Gad Guterman | Webster University

Gad Guterman

Photo of Gad Guterman.BA, Theatre and Economics (double major), Cornell University, 1996; MA, Educational Theatre, New York University, 2000; PhD, Theatre, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2011; at Webster since 2011.

Gad joined the faculty of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in 2011. He is the author of Performance, Identity, and Immigration Law: A Theatre of Undocumentedness (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). The book considers how contemporary US theatre has presented so-called undocumented immigrants and, more broadly, how legal labels participate in processes of identity. Gad's essays, focused generally on connections between theatre and law, have appeared in Theatre Survey, Theatre Journal, the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, and in the collection American Multicultural Identity (Salem Press, 2014).Most recently, he contributed an article and a translation to Theatre and Cartographies of Power: Repositioning the Latina/o Americas (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018). From 2004 to 2011, he served as the Education Director for the Vineyard Theatre in New York City, an Off-Broadway company dedicated to producing new plays and musicals. He is the author of a play for young actors published by Eldridge Plays, My Uncle Shakespeare, and has directed productions for Missoula Children's Theatre, Boston Children's Theatre, and the John Harms Performing Arts Center, among others. Recent credits include The Little Prince (director, Webster University, 2019), Greek Myths: Heroes and Monsters (director, Imaginary Theatre Company, 2019), the Romeo and Juliet Green Show (director, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, 2018), and the Briefs Theatre Festival (dramaturg, 2014–17).