Alison Christy is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Theatre. She is currently working on her dissertation, “Interrogating War Stories: The Role of the Dramaturg in Staging Counter Narratives of Identity and Allegiance in the Aftermath of National Trauma.” Her research interests include dramaturgy, Russian and Soviet theatre and drama, and intersections of performance and sociocultural trauma. She has presented her work at the Mid-America Theatre Conference and the International Federation of Theatre Research, and formerly served as Co-Managing Editor for the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.
Additionally, Alison works as a freelance dramaturg and director. Dramaturgy credits include The Alley Theatre, Studio Theatre, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Wordsmyth Theatre, Landing Theatre Company, and WordBridge Playwrights Laboratory. Directing credits include Horse Head Theatre Co., Abreact Theatre, and Planet Ant Theatre.
Alison has held academic appointments at Springfield College-Houston and the University of Houston, where she taught courses on theatre and social justice, performance studies, theatre and trauma, U.S. drama, dramatic criticism, and play analysis.