Jocelyn L. Buckner

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Jocelyn L. Buckner has a M.F.A., Ph.D. and is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Chapman University, where she teaches theatre history, dramatic theory and criticism, dramaturgy, co-leads the London Theatre Tour, and mentors thesis, honors capstone, and independent student research projects. Her research and publications focus on identity politics and affect in theatre and popular entertainment from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries. She is the editor of the anthology A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage (Routledge, 2016), and has published peer reviewed articles and book and performance reviews in African American Review, American Studies Journal, Ecumenica Journal, Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Popular Entertainment Studies, Theatre History Studies, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, and Theatre Topics (forthcoming). She has served as the dramaturg for The Chance Theater’s On the Radar New Play Series in 2016 and 2017, and on productions of Maple and Vine, Bright New Boise, and Seminar.

Productions at Chance Theater

Production Date Role
Hymon & Parfunkel May 2018 Dramaturg
Elevada May 2018 Dramaturg
Bedlam February 2018 Dramaturg
Times Square Psychic: OTR Staged Reading October 2017 Dramaturg
in a word September 2017 Dramaturg
Ted Malawer’s The Anatomy of Love: OTR LAB Workshop July 2017 Dramaturg
The Candidate (a farce-in-progress): OTR Reading May 2017 Dramaturg
Middletown April 2017 Dramaturg
How to Conquer America: A Mostly True History of Yogurt March 2017 Dramaturg
UNTITLED MUSIC PLAY by Lauren Yee: OTR Reading October 2016 Dramaturg
Seminar September 2016 Dramaturg
Rare Birds: OTR LAB Workshop August 2016 Dramaturg
Gaston: OTR Reading July 2016 Dramaturg
Alice and Frank: OTR LAB Workshop May 2016 Dramaturg
LA Vida: OTR Reading May 2016 Dramaturg
Scientific Method: OTR Reading March 2016 Dramaturg
A Bright New Boise September 2015 Dramaturg
Maple and Vine September 2014 Dramaturg