MAGDA ROMANSKA

WRITER, DRAMATURG, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE SCHOLAR

Magda Romanska is an award-winning writer, dramaturg and theatre and performance theorist, with over 15 years of publishing, production, and teaching experience in the dramatic arts. She has taught 30 different courses on theatre, dramaturgy, performance and transmedia, including at Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, Cornell University, and Emerson College. She has worked on over 30 theatre and opera productions, and served as the resident dramaturg for the Boston Lyric Opera. Her first play Opheliamachine, had its premiere in Los Angeles to a slew of positive reviews. She is currently developing her own multimedia opera, The Life and Times of Stephen Hawking, with acclaimed composer Molly Joyce.

Magda Romanska is the author of five critically acclaimed theatre books, including The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and KantorReader in Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism; and The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy, a leading handbook of dramaturgy. She is the sole editor of a ten-volume series on dramaturgy to be released within the next two years from Routledge. In the past, Romanska served on the editorial board of Theater Magazine, the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, Diacritics Review Journal of Criticism and Theory, Journal of Law and Theatre, and Polish Theatre Perspectives Journal. She was also a founding editor of Palimpsest: Yale Literary and Arts Magazine.

Currently, Magda Romanska is an Associate Professor of Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy at Emerson College in Boston, MA, and the Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of TheTheatreTimes.com, the largest global digital theatre portal. In this capacity, she leads a team of over 140 Regional Managing Editors around the world, covering theatre in over 75 countries. A leader in her field, Romanska makes frequent media appearance and is a regular guest speaker at professional conferences and panels.

Magda Romanska is a playwriting fellow at Lark Theatre in NYC and a Research Associate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.  She graduated with honors from Stanford University and earned her Ph.D. from Cornell University’s Department of Theatre. Her current research focuses on theatre, transmedia, new media dramaturgy, and posthumanism.