Robert B. Shimko is Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Dramaturgy at the University of Houston, where he heads the MA program in Theatre Studies as well as the BFA degree in Playwriting/Dramaturgy. Dr Shimko’s scholarly writing has appeared in Theatre Journal, Theatre History Studies and Theatre Topics, as well as in the anthologies Theater Historiography: Critical Interventions and Querying Difference in Theatre History. He is the book review editor for Theatre History Studies. In 2008, he received the Robert A. Schanke Theatre Research Award from the Mid-America Theatre Conference and served as the MATC Theatre History Symposium Co-Chair from 2008–2010. Additionally, he is the Senior Dramaturg of the Houston Shakespeare Festival and has worked as a freelance dramaturg at several major US theatres.
Sara Freeman is Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of Puget Sound. In 2007, she received the Gerald Kahan Award for the Best Essay in Theatre Studies by a Younger Scholar from the American Society of Theatre Research. She served as the MATC Theatre History Symposium Co-Chair from 2009–2011, and she is the co-editer of International Dramaturgy: Translation and Transformations in the Theatre of Timberlake Wertenbaker (Peter Lang, 2008). Dr Freeman’s publications appear in Modern Drama, New Theatre Quarterly, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, as well as in Querying Difference in Theatre History and the forthcoming volumes Readings in Performance and Ecology and Performing the Maternal. She is a consulting editor for Theatre History Studies.