Senior Professor of Directing and Playwriting/Theatre and Social Concerns
Artistic Director, New Playwrights Workshop
(PhD, University of Athens)
230 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Geographic focus: Europe and Asia, working among migrant communities in Greece, London, Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain
Thematic interests: Language in space and theatre towards social justice/semiotics and theatre; use of traditional theatre in contemporized physical expressions/theatre as critique of society and cultural schisms/arts across the curricula
Current research: "Migrant Stories from the Point of View of Migrant Children: The Return Cycle"; "Public Education and Culture: Arts across the Curriculum for Understanding Culture and Cultural Diversity"; "Comfort Women and Sex Slaves (The Fall of the Emperor God)"
"Éstasis de dolor: Cristo y protesta en el teatro Filipino" in Colección Teatro Siglo XXI: Teatro, utopía y revolución (Acción teatral de la Valldigna IV), ed. José Monleón and Nel Diago (Universitat de València, 2004).
Tuko! Tuko! The Princess of the Lizard Moon, awarded 2nd prize for original theatrical play in first Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation International Cultural Competition, Athens, Greece, 1998.
Selected artistic projects:
Children of the Migrant Moon Series (ongoing)
Information for Foreigners by Griselda Gambaro, director (The Cabaret of Torture: The Effects of Theatre as Manifesto)
Shadows of the Reef, author/director (Indictment of Forced Child Labor)
Dante's Inferno: The Rings of Hell with Carmen-Helena Téllez