Magda Romanska


Visiting Associate Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticis (2016-2017), Yale University, Yale School of Drama

Center Associate

Magda Romanska is an Associate Professor of Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy at Emerson College in Boston, and the Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of, the largest global digital theatre portal. She is the author of The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor (2012), Reader in Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism (2016); and The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy (2014), a leading handbook of dramaturgy. Romanska served on the editorial board of Theater Magazine, the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, Diacritics Review Journal of Criticism and Theory, Journal of Law and Theatre, and Polish Theatre Perspectives Journal. She was also a founding editor of Palimpsest: Yale Literary and Arts Magazine. She has taught at Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, Cornell University, and Emerson College. She graduated from Stanford and earned her doctorate in theatre from Cornell University.

Central and Eastern European Theatre, Performance, and Culture (Poland)
Transmedia in Central and Eastern Europe
Theatre and Drama Studies
Current Project
Postcolonial Approaches to Central and Eastern European Drama
Foreign Language


, Theatre Studies
, Cornell University
Selected Publications

The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor: History and Holocaust in Akropolis and Dead Class (Anthem Press, 2012).

Boguslaw Schaeffer: An Anthology, trans. Magda Romanska (Oberon Books, 2012).

The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy (Routledge, 2014).

editor with Kathleen Cioffi, The Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor, (forthcoming 2016).

editor with Alan Ackerman, Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016).