With special guest Henry Bial of KU, the co-hosts talk about Theatre Studies vs. Performance Studies in 2016, the ramifications of the Presidential Election for the profession, and the statistical tools administrators use to gauge academic output.
Links to some of the things mentioned in this edition:
- University of Chicago launches an interdisciplinary PhD in Theater and Performance Studies.
- Tarell Alvin McCraney is named as the next chair of playwriting at the Yale School of Drama.
- Performance as buzzword, theatrical metaphor, and "macho cult" in a Guardian critique of England's TEF productivity scheme.