Andrew Starner is a fourth-year Phd candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies at Brown University. His current research interests include psychoanalysis, textual theory, postcolonial theory, and teleperformance. (His dissertation is tentatively titled "Adventures in 20th century Aristotelianism.") In February 2009, he presented a devised piece inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Dinah Shore called PLEASURE DOME at Brown's Production Workshop. Previous to coming to Providence, Andrew was writer-in-residence at the Amazwi School of Media Arts in Hoedspruit, South Africa. He has worked at The American Scholar magazine in Washington, D.C., Live Arts Theatre in Charlottesville, and the Royal Court Theatre in London. He recieved a BA in American Studies and an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia, where he was artistic director of Spectrum Theatre and edited the Virginia Literary Review.