital Era
Chair: Laurie Frederik, 2017

Adam Sheaffer
Making Theatrical Spaces/Places/Traces: The New York Shakespeare Festival, Audience, Space and Publics in Postwar New York City
Chair: Franklin J. Hildy, 2016

LaRonika Marie Thomas
Civic Dramaturgy: Cultural Space, Artistic Labor, and Performances of Urban Planning in 21st Century Chicago
Chair: James Harding, Chair, 2017

Sara Thompson
Shakespeare Companies for the Modern Hipster: Making Shakespeare the New Black
Chair: Esther Kim Lee, 2017

Emily Jane Warheit
Forum Theatre as Theatre for Development in East Africa
Chair: Laurie Frederik, 2016

Matthew Wilson
New title TBA. Previous title: Harlequin Necromancer: How Commedia Dell’arte, Pantomime, and Dr. Faustus Changed the 18th-Century London Stage
Chair: Franklin J. Hildy, Chair, 2017


* Last updated: June 1, 2016