Samuel Yates is a doctoral candidate at the George Washington University, where he researches the aesthetics of disability and performance in his dissertation "Cripping Broadway: Neoliberal Performances of Disability in the American Musical." He received his M.Phil in Theatre and Performance Studies from Trinity College Dublin as a Mitchell Scholar and his BA from Centre College as a John C. Young Scholar. Samuel holds a Humanity in Action Senior Fellowship for his work on performance and body politics, and has previously collaborated as a dramaturg, playwright, and performer with theaters such as the Abbey Theatre, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, The Samuel Beckett Centre, and New Harmony Theater, among others. His most recent published work can be found in "Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland" (Carysfort Press) and "Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed" (Parlor Press). You can follow him online via his website or twitter.
Research interests include crip/disability theory, queer and feminist theory, dramaturgy and dramatic criticism, performance studies, musical theatre, theatre history, remediation.