Mark Evans Bryan is a historian of performance and theatre-making. His work on popular theatre, identity and representation in popular eighteenth- and nineteenth-century U.S. culture, and the historiography of U.S. performance has appeared in William and Mary Quarterly, the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Performing Arts Resources, the Journal of Popular Culture, and in contributions to books. He is also a playwright and theatre-maker (Kenyon Review, the Prague Fringe Festival, university and theatre stages in the U.S., Europe, and Asia) whose theatrical collaborations with Sue Ott Rowlands were the subject of “Disturbing the Archive of Performance: The Embodiment of Testimony and Memory,” by Katrina M. Powell (Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies). Dr. Bryan teaches courses in the history & theory of the theatre, playwriting & creating solo performances, and academic writing and collaborates with students and colleagues on theatre-making projects in the Denison University Theatre laboratory production season.
Ph.D., the Ohio State University; A.M., the University of Chicago; B.A. Denison University