© 2018

Theatre, Performance and Change

  • Stephani Etheridge Woodson
  • Tamara Underiner


  • Draws together experts from a wide array of disciplines - from theatre history to youth arts - in one dynamic volume

  • Explores the multi-faceted relationship between theatre and performance and the concept of change

  • Comprises thirty-five essays approaching the subject from different perspectives


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lv
  2. Stephani Etheridge Woodson, Tamara Underiner
    Pages 1-8
  3. David Calder
    Pages 31-37
  4. Jan Cohen-Cruz
    Pages 47-55
  5. Linda Essig
    Pages 67-70
  6. Nadine George-Graves
    Pages 99-109
  7. Jamie Haft
    Pages 111-121
  8. Elizabeth Johnson
    Pages 155-163
  9. Daniel A. Kelin II
    Pages 165-171
  10. Michal Kobialka
    Pages 173-181

About this book


This book works to 'make change strange' from and for the field of theatre and performance studies. Growing from the idea that change is an under-interrogated category that over-determines theatre and performance as an artistic, social, educational, and material practice, the scholars and practitioners gathered here (including specialists in theatre history and literature, educational theatre, youth arts, arts policy, socially invested theatre, and activist performance) take up the question of change in thirty-five short essays. For anyone who has wondered about the relationships between theatre, performance and change itself, this book is an essential conversation starter.


Theatre Performance Theories of change Social change Theatre practitioners

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephani Etheridge Woodson
    • 1
  • Tamara Underiner
    • 2
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

About the editors

Stephani Etheridge Woodson is Professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University, USA, where she directs the Theatre for Youth MFA and PhD programs as well as the Herberger Design and Arts Corp. She is the author of Theatre for Youth Third Space: Performance, Democracy and Community Cultural Development (2015).

Tamara L. Underiner is Associate Dean for Research at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, USA, Director of the doctoral program in Theatre and Performance of the Americas, and Co-Director of the University’s Creative Health Collaborations initiative.

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