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Scott Cummings

Job Title: Professor of Playwriting and Dramatic Literature
Organization affiliation:

Boston College Theatre Department

Location: Watertown, MA
Education:

DFA and MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama, Yale University
MFA in Playwriting, Carnegie Mellon University
BA in Drama and Comparative Literature, Residential College, University of Michigan

Biography:

Scott T. Cummings is Professor of Dramatic Literature and Playwriting and Chair of the Theatre Department at Boston College. He is the author of Remaking American Theatre: Charles Mee, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Maria Irene Fornes (Routledge, 2012), and numerous performance reviews, essays, and articles on contemporary American theatre and drama.

Areas of Expertise:

contemporary American playwriting
new play dramaturgy

Recent Work:

In May/June 2015, I enjoyed an Academic Writing Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy. In January 2014, Palgrave MacMillan released THE THEATRE OF NAOMI WALLACE: EMBODIED DIALOGUES, a volume of Wallace criticism and scholarship that I co-edited with Erica Stevens Abbitt. In May 2014, I completed a four-year term as Chair of the Theatre Department at Boston College and began a sabbatical year focused on new research initiatives and creative projects.

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