Sarah Bay-Cheng is a performance historian and theorist working at the intersection of literature, theatre, and media. Her research focuses particularly on how theatre responds to emerging technologies throughout history and how new digital tools affect our understanding of past performances.
Sarah is currently Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre at the University at Buffalo, where she teaches dramatic literature, American theatre, contemporary performance, and media in performance. In 2012, she founded the Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, a research center dedicated to fostering research at the intersection of the arts and technological sciences. She is also affiliated faculty in the Department of English’s Poetics Program and the Department of Media Study. She currently co-edits the book series Avant-Gardes in Performance (Palgrave) and performance reviews for Theatre Journal. Copies of publications are also available at http://sarahbaycheng.net.