Scott Magelssen

Scott Magelssen

Associate Professor
Theatre History

(206) 616-9792

Scott Magelssen holds a PhD in Theatre History, Theory, and Dramatic Literature from the University of Minnesota, and teaches Theatre History and Performance Studies. His work treats the ways tourism, businesses, and the military use live simulation and performance to create and reinforce meaning for participants. His book Simming: Participatory Performance and the Making of Meaning, will be published this year by University of Michigan Press. He is the author of Living History Museums (2007), and co-editor of Enacting History (2011), Theatre Historiography: Critical Interventions (2010), and Querying Difference in Theatre History (2007).

Scott is the President of Mid-America Theatre Conference, outgoing editor of Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and Associate Editor of Southern Illinois University Press’s Theater in the Americas book series. He hosts the website with Henry Bial, and serves on the editorial boards for Theatre Topics, Theatre History Studies, and Theatre/Practice

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