Publications

 

Books:

  • Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor, co-edited with Elizabeth Osborne; Collection of 14 essays featuring works by established and emerging scholars in theatre history including Rosemarie Bank, Jerry Dickey, Elizabeth Reitz-Mullenix, Dorothy Chansky, Jonathan Chambers, and others. Southern Illinois University Press—Theatre of the Americas Series. 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

 

Articles in Refereed Collections:

  • “Audience Appetites: Food, Class, and Consumption in New York City’s Theatres” [co-authored with Amy Hughes] in Food and Theatre on the World Stage, Edited by Dorothy Chansky and Ann Folino White. London and New York: Routledge. 2015. 253-269.

  • “Don’t Quit Your Day Job: Situating Extratheatrical Employment in the Performance Archive.” in Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor. Edited by Elizabeth A. Osborne and Christine Woodworth. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015: 65-77.

  • “The Work of Play in Performance.” [co-authored with Elizabeth A. Osborne] in Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor. Edited by Elizabeth A. Osborne and Christine Woodworth. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. 1-20.

  • “’Playing missionary in Harlem?’: Race, Public Policy, and Birth Control Crusaders in the Harlem Renaissance.” Public Theatres and Theatre Publics, edited by Robert Shimko and Sara Freeman. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2012: 196-206.

  • “Back-Alleys to Basements: Narratives of Class and (Il)legal Abortion on the American Stage”  in “To Have or Have Not”: New Essays on Commerce and Capital in Modernist Theatre, Edited by James Fisher. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Publishers, Inc., 2011: 184-194.

  • “Suzan-Lori Parks and the Traumas of Childhood” Suzan-Lori Parks: Essays on the Plays and Other Works, Edited by Philip C. Kolin. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Publishers, Inc., 2010.

  • “The Abject of My Affection: The Erotics of Stepmotherhood in Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love and the Wooster Group’s To You, The Birdie (Phèdre).” in Essays and Scripts on How Mothers Are Portrayed in the Theater: A Neglected Frontier of Feminist Scholarship. Eds. Beth Osnes and Anna Andes. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.

 

Other Publications:

  • “Holding Open the Door: Alice Childress at the Threshold of American Theatre.” Program note. Trouble in Mind, by Alice Childress. Dir. Preston Lane. The Pyrle Theatre Theatre, Triad Stage, Greensboro, NC, 2-23 Sept, 2012.

  • “Ibsen and the ‘Woman Problem.’” Program note. A Doll House, by Henrik Ibsen. Dir. Preston Lane. The Pyrle Theatre Theatre, Triad Stage, Greensboro, NC, 6 Oct--16 Nov, 2011.

  •  “Evoking a Region: Playwright, Songwriter Draw Record Audiences with Series of Appalachian-Inspired Musicals.” Southern Theatre 52: 4, Fall 2011: 16-18.

 

Performance Reviews:

  • Rev. of Alice Through the Looking-Glass, directed by Jillian Keiley. Stratford Festival,Stratford, ON, October 10, 2014. Texas Theatre Journal, 11:1, 2015: 83-84.

  • Rev. of Spring Training by UNIVERSES, directed by Chay Yew. Playmakers Repertory Theatre, Chapel Hill, NC, April 25, 2013. Texas Theatre Journal, 10:1, 2014:146-148.

  • Rev. of Blasted by Sarah Kane, directed by Brendan Healy. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON, October 1, 2010. Texas Theatre Journal, 7:1, January 2011:69-71.

  • Rev. of Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Preston Lane. Triad Stage, Greensboro, NC, April 4, 2009. Theatre Journal, December 2009: 640-641.

 

Book Reviews:

  • Rev. of Staging Social Justice: Collaborating to Create Activist Theatre. Norma Bowles and Daniel-Raymond Nadon, eds. SIU-Press, 2013 and Performance, Politics and Activism. Peter Lichtenfels and John Rouse, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Journal of Contemporary Drama in English. Forthcoming.

  • Rev. of Blue Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theater. Timothy R. White. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. LABOR: Studies In Working Class History of the Americas. 13.2. 145-147.

  • Rev. of Stage Designers in Early Twentieth Century America: Artists, Activists, Cultural Critics. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. 28.2 (Spring 2014): 101-103.

  • Rev. of The Feminist Spectator in Action: Feminist Criticism for the Stage and Screen. Jill Dolan. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. TLA Broadside. 41:1 (Fall 2013): 20.

  • Rev. of A Good Night Out for the Girls: Popular Feminisms in Contemporary Theatre and Performance. Elaine Aston and Geraldine Harris. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. TLA Broadside. 40:2 (Spring 2013): 17.

  • Rev. of The Vermont Plays. Annie Baker. New York: TCG, 2012. TLA Broadside. 40:1 (Fall 2012): 22.

  • Rev. of Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics. Shannon Jackson. New York: Routledge, 2011. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. 26:2, 248-250.

  • Rev. of Humana Festival 2010: The Complete Plays. Edited by Adrien-Alice Hansel and Amy Wegener. New York: Playscripts, 2011. TLA Broadside. 39:2 (Spring 2012): 21.

  • Rev. of Victorian Pantomime: a Collection of Critical Essays. Edited by Jim Davis. Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 TLA Broadside. 38:4 (Fall 2011): 20.

  • Rev. of American Political Plays Post 9/11. Edited by Allen Havis. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010. TLA Broadside. 38:3 (Summer 2011): 22.

  • Rev. of  Sarah Kane in Context. Edited by Laurens de Vos and Graham Saunders. Manchester: Manchester UO, 2010. TLA Broadside. 38:2 (Spring 2011): 22.

  • Rev. of Making the Scene: A History of Stage Design and Technology in Europe and the United States. Oscar Brockett, Margaret A. Mitchell, and Linda Hardberger. Austin: Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, 2010. TLA Broadside. 38:1 (Fall 2010): 29.

  • Rev. of Plays from the Boom Box Galaxy: Theater from the Hip-Hop Generation. Edited by Kim Euell with Robert Alexander. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2009. TLA Broadside. 37:3 (Summer 2010): 22.

  • Rev. of Mendel's Theatre: Heredity, Eugenics, and Early Twentieth-Century American Drama by Tamsen Wolff. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. TLA Broadside.  37: 2 (Winter /Spring 2010): 18.

  • Rev. of Cool Britannia? British Political Drama in the 1990s. Edited by Rebecca D'Monté and Graham Saunders. Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. TLA Broadside. 37:1 (Fall 2009): 28.

  • Rev. of Contemporary African American Women Playwrights: A Casebook. Edited by Philip C. Kolin. CLA Journal, Vol. 52 Issue 2 (Dec2008): 214-219.

  • Rev. of Performing Communities: Grassroots Ensemble Theaters Deeply Rooted in Eight U.S. Communities, by Robert H. Leonard and Ann Kilkelly, ed. Linda Frye Burnham. Theatre Topics Vol. 18 Issue 1 (March 2008): 91-92.

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