Director: Crystal Manich
Set Designer: John Concklin
Dramaturgy: Magda Romanska
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Romanska has published dozens of articles / essays / book chapters on theatre and performance. Her scholarship in Polish Studies has been recognized with two international awards: the Aquila Polonica Article Prize from the Polish Studies Association, and the Gerald Kahan Scholar’s Prize from the American Society for Theatre Research. Her current research project, The Bionic Body: Technology, Disability and Humanism, draws on interdisciplinary research from cognitive science, art, film and theatre, and investigates how the concept of the 'posthuman' body affects representations of the disabled in modern culture, and how these in turn alter our perceptions of what is and isn’t a ‘human’ —and challenge even the very need for such a category. Her second project, an anthology on Postcolonial Approaches to Central and Eastern European Theatre looks at the relationship between theatre, history and the nation building in Central and Eastern Europe.
In addition to her scholarship and dramaturgy, Romanska is a critically acclaimed experimental playwright. Most recently, her play, Opheliamachine, had its world premiere in Los Angeles. In 2014, Romanska was a Visiting Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, and is 2002, she was a visiting scholar at the Yale School of Drama. In 2014 she chaired the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) conference in Boston. The conference brought together over 160 international dramaturgs, who participated in a total of 21 panels and discussions. Romanska graduated with honors from Stanford University and holds a Ph.D. in Theatre and Film from Cornell University.