MICHAEL Y. BENNETT is Associate Professor of English and Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the author or editor of eleven books in the field of theatre studies. Of these books, four are on the philosophy of theatre and performance; four are on absurd drama and theatre.

In addition to being on the Advisory Boards of Comparative Drama and the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, and serving on the Board of Directors of The Edward Albee Society, he is Series Editor of New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies. In Spring 2014, he was a UW System Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities. In 2015, he received the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Outstanding Research Award. From May through August 2019, he will be a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, where he will be working on his current book project, The Problems of Viewing Performance, which is under contract with Routledge.

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[PLEASE NOTE: If you have come across my name and/or my wife’s name on tell-all websites, both my wife and I have active harassment restraining orders against the person writing these (as the judge declared) “slander[ous]” posts.]


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