Josy MillerBiography

Josy Miller is a theatre director and scholar, and current Doctoral Candidate in Performance Studies at the University of California, Davis.  She is writing her dissertation on Practice-as-Research and contemporary Shakespearean performance, in conjunction with her theatre pieceThe Dogs of War, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s history tetralogies that investigates the experience of common people during wartime.  Miller was a 2011 recipient of the Center for Cultural Innovation’s Emerging Arts Leader Award and a 2014 recipient of the Mellon Foundation Teaching/Research Fellowship in Early Modern Studies. She also received one of the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts’s Major Grant Awards to produce The Dogs of War at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her article “Performing Collective Trauma: 9/11 and the Reconstruction of American Identity” was published in recent collection History, Memory, Performance. She is currently co-editing a collection of essays entitled Shakespeare and Realism: On the Politics of Style, which is forthcoming from Fairleigh Dickinson University Press later this year.

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