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Amy Borsuk

Job Title: PhD Candidate, Critic & Dramaturg
Organization affiliation:

Queen Mary University of London

Location: London,
Education:

Queen Mary University of London, PhD Drama (expected 2020)
Queen Mary University of London, MA Theatre/Performance Studies (Distinction)
Scripps College, BA in English

Biography:

Amy was born and raised in Los Angeles. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Scripps College in 2014 and working in LA theatres including at Center Theatre Group, she moved to London in 2015 where she earned her MA in Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary University of London (Distinction). She is currently a PhD candidate in Drama at Queen Mary, researching contemporary London theatre practices of Shakespeare performance that have been defined as 'radical'.

As a dramaturg, Amy is interested in the role of digital research in the production process, digital forms and methods of dramaturgy including CS and markup languages, and the role of the dramaturg in the process of Shakespearean adaptation, and in producing innovative, intersectional, inclusive, and accessible performances.

Areas of Expertise:

Digital humanities use in dramaturgy, contemporary British and American new play development, conditions of artistic labour in the UK and US, London theatre including Shakespeare and new play development, London theatre criticism

Languages Spoken:

English, French

Recent Work:

Exeunt Magazine, theatre critic

PUNK ROCK (dir. Michael Howcroft), London School of Music, 2016

TWISTOV (dir. Sophie Austin), Teatro Vivo and Dash Arts, London, 2016

BENT (dir. Moises Kaufman), Center Theatre Group Los Angeles - assistant dramaturg, 2015

Literary Fellow, Center Theatre Group Los Angeles, 2015

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