Articles and Book Chapters

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“Deliberate Starvation: Hunger Artists in Kafka, Różewicz, and Sinking Ship.” Accepted for publication in Global Performance Studies / Performance Research. Peer reviewed. Forthcoming.

“And May the Best… Thing Win!”: Posthuman Actor-Networks in RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture 8 (2023): 15–29, special issue on “Posthuman Drag” edited by Kai Prins and Florian Zitzelsberger. Peer reviewed.  In plain words on Kudos.

“Clothes (Don’t) Make the (Wo)Man: Costume as Mask and Identity in Enrico IV and Nostra Dea.” Peer reviewed. PSA Pirandello Society Annual 24 (2011): 43–62.

“The Synthetic Bard: Dramatic Synthesis from the Futurists to The Reduced Shakespeare Company.” Peer reviewed. Polymath, 1 (2011): 1–29.

“The Short Play and Postmodernist Stage Directing: A Virtual Experiment with Pirandello’s Cecè.” Peer reviewed. Quaderni d’Italianistica 32.2 (2011): 159–82.

“The Italian Linguistic Continuum for the Stage: The Challenges of Translating Carta canta by Raffaello Baldini.” Peer reviewed. TSJ Translation: A Translation Studies Journal 3 (2011): 32–46. University of California-Santa Barbara. Full text here.

“The Intertextual Short Play: An Example Using Verga’s Cavalleria rusticana and Capuana’s Il piccolo archivio.” Peer reviewed. MLN (Modern Language Notes) 126 (2011): 47–73.

“Planes of Reality: Modernist One-Act Plays by Verga, D’Annunzio, and Pirandello.” Peer reviewed. L’anello che non tiene, 23.1-2 (2011): 69–86.

“Stage Directions in Translation: George Bernard Shaw and the Italian versions of the Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant” [in Italian: “Le didascalie tradotte alla prova: George Bernard Shaw e le versioni italiane dei Plays Pleasant e Unpleasant”]. Peer reviewed. Testo a fronte 44 (2011): 97–126.

“Virtual Theatres in Miniature Rooms: The Early Italian Dialogic Sonnets.” Peer reviewed. Italica 88.4 (2011): 499–514.

“The Multiple Realities of the One-Act Play in Translation: Pirandello’s The Man with the Flower in His Mouth.” Peer reviewed. Journal of Italian Translation 5.2 (2010): 8–41.

Book Chapters

“Jean Genet.” The Routledge Companion to Absurdist Literature. Edited by Michael Bennett. New York: Routledge, 2024. Peer reviewed. Forthcoming.

“Latin America.” In Pirandello in Context, edited by Patricia Gaborik. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2024. Peer reviewed. Forthcoming.

“Echoes of Theatre Past in Blasco Ibañez’s El comediante Fonseca and Cozarinsky’s El rufián moldavo.” In The Routledge Companion to Theatre-Fiction, Edited by Graham Wolfe, 54–66. New York: Routledge, 2023. Peer reviewed.

“Before the ‘Rashomon Effect’: Pino Masnata and the Francesca da Rimini Experiment.” In L’Altro e l’Altrove nella cultura italiana, edited by Fulvio Orsitto, 148–57. Cuneo, Italy: Nerosubianco, 2011. Peer reviewed. [in Italian: “Prima dell’effetto Rashomon: Pino Masnata e l’esperimento di Francesca da Rimini”]

“Translation for the Theatre.” Peer reviewed. Testo a fronte 15 (1996): 63-80. [in Italian: “La traduzione teatrale”]. Republished in Buffoni, Franco, ed. Traduttologia: La teoria della traduzione letteraria. Roma: Istituto poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Libreria dello Stato, 2006. 625-42.

Other publications

American La Ronde: The Pleasures of Adaptation,” Dramaturg’s Note for American La Ronde by Steven Dietz. Nevada Conservatory Theatre, October 2023.

“Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days – A Conversation Between Director Stebos and Lead Actress Kymberly Mellen.” UNLV College of Fine Arts YouTube Channel.

“Director’s Note” for Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, Nevada Conservatory Theatre. September 2023.

“Pirandellian Dramaturgies, 2nd Edition: Short Stories to Drama.” PSA Pirandello Society Annual XXXV (2022–23): 139–40.

An Interview with the Director of Violet.” April 26, 2023. University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

An Interview with May Liang, Director of She Kills Monsters.” February 17, 2023. University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

An Interview with ‘Crumbs from the Table of Joy’ Director Clinton Turner Davis.” University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

An Interview with ‘The Cherry Orchard’ Director Michael Lugering.” University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

“Theater and Theatricality in Italian Literature and Visual Media.” Editor’s note. L’anello che non tiene, 24.1-2 (2012): 9-11.

“The Pirandello Society’s Website.” PSA Pirandello Society Annual 23 (2010): 7-9.

The Liar: Walking on Water.” Director’s note. The Prompter, 46.3 (2009): 2-3.

Director’s note for Màcbèth. In Pre-visioni – I registi di domani alla prova, School of Dramatic Art Paolo Grassi, 1998.