Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Rebecca Schneider has written extensively on theatre and performance practices that stretch accepted borders around media. She has written on performance art, photography, architecture, and everyday life as "performative." She teaches in performance-based art, theatre history, performance studies, and visual cultural studies.
Rebecca Schneider, Chair of the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance, teaches performance studies, theaterstudies, and theories of intermedia. She is the author of Performing Remains: Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment (Routledge 2011) andThe Explicit Body in Performance (Routledge, 1997). She has coedited the anthology Re:Direction: A Theoretical and Practical Guide to 20th-Century Directing. Consortium editor with TDR: A Journal of Performance Studies she is also coeditor with David Krasner of the book series "Theatre: Theory/Text/Performance" with University of Michigan Press. Schneider has published essays in several anthologies, including “Hello Dolly Well Hello Dolly: The Double and Its Theatre” in Psychoanalysis and Performance, “See the Big Show” in Acting Out: Feminist Performance, “Patricide and the Passerby” in Performance and the City, and the essay "Solo Solo Solo" in After Criticism, among others. As a "performing theorist," she has collaborated with artists at such sites as the British Museum in London, the Kunsterhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt, the Gulbenkian in Lisbon, and the Mobile Academy in Berlin. She has delivered lectures on the intersections of art and theatre at museums such the Guggenheim in New York and at a variety of art schools in the U.S., Germany, and Canada.