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Samuel Yates Adjunct Asst Professor Department of Literature

Samuel Yates, Ph.D., is an artist and researcher at American University, where he examines the aesthetics of disability and performance in his current project Cripping Broadway: Disability and the American Musical. Samuel recently completed his Ph.D. at George Washington University. He received his M.Phil in Theatre and Performance Studies from Trinity College Dublin as a George J. Mitchell Scholar and his B.A. from Centre College as a John C. Young Scholar. Samuel holds a Humanity in Action Senior Fellowship for his work on performance and body politics, and has previously collaborated as a dramaturg, playwright, and performer with theaters such as the Abbey Theatre, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, The Samuel Beckett Centre, and New Harmony Theater, among others. His current research concerns disability aesthetics and rhetorics in commercial theatre, and asks how our notions of able-bodiedness inform and transforms theatrical performance.
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