I’m a performance historian and theorist (aka, theatre geek) working at the intersection of literature, theatre, and media. My research focuses on how theatre responds to emerging technologies throughout history and how new digital tools affect our understanding of performance more broadly.
I’m currently Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre at the University at Buffalo, where I teach courses on dramatic literature, American theatre, contemporary performance, and media in performance. In 2012, I founded the Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, a research center dedicated to fostering research at the intersection of the arts and technological sciences. I am also affiliated with the Department of English’s Poetics Program and the Department of Media Study. With my colleague Martin Harries, I co-edit the book series Avant-Gardes in Performance for Palgrave and I’m finishing up my term as the performance review editor for Theatre Journal. Copies of publications and more information are available at http://sarahbaycheng.net.