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Sarah Bay-Cheng


Sarah Bay-Cheng

          • PhD - University of Michigan
          • AB - Wellesley College

Sarah Bay-Cheng is Professor of Theatre and Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre & Performance at UB. She also serves as the Founding Director of the Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies. Her research interests include: modern drama, contemporary performance and theory, and intersections of technology and performance with an emphasis on digital historiography. Her book publications include Mapping Intermediality in Performance (2010), Poets at Play: An Anthology of Modernist Drama (2010), and Mama Dada: Gertrude Stein's Avant-Garde Theater (2005), as well as essays and reviews in journals such as Theater Magazine, Theatre Journal, and Performance Research, among others.

In 2012, Bay-Cheng created the book series Avant-Gardes in Performance with Palgrave Macmillan Press and she currently serves as co-editor for the series with Martin Harries of UC Irvine. From 2010-2013, she served as Performance Review Editor for Theatre Journal, and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism and a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. In 2012, she joined the Board of Directors for Performance Studies International (PSi) and she serves in various capacities within the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Since 2008, she has participated as a member of the working group for intermediality in theatre & performance, coordinated through the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT).

Bay-Cheng is also a founding member of the Intermedia Performance Studio (IPS) at UB--an experimental performance collaboration integrating virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and live performance. She is an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Media Study, Poetics Program (Department of English), and the Department of Global Gender Studies. For links to current publications and more information, visit http://sarahbaycheng.net.