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Magda Romanska

Candidate for Member at Large, 2019-2021


Magda Romanska is an award-winning writer, dramaturg and theater and performance scholar, with over 15 years of publishing, production, and teaching experience in the dramatic arts. She has taught at Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, Cornell University, and Emerson College. She has worked on over 30 theatre and opera productions, and served as the resident dramaturg for the Boston Lyric Opera. Romanska is the author of five critically acclaimed theatre books, including The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor, Reader in Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism, and The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy, a leading handbook of dramaturgy.  She is the sole editor of a ten-volume series on dramaturgy to be released within the next two years from Routledge. In the past, Romanska served on the editorial board of Theater Magazine, the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, Diacritics Review Journal of Criticism and Theory, Journal of Law and Theatre, and Polish Theatre Perspectives Journal. She was also a founding editor of Palimpsest: Yale Literary and Arts Magazine. Currently, Romanska is an Associate Professor of Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy at Emerson College in Boston, MA, and the Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of The TheatreTimes.com, the largest global digital theatre portal. In this capacity, she leads a team of over 140 Regional Managing Editors around the world, covering theatre in over 75 countries. Romanska graduated with honors from Stanford University and earned her Ph.D. from Cornell University‚Äôs Department of Theatre.