Stefano Boselli is Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Dramaturgy in the Department of Theatre at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV). He also serves as Theatre and Performance Editor for PSA, the journal of the Pirandello Society of America, and on the Society’s board.
In his monograph Actor-Network Dramaturgies: The Argentines of Paris, forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan, he illustrates how the study of theatre history can be significantly enriched through the lens of actor-network and assemblage theories, focusing on a group of Argentine artists who moved to France and dominated the Parisian scene between the 1980s and 90s.
He is also co-editor with Sarah Lucie of Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance, a 2-volume collection in contract with Routledge.
In February 2020 he completed a PhD in Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he studied with Jean Graham-Jones (Latin American theatre and performance), Peter Eckersall (Asian theatre, theatre theory), and the legendary Marvin Carlson (American and Middle-Eastern theatre). He also collaborated with Carlson as Managing Editor of European Stages at the Martin Segal Center.
Between 2014 and 2022 he taught theatre courses in the Department of Theatre Arts at Marymount Manhattan College, the Department of Performing and Fine Arts at York College, the Performing Arts Department at Wagner College, the Department of Theatre and Dance at Drew University, the Department of Theater at Brooklyn College, and the Department of Theatre at Hunter College, in addition to drama and literature courses in the English Program at Centenary University, and a performance-oriented version of Great Works of Literature in the Department of English at Baruch College.
For academic year 2017–2018 he was Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at City College, where he led faculty development workshops on writing pedagogy applied to performing arts courses.
Previously, as Assistant Professor of Italian at Gettysburg College, he taught courses in Italian theatre, First Year Seminars on commedia, and directed a mainstage production of one of Goldoni’s comedies for the Theatre Arts Department. He received a PhD in Italian with specialization in Theatre and Drama from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a BA/MA in English/American Literature and Translation for the Stage from the Catholic University in Milan. Before moving to the States, he taught Translation for the Theatre at the University of Cassino.
His book chapters are forthcoming in the volumes The Routledge Companion to Theatre-Fiction (edited by Graham Wolfe), and Pirandello in Context (edited by Patricia Gaborik). His articles have been published in Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, MLN (Modern Language Notes), PSA Pirandello Society Annual, Quaderni d’Italianistica, Polymath, Italica, L’anello che non tiene, Testo a fronte, TSJ Translation: A Translation Studies Journal, and Journal of Italian Translation. To read them on the Academia website, click here.
Stebos is a Las Vegas- and New York-based stage director, dramaturg, and teaching artist. Currently he is Resident Dramaturg at the Nevada Conservatory Theatre in Las Vegas. He is the founder and artistic director of Theatreplots, a company and training ground for actors based on the ensemble model set forth by Anatoly Vasiliev and Jurij Alschitz in Europe. From 2013 to 2015 he was Resident Director at The Flea Theater (Jim Simpson, artistic director) in NYC. In 2013 and 2015 he was a resident artist of collaborate:create, produced by Forward Flux at Theaterlab and the Center for Performance Research.
After receiving an MFA in Stage Directing from the School of Dramatic Art “Paolo Grassi” in Milan, Italy, he specialized in acting and directing with Jurij Alschitz at the GITIS (Russian Academy of Dramatic Art) in Moscow and worked as stage director in Milan, Parma, and New York City. With Alschitz, he developed his practice as teacher of innovative theatre training methods within the framework of The World Theatre Training Institute.
Along the way he studied with several master teachers including SITI company (Suzuki/Viewpoints), Antonio Fava (commedia dell’arte), Massimo Navone (Shakespeare / Chekhov), Kuniaki Ida (Lecoq), Richard Gordon (Method), Elio de Capitani (stage directing). He was assistant director for artists such as Leon Ingulsrud (SITI company), Gabriele Vacis (Teatro Settimo), Martin Wuttke (Berliner Ensemble), and musical theatre choreographer Franco Miseria.