Bio

Dr. Carla Neuss is a postdoctoral fellow in Religion and Literature at Yale Divinity School. She earned her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies at UCLA in 2021. She is currently working on a monograph that traces transnational circulations of medieval biblical drama. The project traverses four twentieth and twenty-first century theatrical adaptations of the medieval mystery cycle tradition across the global North and South—ranging from pre-revolutionary Russia and World War II France to post-apartheid South Africa and the contemporary United States—exploring questions of social and spiritual transformation through performance during periods of political rupture. She previously earned her B.A. in English Literature at U.C. Berkeley and her MPhil in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford. Her writing has been published in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Exemplaria, and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. As a playwright and director, her award-winning work has been staged in the U.S., U.K. and Ecuador.

 

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