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Ryan Donovan

Ryan Donovan is a PhD candidate at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, where he researches casting, musicals, and theories of embodiment. 

Ryan Donovan received his PhD in Theatre and Performance from The Graduate Center/CUNY. His book project, “Broadway Bodies: Recasting Difference in Contemporary Musicals” examines histories of how Broadway musicals have employed non-normative bodies. Ryan’s writing appears in The Journal of American Drama and TheatreStudies in Musical Theatre and The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical. He teaches courses on the arts and culture at several colleges in New York City. ryan-donovan.com

Re-membering the Canon

Re-membering the Canon

Sam Gold’s The Glass Menagerie

9 May 2017

Ryan Donovan considers the critical reception of casting an actor with a disability in the current Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.