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Lindsay Cummings

Lindsay B. Cummings is an Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include community-based performance, feminist performance, affect theory, and theatre for social change. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Empathetic Dialogues: Theatre, Performance, and Engagement. Most recently, she published an essay in edited collection The Innovative Theatre of Naomi Wallace: Embodied Dialogues (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Lindsay is also a dramaturg, and has worked in the literary and education departments of Portland Stage Company and Actors Theatre of Louisville, and with Split Knuckle Theatre company. She received her PhD from Cornell University. 

Empathy in the Gaps

Empathy in the Gaps

Encountering Disagreement in Intercultural Performance

26 March 2015

Lindsay Cummings looks at the issue of empathy in BETSY!, reexamining its definition, and argues that the play successfully acknowledges gaps and attempts to understand them.