Dr. Aniko Szucs has just completed her appointment as a Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer in the program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Yale University and in August she is to become a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Theater Department of Skidmore College. As a performance studies scholar, her research interests include Central and East European political theatre, protest movements and performances, and both genealogy and critique of state surveillance. Her book research project, tentatively titled Acts of Radical Care: Protesting the Illiberal State in Hungary,centers on contemporary political movements and performances of resistance. Dr. Szucs holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Performance Studies of New York University, and an M.F.A. from the University of Theater and Film of Budapest, Hungary. She has worked extensively as a theater dramaturg both in the US and in Hungary.
Dominika Laster is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of New Mexico. She holds a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University (2010). She is the Books Section Editor of TDR: The Drama Review (TDR) and Co-Editor of European Stages.
From 2013-2015, Dr. Laster served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer in the Theater Studies Program at Yale University. She was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Interdisciplinary Performance Studies at Yale (IPSY) from 2011 to 2013.
Dr. Laster is the curator of Decolonial Gestures: A Symposium on Indigenous Performance (2016) and Performance in the Peripheries. She is the author of Grotowski’s Bridge Made of Memory: Embodied Memory, Witnessing and Transmission in the Grotowski Work (2016). She is the editor of Loose Screws: Nine New Plays from Poland (2015). Laster has also published articles in Performance Research, Slavic and Eastern European Performance, New Theatre Quarterly, and TDR.