Current Projects

Applied Theatre and Intercultural Play: Ludic Encounters with Otherness
(A book about culturally diverse groups who come together in theatre-making contexts)

“Performing Protest and Protesting Performance”
(An historical essay about a 1980 production of Waiting for Godot from Cape Town that some anti-apartheid activists hailed as a denunciation of the South African regime and others protested as a piece of pro-apartheid propaganda)

forthcoming publications

"How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes: Maximizing Participation and Managing Risk in the Work of Sojourn Theatre." Contemporary Theatre Review.  Forthcoming (2019).
(An essay about the audience engagement strategies of Sojourn Theatre’s interactive show, How to End Poverty)

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Toward a Dramaturgy of Divergence: Remembering 9/11, Fostering Dialogue, and Embracing Dissent” (co-authored with Michael Mellas).  Theatre Topics 26, no. 3 (Fall 2016).

Beating the Daf and Darbuka: Testing the Boundaries of Ethnicity, Evoking a National Imaginary, and Dancing a Contemporary Iraqi Identity.The Drama Review 60, no. 1 (Spring 2016).

Rechoreographing Intercultural Encounters: The Power and Limits of Dramatic Play in Segregated Communities.Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance 21, no. 2 (Spring 2016).

Replacing the Sofa with the Spotlight: Interrogating the Therapeutic Value of Personal Testimony within Community-Based Theatre.Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance 17, no. 3 (2012).

Book Chapters

Bursting the Bubble of Play: Making Space for Intercultural Dialogue.Magnet Theatre: Three Decades of Making Space, eds Megan Lewis and Anton Krueger.  Intellect Books, 2016.

Book Reviews

Review of Shulamith Lev-Aladgem, Theatre in Co-Communities: Articulating Power, in Theatre Topics 24, no. 1 (March 2014).

Review of Dani Snyder-Young, Theatre of Good Intentions: Challenges and Hopes for Theatre and Social Change, in Research in Drama Education 19, no. 2 (April 2014).