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Daniel Sack

Daniel Sack is a theorist and critic of contemporary performance based in the Department of English and the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author of After Live: Possibility, Potentiality, and the Future of Performance (University of Michigan Press, 2015) and Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape (Routledge, 2016). He is the editor of Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical Stage (Routledge, 2017) and the founding editor of the accompanying web journal, www.imaginedtheatres.com. He has published more than 30 essays and reviews in a range of books, journals, and magazines, such as American Theatre, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Theater magazine, Theatre Journal, and TDR: the Drama Review

A Volume from the Library of Possible and Impossible Worlds
Essay

A Volume from the Library of Possible and Impossible Worlds

On Imagined Theatres

12 June 2017

Daniel Sack shares the work of Imagined Theatres. 

Trophies of animal products.
Regarding the Pain of Others (Part Two)
Essay

Regarding the Pain of Others (Part Two)

Brett Bailey's Exhibit B

1 October 2013

Daniel Sack continues his reflection on the 2013 Avignon Festival with a look at South African director Brett Bailey's installation-performance on colonial injusticies.

A man sits at a piano in front of a stage.
Regarding the Pain of Others (Part 1 of 2)
Essay

Regarding the Pain of Others (Part 1 of 2)

Romeo Castellucci's Schwanengesang D744

27 August 2013

Daniel Sack writes through the one-night-only performance of Romeo Catellucci's Schwanengesang D744 at the 2013 Avignon Festival, and how it turned its gaze back on the spectator.