Transmission in Motion

Visiting Scholars

Peter Eckersall – Centre for the Humanities SPRING Festival Fellow (May 2019)

Peter Eckersall is the SPRING Festival Fellow for 2019. His visit is supported by the Centre for the Humanities. As part of his stay in Utrecht, among other things, he is going to give a masterclass about “New Media Dramaturgy: Performing Matter and the Ecological Question”. For more information about the event click here.

Peter Eckersall is Professor of Theatre Studies in the PhD Program in Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center, CUNY and Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Department of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne. His research interests include Japanese performance, dramaturgy and theatre and politics. His recent publications include: The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics, co-edited with Helena Grehan (Routledge, 2019), New Media Dramaturgy: Performance, Media and New-materialism, co-authored with Helena Grehan and Ed Scheer, (Palgrave 2017) and The Dumb Type Reader, coedited with Edward Scheer and Shintarô Fujii (Museum Tusculanum Press, 2017).  He has worked as a dramaturg for more than 20 years and is the co-founder of the Not Yet It’s Difficult performance group based in Melbourne.