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Scott Wallin has a Ph.D. in Performance Studies and M.S.W. from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University. His research merges contemporary theater and disability studies and builds upon a background in directing for the stage and psychiatric social work. He has also worked internationally in community development and conducted research in social practice and Caribbean performance. At Berkeley he has taught many scholarly and studio courses as well as directed several award-winning productions. Teaching and research interests include critical reading, writing and research, performance theory, postdramatic theater, disability studies, mad studies, 20th and 21st century avant-garde, social practice, affect theory, theories of directing and acting for the stage, and critical race and performance. Scott’s current book project, “Madness in the Making: Psychosocial Disability and Theater,” examines how theater reflects and influences our understandings of madness and mental illness.
Scott's curriculum vitae and a portfolio of his artistic practice can be found at www.scottwallin.com.