William Lewis Grad Student Photo
PhD Graduate Student

261 UCB
Theatre Graduate Office
University Theatre Building, Room C1B86

William W. Lewis is PhD candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research focuses on the relationship between media and communication technologies and theatrical spectatorship in the 21st century. He studies performance companies using alternative, postdramatic, and devised forms of storytelling that implement site specificity, gaming, digital media, and social networking. He is also a practicing performance maker and designer whose most recent projects include: the KCACTF honored Woyzeck: The Endless Cycle 1.0 and Quantified Self. The later explored the impact of social media profiling and was funded by a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Media Innovation Prototype Grant. Will is currently directing for the department a new adaptation of Everyman which implements social media and mobile devices to highlight “selfie culture” and narcissism in the digital age. He has published in Theatre Topics, Performance Research, New Theatre Quarterly, and Theatre Research International and has a chapter titled “Approaches to Audience Centered Performance: Designing Interaction for the iGeneration” forthcoming in the book New Directions in Teaching Theatre Arts. He holds a MA in Theatre History and Criticism from Hunter College, a BFA in Performance from the University of Memphis and is the founding Managing Co-Editor of the e-journal PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research.