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Aimee Zygmonski

Lecturer in Drama

Aimee Zygmonski has been a lecturer for the theater history series at UCSC since 2014. Her training is in theater history and dramatic literature writ large, but her research focuses on contemporary African American women playwrights. She has taught previously at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of California, San Diego. She is currently the managing director at Santa Cruz Shakespeare, a summer outdoor theater company producing classical texts. 

Education and Training: 
PhD, UC San Diego, theater history and criticism, 2010.
MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, theater pedagogy, 2004.
BFA, Emerson College, directing and arts management, 1997.
Selected Publications: 

“Slaves? With Lines?” Trickster Aesthetic and Satirical Strategies in Two Play by Lynn Nottage.” Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights. Edited by Derek Maus and James Donahue. 2014.

“Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement.” The Cambridge Companion to African American Theater. Edited by Harvey Young. 2013.

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