Scott Wallin


Writing and Composition, Writing About Performance

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Scott Wallin earned his Ph.D. in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.  His primary work merges contemporary theater and disability studies and builds upon a background in acting, directing for the stage, and psychiatric social work on both coasts. He has also worked internationally in community development and conducted research in social practice and Caribbean performance. At Berkeley he has taught many scholarly and studio courses in theater as well as directed several award-winning productions.  Teaching and research interests include performance theory, postdramatic theater, disability studies, mad studies, 20th and 21st century avant-garde, social practice, affect theory, theories of directing and acting for the stage, and critical race and performance.  Scott’s current book project, “Madness in the Making:  Psychosocial Disability and Theater,” examines how theater reflects and influences our understandings of madness and mental illness.