Dr Amy Borsuk is a theatre scholar, editor, critic and dramaturg.
She was born and raised in Los Angeles. After graduating with a degree in English from Scripps College in 2014 and working in LA theatres including Center Theatre Group, she moved to London in 2015 to study her MA in Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary University of London (Distinction) and her PhD in Drama.
Her research critiques the emerging practice of being ‘radical’ in the UK Shakespeare theatre industry. She examines how the term is used to describe performance and commercial practices, from Shakespeare’s Globe’s changing practices, to the industry-wide strategies for gender and racial equity through casting, to the RSC’s recent tech-driven turn.
She is a lecturer, and has worked as Teaching Associate in the Drama department at Queen Mary, where she taught on the core first-year course Cultural Histories of Theatre and the second-year course, London Performance Now.
She is an editor, and has published in Research in Drama Education, Humanities and Shakespeare Bulletin. She is a contributor to Exeunt Magazine, a theatre magazine that aims to provide performance reviews in unique, playful and critical forms beyond the star and grading format.
As a dramaturg, she is interested in new play production and Shakespearean adaptation. She focus on the role of digital research in the production process, and facilitating intersectional, inclusive, and accessible performances and rehearsal room environments.
Amy is currently available for consultancy work in research and development, grant research and writing, copyediting and proofing academic work, and as a dramaturg.
She can also be found on Twitter: @bardythoughts