Helen E. Richardson

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Director of the MFA Program in Performance and Interactive Media Arts, Associate Professor of Theatre, Brooklyn College, Editor, Signals: Contemporary Performance Journal, featuring articles on international performance.

Areas of research: contemporary performance and technology; Theatre in the Age of Globalization; the Théâtre du Soleil; theories of directing; methods of collaborative creation. Artistic Director, Global Theatre Ensemble. Co-curator, producer, and dramaturg of Global Theatre Ensemble’s project on Eliminating Violence Against Women, commissioned by the United Nations, 2008.  Chapter on the theatre practices of the Théâtre du Soleil, in Actor Training by Routledge. Working on a book Theatre in a Global Context: A History. Worked internationally as stage director and trained with Ariane Mnouchkine of the Théâtre du Soleil, and Sotigui Kouyaté of the Peter Brook Company. Served as Artistic Director of the Stalhouderij Theatre Company, Amsterdam’s award winning English-language theatre, an international ensemble of actors creating new works in the 1990s. Director of The Game, by Mariella Romero, listed as the best production of the year in the Netherlands by Amsterdam’s City Life (later Time Out).Currently working on a contemporary adaptation of Euripides’ Medea, FATIMA, originally workshopped at Oregon Shakespeare Co., and an opera on American Transcendentalist Margaret Fuller with composer Christopher Drobny.  Artist in Residence, Theaterlab, 2014-15, www.theaterlabnyc.com. Ph.D. in Dramatic Art from U.C. Berkeley’s Director/Scholar program. Signals can be found at: http://contemporaryperformancejournal.com/

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