Member News — Spring 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
Posted by: Mei Li Brown
Debra Caplan's book, Yiddish Empire: The Vilna Troupe, Jewish Theater, and the Art of Itinerancy, was published by the University of Michigan Press in July. Yiddish Empire traces the history of the Vilna Troupe, the Yiddish theater company that first introduced the world to The Dybbuk, and its travels across the globe. Caplan is assistant professor of theater at Baruch College, City University of New York.
Odai Johnson (University of Washington) would like to announce that his new book, London in a Box, Being the Life and Times of David Douglass and the founding of the American Theatre, was released by University of Iowa press this past fall (2017). Additionally, his major study on classical theatre, Ruins: Classical Theatre and Broken Memory (University of Michigan, 2018) was many years in the making, will be released this summer. More information on Ruins can be found here: https://www.press.umich.edu/9751073/ruins. In Fall 2017, Odai had the honor of being awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Utah.
Carol Martin (New York University) guest edited a special issue of TDR entitled "Reclaiming the Real." In July 2017, she gave a keynote, "The Real and Its Outliers" in Hong Kong at the first conference devoted to documentary theatre in Asia. The conference was sponsored by Pants Theatre Company, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Yana Meerzon (University of Ottowa) would like to announce a special issue of the journal Recherches sémiotiques/ Semiotic Inquiry (Vol. 35 nos 2-3/ Vol. 36 nos 1-2) entitled Sémiotique du son au théâtre/Semiotics of Sound in theatre. This bilingual publication (English/French). It features 20 scholarly articles that collectively look into the methodologies of analyzing sound in contemporary performance.