Department co-founder Richard Schechner will receive two honorary doctorates this fall, from the Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw and Sapienza, Università di Roma in Rome. Congratulations, Richard! __________________________________________________________
Richard Schechner, one of the founders of Performance Studies, is a performance theorist, theater director, author, editor of TDR and the Enactments book series, University Professor, and Professor of Performance Studies. Schechner combines his work in performance theory with innovative approaches to the broad spectrum of performance including theatre, play, ritual, dance, music, popular entertainments, sports, politics, performance in everyday life, etc. in order to understand performative behavior not just as an object of study, but also as an active artistic-intellectual practice.