Natalie is interested in contemporary spoken word poetry performance in South Africa and the ways in which the performers of the "Born Free" generation wrestle with their national and cultural identities in the post-apartheid "Rainbow Nation".
Rye’s research interests include technological anxiety in contemporary dramatic literature and in contemporary theatre practice; theatre libraries and archives; information needs of theatre makers; and theatre education and pedagogy.
Hyo-jeong’s research focuses on how cultural performance in the service of mass-mobilization, such as a World’s Fair exhibition, a sports meeting, and Korean theatre, shaped a civilized collective Korean body during the transformation from independent nation-state to Japanese colony.
Stacey is a costume design student who has designed over 50 productions at theaters around the Twin Cities such as Mu Performing Arts, Guthrie BFA New Plays, Anoka Ramsey Community College, Lakeshore Players, Daleko Arts, Eat Street Players, and Lyric Arts
Jacob’s research focuses on ways performance engages with the places we inhabit, with a particular interest in how landscapes are produced, conceived of, naturalized, and linked to community identity and history