Amy S. Holzapfel

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Professor of Theatre

'62 Center for Theatre & Dance Rm 179


B.A. Brown University (1996)
M.F.A. Yale School of Drama, Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism (2001)
D.F.A. Yale School of Drama, Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism (2006)

Current Committees

  • Committee on Educational Affairs


Amy Holzapfel is Professor of Theatre at Williams College. She is the author of Art, Vision & Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama: Acts of Seeing (Routledge 2014), which explores how modern theories of vision in art and science impacted the rise of realism in theatre. She has published articles in Contemporary Theatre Review, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, The Journal of Dramatic Theory & Criticism, Modern Drama, and Theater, as well as chapters in the anthologies: Spatial Turns: Space, Place and Mobility in German Literary and Visual Culture (Rodopi 2010); The Oxford Handbook on Dance & Theatre (Oxford 2015); The Routledge Companion to Scenography (Routledge 2017); and August Strindberg & Visual Culture (Bloomsbury, 2019). Her current book-in-progress, The Commons of Tragedy: Reenacting the Chorus in 21st Century Performing Publics (under contract with U. Michigan), traces the revitalization of the collective body of the dramatic chorus as both a safeguard of democracy and resource for social capital. She received her M.F.A. (2001) and D.F.A. (2006) in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama.