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Statement Against War

EASTAP wishes to express its strongest condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Military. We stand in solidarity with all artists, students, scholars and audiences who are victims of war, human rights abuses and dictatorial regimes, and who do not have the ability or freedom to act against oppression. Theatre, performance and the arts ought to provide a...

Luk Van Den Dries

Luk Van den Dries is Emeritus Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). His research deals with contemporary theatre, with a focus on postdramatic theatre. He wrote several books on the representation of the body in contemporary theatre and on creative processes in performing arts. He is the spokesperson of University of Antwerp participation in the Creative...

Erica Magris

Erica Magris is a Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the Département Théâtre, Université Paris 8 – Saint-Denis, and associate member of the THALIM-CNRS laboratory. Her research concerns the history of contemporary Italian and European theatre, with specific focus on  staging and on creative practices in relation with broad cultural, socio-economic and media environments. Dr Magris has studied new technologies in...

Martynas Petrikas

Dr Martynas Petrikas is an associate professor at Faculty of Communication of Vilnius University. His research scope includes history of Lithuanian theatre with special emphasis on its political and social implications as well as international dimension of its development. Petrikas has published articles and made numerous presentations at conferences on reverberations of historical experiences in contemporary theatre as well as...

Gerardo Guccini

Gerardo Guccini teaches Dramaturgy and Theories and Techniques of Dramatic Composition at the University of Bologna. In 1995 he founded with Claudio Meldolesi the half-year “Rehearsals of Dramaturgy. Review of theatrical investigations”. From 2002 to 2015 he was Scientific Director of CIMES (Centro di Musica e Spettacolo – University of Bologna). In 2012, he and Matteo Casari founded the network...

Christopher Balme

Christopher Balme holds the chair in theatre studies at LMU Munich. His publications include Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical syncretism and postcolonial drama, (Clarendon Press 1999); Pacific Performances: Theatricality and Cross-Cultural Encounter in the South Seas (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007); Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies (CUP 2008); The theatrical public sphere (CUP 2014) and The Globalization of Theatre 1870-1930: The Theatrical Networks of...

Pieter Verstraete

Pieter Verstraete is a theater scholar, cultural activist and critic based in Berlin. He is currently a tenured Assistant Professor in Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Groningen and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Theatre Studies Institute of the Free University of Berlin. He received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2009, where he worked...

Rui Pina Coelho

Rui Pina Coelho (Évora, Portugal, 1975) is an Assistant Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL), Director of the Centre for Theatre Studies (FLUL) and Director of Sinais de Cena – Performing Arts and Theatre Studies Journal. He has coordinated the volume Contemporary Portuguese Theatre: Experimentalism, Politics and Utopia [working title] (TNDMII /...

Leonie Otto

  Dr Leonie Otto is a research assistant at the institute for theatre, film and media studies at Goethe Universität in Frankfurt. She is a student-coordinator for one of the two Dramaturgy master programmes of the Hessian Theatre Academy. In 2020, her philosophical as well as production-related dissertation “Denken im Tanz” was published. Her current research focuses on sociology of the...

Sophie Lucet

Sophie Lucet is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Rennes 2. She is responsible for the research team EA3208 Arts: pratiques et poétiques. She is the coordinator of the European project ARGOS (Europe Créative) (2018-2021). She is a specialist in contemporary theatrical writing and the genetics of performance. She is the scientific manager of a website dedicated to...

Margherita Laera

Margherita Laera is a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. She is co-Director of the European Theatre Research Network and Arts and Public Engagement Lead for Kent’s Migration and Movement Signature Research Theme. She is the author of Playwriting in Europe: Mapping Ecosystems and Practices with Fabulamundi (Routledge, 2022); Theatre & Translation (Red...

Ina Pukelytė

Ina Pukelytė is writer, lecturer and researcher at Vytautas Magnus University, actually producer of events and performances at Kaunas European Capital of Culture 2022. She is former head of Kaunas Drama Theatre (2003-2007). She published a monography Jewish Theatre in Lithuania During the Interwar Period in 2017 and a novel Girls from the Avenue of Freedom in 2020. Her research interests are...