Maaike Bleeker is a Professor and the Chair of Theatre Studies at Utrecht University, Netherlands. She is President of Performance Studies international, a Member of the International Advisory Board of Maska (Ljubljana) and of Inflexions: A Journal of Research-Creation (Montreal). Her publications include: Visuality in the Theatre: The Locus of Looking (2008); Anatomy Live: Performance and the Operating Theatre (2008); BodyCheck: Relocating the Body in Contemporary Performing Arts (with Stephen DeBelder, et al).
Adrian Kear is Professor of Theatre and Performance at Aberystwyth University, UK, where he co-directs the Performance and Politics international research centre (PPi). His books include: Theatre and Event: Staging the European Century (2013); International Politics and Performance: Critical Aesthetics and Creative Practice (with Jenny Edkins) (2013); On Appearance (with Richard Gough) (2008); Psychoanalysis and Performance (with Patrick Campbell)(2001).
Joe Kelleher is Professor of Theatre and Performance and Head of Department for Drama, Theatre and Performance at Roehampton University, London, UK. His recent books include: Theatre & Politics (2009); The Theatre of Societas Raffaello Sanzio, with Nicholas Ridout and the core members of SRS: Chiara Guidi, Claudia Castellucci, and director Romeo Castellucci (2007); and Contemporary Theatres in Europe: A Critical Companion co-edited with Nicholas Ridout (2006).
Heike Roms is Professor in Theatre and Performance at the University of Exeter, UK. Her books include: Silent Explosion (2015) and, with Jon McKenzie and C.J.W.-L. Wee, Contesting Performance - Global Sites of Research (2010). Her research into the history and historiography of early performance art won the David Bradby TaPRA Award for Outstanding Research in International Theatre and Performance 2011.