MemberJacqueline Taucar

Jacqueline is a recent Ph.D. graduate from the University of Toronto, Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies.  Her dissertation entitled “Acting Out(side) the Multicultural Script in Ethno-cultural Festivals” documents and analyses performances at three of Toronto’s popular ethnocultural festivals, which include the Toronto International Festival Caravan, Toronto Caribbean Carnival, and Krinos Taste of the Danforth. In addition, she produces carnival costumes with TruDynasty Carnival Inc. and Saldenah Carnival mas camps.

MemberPatrick Finn

I work in a variety of areas related to human performance. My work focuses on the intersection of performance and technology, where “technology” is any form or process that we use to express ourselves. Thus, technology could be anything from the use of story to share information, the application of vocal training to better communicate, or the development of complex computer programs in order to engage the world. Specialties: Performance, Research Methods, Teaching, Drama, Theatre, English Literature, Music, Internet, Web, Culture, Social Media, Information Technology, Culture, Literature, Writing.


…sium 4: Theatrical Spaces and Dramatic Places (University of Alabama Press, 1996): 39-50.

“The Aristotelian Theatrical Paradigm as Cultural-Historical Construct,” Theatre Research International 22, Supplemental Issue (1997): 38-47.

“Industry or Mere Accident: The Making of a Theatrical Event,” Journal of Theatre and Drama 3 (1997): 103-13.

“The Ritual and Performative Basis of Greek Combat Sport and Hoplite Battle,” Theatre Annual 50 (1997): 72-78.

“The Field of Medieval Theatre,” Humanitas Taiwanica 62 (2005):71-97.

“Richard Hooker on the Eucharist: A Commentary on the Laws V.67,” Anglica…

MemberEmer McHugh

I graduated with my PhD at the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway in 2019, where I also teach. My dissertation, ‘Shakespeare, Gender, and Contemporary Ireland: Performing and Recreating National Identities’ (fully funded by the Irish Research Council), looks at contemporary Shakespeare performance by Irish practitioners inside and outside of Ireland, exploring their engagement with gender, queerness, and feminisms, and exploring this in tandem with its contested relationship with issues of Irish national identity. Case studies include Druid Theatre’s Henriad adaptation DruidShakespeare (2015), Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of The Taming of the Shrew (2016), the Abbey Theatre’s production of Twelfh Night (2014), and the Almeida/Harold Pinter Theatre production of Hamlet (2017). I am currently expanding this into my first monograph, Irish Shakespeares: Performing Gender and Sexuality From The Twentieth Century To The Present. My research interests include: early modern performance studies; Shakespeare and Ireland; theatre and celebrity culture; theatre history and historiography; audience and reception studies; contemporary Irish and British performance; and queer and feminist theory and performance. I am currently writing and developing articles and book chapters on Irish Shakespeares; Shakespeare on film and celebrity culture; and the terminologies of early modern performance studies. From 2015-2018, I served on the steering committee of the Society for Theatre Research’s New Researchers’ Network. I also co-hosted the podcast Feminist Theatre Squadron, and have contributed my work to Women Are BoringShakespeare in Ireland, and Reviewing Shakespeare. I also teach undergraduates in Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway, and have also taught in the Discipline of English at NUIG and in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin. I also teach in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. I specialise in and have taught classes on theatre histories and historiographies; global Shakespeares; the history and practice of performing Shakespeare; film and Shakespeare; revenge tragedies; approaches to staging classical text; modern Irish theatre; and comedy in performance. (And, of course, I am always open to specialising in other areas too.)

MemberSwati Arora

My work exists at the intersections of theatre and performance, transnational gender politics, decolonial pedagogies, comparative urbanism, visual cultures and performance histories of the Global South. Supported by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, I am working on a monograph on urban performance cultures in contemporary Delhi. I am a co-convener of Performance in Public Spaces working group of IFTR and a Fellow of the International Association of Theatre Critics. I also serve on the Glynne Wickham Scholarship Subcommittee of the Standing Conference of the University Drama Departments, UK.