Benjamin Gillespie

Adjunct Instructor

Benjamin Gillespie


PhD. in Theatre & Performance, The Graduate Center, CUNY
M.Phil. in Theatre & Performance, The Graduate Center, CUNY
M.A. in Theatre Studies, York University
B.A. in English and Theatre, York University

Theatre Studies: Theatre and Performance Studies; Theatre History and Dramatic Criticism; US, British, and Canadian Drama and Theatre History; Performance Art; Queer Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Age Studies; Cultural Studies; Modern Drama

Benjamin Gillespie (he/him) earned his Ph.D in Theatre & Performance from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He was awarded the prestigious Monette-Horwitz prize for the Best Dissertation in LGBTQ studies in 2022 from CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies at The Graduate Center. His research focuses on the intersection of gender, sexuality, and queer embodiment in contemporary theatre and performance. He is currently editing a critical anthology of the later works from the celebrated New York-based, lesbian-feminist theatre company Split Britches (Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver). He is Associate Editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. His articles and reviews have been published in Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, Theatre Survey, Theatre Topics, Performance Research, PAJ, Canadian Theatre Review, Theatre Research in Canada, and numerous chapters in published anthologies on queer performance. Benjamin has taught at NYU Tisch since 2019.