Erin B. Mee is Assistant Arts Professor of Theatre Studies in Undergraduate Drama at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She holds a Ph.D and an MA. from NYU’s department of Performance Studies, and a BA from Harvard University. Her areas of research and interest include: contemporary Indian theatre, modern adaptations of Greek tragedy, site-specific theatre, immersive and participatory performance, digital performance, spectatorship, and directing.
She is the author of Theatre of Roots: Redirecting the Modern Indian Stage, co-editor of Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage (OUP) and Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900-2000 (Methuen), and editor ofDramaContemporary: India (JHUP). Her articles have appeared in TDR, Theater Journal, Performing Arts Journal, Seagull Theatre Quarterly, American Theatre Magazine, and in numerous books. As a director she has worked at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, The Guthrie Theater, The Magic Theatre, SoHo Rep, HERE, and with Sopanam in India. She is the founding co-artistic director of This Is Not A Theatre Company, with whom she has directed Pool Play (in a swimming pool), A Serious Banquet (a participatory dinner party), Readymade Cabaret, Ferry Play (a site-specific smartphone play), Versailles 2016 (in an actual NYC apartment), Festival of Life (a site-specific podplay for a café in Avignon), and This Is Not A Subway Ride (a trilogy of site-specific podplays for the NYC subway).
She has been awarded a Fulbright, a Dean’s Dissertation Award, an ATHE award for best born-digital article (2016) and various other awards and grants.