Research and Practice

Marla Carlson is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Georgia, where she serves as Graduate Coordinator and head of the PhD program in Theatre and Performance Studies. Her research focuses on spectator response to bodies in performance, including the performance of physical suffering, non-human animals, and autism spectrum disorders. She also works on medieval theatre and cultural studies, performance and body art, affect theory, and feminist theory and performance. Marla's work in physical theatre and dance continues to inform her scholarship as well as her directing at UGA.

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