Associate Professor, Theatre Studies
Director of Theatre Studies
Associate Department Head of Courses and Curriculum
Dr. Lindsay Cummings is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dramatic Arts and Affiliate Faculty with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and El Institute: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies. Her research interests include community-based performance, feminist performance, affect theory, Latin theatre, and theatre for social change.
Cummings’ book Empathy as Dialogue in Theatre and Performance was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. Her essays have appeared in Modern Drama, Public, and Performance Research, as well as the edited collections The Innovative Theatre of Naomi Wallace: Embodied Dialogues (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and The Routledge Anthology of Women’s Theatre Theory and Criticism (forthcoming).
As the Connecticut Repertory Theatre Dramaturg, Cummings mentors student dramaturgs and initiating outreach and educational activities across the campus and in the wider community. Her own dramaturgical work has included The Curious Case of Phineas Gage (Split Knuckle Theatre), The Bourgeois Gentleman (Cornell University) and Leaving Queens (Portland Stage Company). She has also worked in the literary and education departments at Portland Stage Company and Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Cummings received her PhD from Cornell University in 2011.