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Faculty Profile:

Sarah Bay-Cheng, Professor of Theatre and Dance


Sarah Bay-Cheng is Professor of Theatre and Dance, Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre & Performance and serves as the Founding Director of the Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, which was established in 2012, through a competitive program designed to enhance research and student engagement at the University at Buffalo.

As part of this University-wide initiative, the Technē Institute fosters new work at the intersection of artistic expression and emerging technologies within the research and pedagogical mission of the University. The Institute is designed to support new and existing collaborations among the arts and technology through faculty grants; develop external sources of support; and to promote the arts at UB nationally and internationally through the presentation of new work, visiting artists, and strategic hires across multiple areas.

In addition to her work with Technē, Bay-Cheng recently created the book series Avant-Gardes in Performance with Palgrave Macmillan Press. She also serves as co-editor for the series with Martin Harries of UC Irvine, is the Performance Review Editor for Theatre Journal (2010-2013), and is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media.

In 2012, she joined the Board of Directors for Performance Studies International (PSi) and she serves in various capacities within the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Since 2008, she has participated as a member of the working group for intermediality in theatre & performance, coordinated through the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT).

For more information, visit the Department of Theatre & Dance’s website.