Vol. 30 No. 2

Performance and Politics

Donatella Galella, Editor Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left By Malik Gaines Reviewed by Kristin Moriah The Contemporary American Monologue: Performance and Politics By Eddie Paterson Reviewed by Kevin T. Browne Immersions in Cultural Difference: Tourism, War, Performance By Natalie Alvarez Reviewed by Eero Laine Samuel Beckett’s Theatre in America: The Legacy of […]

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#HEWILLNOTDIVIDEUS: Weaponizing Performance of Identity from the Digital to the Physical

by Ellen Gillooly-Kress The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 30, Number 2 (Spring 2018) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2018 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Introduction A quiet, yet hopeful group of young people gathered in front of the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens on January 22, 2017. They heard rumors that […]

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Dropping the Needle on the Record: Intermedial Contingency and Spalding Gray’s Early Talk Performances

by Ira S. Murfin The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 30, Number 2 (Spring 2018) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2018 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Spalding Gray’s autobiographical monologues exemplified the affective immediacy of virtuosic first-person storytelling during the 1980s and 1990s, and helped establish a distinct theatrical genre of autobiographical performance. Even though […]

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Ecologies of Media, Ecologies of Mind: Embodying Authorship Through Mediaturgy

by Christophe Collard The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 30, Number 2 (Spring 2018) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2018 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Weary of endlessly scavenging for funding, would-be independent filmmaker John Jesurun decided one day in the early 1980s to make films without using a camera and “Let the audience be […]

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Kaldor and Dorsen’s “desktop performances” and the (Live) Coauthorship Paradox

by Claire Swyzen The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 30, Number 2 (Spring 2018) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2018 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center “In this software universe, existence finds itself limited to the pulse of the cursor.” — Maïa Bouteillet, Libération[1] In 1991, Brenda Laurel suggested that we see “Computers as Theatre,” prompting […]

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Introduction: Mediations of Authorship in American Postdramatic Mediaturgies

by Johan Callens The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 30, Number 2 (Spring 2018) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2018 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center For a good understanding, the Spring 2018 American Theatre and Drama Society issue of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre is best considered as an initiative that follows up […]

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