Areas of Specialization: Cognitive Science and Performance Theory, Theory of Theatre and Performance Art
Ph.D. University of Washington
Joint Appointment with Theatre Arts
Office: Staller Center for the Arts #3013
John Lutterbie teaches theory, history and criticism and directs. In addition to being a member of the Theatre Arts Faculty, he is an affiliate member of the Department of Art. His primary research areas is in Performance Theory, where he examines the intersection of phenomenology and the neuroscience of emotion and consciousness, and of culture and inter-subjectivity. The University of Michigan Press published his book, Hearing Voices: Modern Drama and the Problem of Subjectivity. In addition, he has published in numerous journals including Theatre Journal, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Performance Research, The Journal of Psychiatry and the Humanities, and Modern Drama. His recent directing credits include A Macbeth, Happy Days, Angels in American: Perestrioka and Blood Wedding. He is a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, the Modern Language Association, the American Society of Theatre Research, and Performance International.