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Matthew Cornish

Assistant Professor of Theater History

013 Kantner Hall
(740) 593-4818

Matthew Cornish

Assistant Professor of Theater History

Matthew Cornish has published essays in Performance Research, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, TheatreForum, Theatre Journal (upcoming), TDR, and Theater. As a critic and journalist, he contributes to leading German theater magazine Theater der Zeit and has also published essays in n+1 Online and the New Haven Review.


Currently, he is completing a manuscript on performances of history and nation in Germany following reunification, and is also editing a collection of contemporary German performance texts. His research has been supported by a Fulbright Research Fellowship and a DAAD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, both at the Institut für Theaterwissenschaft at the Freie Universtät Berlin.


As a dramaturg, Matt has worked at Yale Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, and Son of Semele, and with IAMA Theatre Company.


Beginning in August, 2014, Matt is assistant professor of theater history at Ohio University, and he has also taught at Yale College, Yale School of Drama, and Mount Holyoke College.


Matt received his Doctor of Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama, where he also completed an MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism.