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This is my book.

I write about media and performance.

I'm currently at work on a second book, tentatively titled Fake People, that considers digital performances of approximation, verisimilitude, and dissembling through a theatrical lens.  I shared early content from this project at Interpolations 1, a new symposium on computation and the performing arts at the University of Toronto in October 2023.

I'm also working on a project about Brecht and self-driving cars, with my colleague Mark Shepard at the University at Buffalo.  It's called Autonomous.

Here's some more about that book, and some other things I've written:

Playing Real: Mimesis, Media, and Mischief  (Northwestern UP, 2021)
Finalist, ATHE Outstanding Book Award, 2022

Reviews of Playing Real:

Theatre Survey (September 2021)
Theatre Journal (March 2022)
TDR (March 2022)
Modern Drama (June 2022)
Theatre Topics (July 2022)

Forthcoming:  "Consent Pedagogies," in the online section of "Abolition and Performance," a special issue of Theatre Journal, ed. Ariel Nereson and Tarryn Chun.

‘We are not making a movie’: Constituting Theatre in Live Broadcast.” Theatre Topics, 29:1, pp. 15-27, March, 2019.  Winner, ATHE Outstanding Article Award, summer 2020.

“The Infinite Wrench.”  International Yearbook of Futurism Studies, ed. Dalila Colucci,Gunter Berghaus, and Tim Klahn, vol 13 2023.

“A Postdigital Response: User Experience Design and Mixed Reality Performance,” co-authored with Dr. Steve Luber. In Experiential Theatres: Praxis-Based Approaches to Training 21st Century Theatre Artists,  ed. William W. Lewis and Sean Bartley. Routledge, 2022.  105-112

“Live-streaming and the Perils of Proximity.” Re-territorializing Digital Performance from South to North, a special issue of International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, ed. Sonali Pahwa and William Lewis, 15:3, pp. 283-294, November, 2019


“Digital theatricality: flickering documents in unsteady archives.” Amodern.  Special Issue:  Ephemera and Ephemerality:  Media, Archive, Performance.  ed. Priti Joshi and Susan Zieger. October 2017.

“Integrating Realities in Immersive Gaming.” Reframing Immersive Theatre: The Politics and Pragmatics of Participatory Performance. Ed. James Frieze, Palgrave, 2016.

“This is not a threat:  Conspiracy For Good.”  International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. Special Issue:  Surveillance Technologies in Performance, ed. Elise Morrison. 11:2, November, 2015.

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