Brandon Woolf is a theater maker and a scholar of performance. Both his scholarship and performance practice work to facilitate connections and collaborations between artists, academics, arts (and other) administrators, and activists. To this end, he has published articles in academic journals like Theatre Journal, Performance Research, and TDR, but also in more popular outlets such as HowlRound and The Arts Politic. Brandon is currently at work on two book projects: the first, Stages of Disavowal, is a monograph about the intersections of cultural policy and contemporary performance in Berlin after the end of the Cold War; the second is an edited collection, titled Postdramatic Theatre and Form, which examines the stakes of continuing to use “postdramatic” as a lens for studying contemporary performance. In addition to his work as a freelance theater artist, Brandon is also the co-founder of two public performance ensembles – Shakespeare im Park Berlin [2010-14] and the UC Movement for Efficient Privatization (UCMeP) [2009-11] – both of which were committed, in different ways, to performance as a social practice. These groups have been featured in scholarly forums like Theatre Survey, South Atlantic Quarterly, and L.M Bogad’s Tactical Performance, as well as in popular outlets like the London Guardian, Berliner Zeitung, San Francisco Chronicle, and Robert Reich’s film Inequality for All. Brandon’s work has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation, New York Drama League, DAAD, Berlin Program for Advanced Studies, American Society for Theater Research, and the Program for Critical Theory at UC Berkeley. In 2015-16, he was a lecturer in the Institute of Theater Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. He received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014.