Performance Philosophy 7(2) (2022): Imagining the open



This is the editorial for Performance Philosophy 7(2) (2022)

Author Biographies

Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam

Prof. Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca is Lector and Head of DAS Graduate School at Academy of Theatre and Dance, Amsterdam University of the Arts in the Netherlands. Her forthcoming publications include Interspecies Performance (2023) co-edited with Flo Fitzgerald-Allsopp; and On Love and Not Knowing (2022)—on the work of Fevered Sleep—co-edited with Luke Pell, David Harradine and Sam Butler for Performance Research books.

Will Daddario, Independent scholar

Will Daddario is a grief worker, performance philosopher, and theatre historiographer. With Matthew Goulish, he is the author of the forthcoming Pitch and Revelations: reconfigurations of philosophy, poetry, and reading through the work of Jay Wright. With his wife, Joanne Zerdy, he runs Inviting Abundance (, which is dedicated to helping people develop creative approaches to grief.

Diana Damian Martin, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Diana Damian Martin is an artist and researcher. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Performance Arts at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she leads the BA (Hons) Experimental Arts and Performance course. Her work has been published in Global Performance Studies, Performance Research, Contemporary Theatre Review, and Research in Drama Education. She is editor of the [Margins] section of the Performance Philosophy Journal.

Theron Schmidt, Utrecht University

Theron Schmidt is an artist, teacher, and writer, currently working at Utrecht University. He is a founding co-convener of the international Performance Philosophy network and co-editor of this journal, and he is also an Editor of Global Performance Studies and Associate Editor of Performance Research. In addition to his academic research, he has written widely about contemporary performance and live art for a variety of publications, including magazines and artist books, and also as part of innovative critical writing projects that foster interaction between audiences, artists, and critics. He makes performance as a solo and collaborative artist.


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“Performance Philosophy 7(2) (2022): Imagining the Open”. 2022. Performance Philosophy 7 (2): 1-6.




How to Cite

“Performance Philosophy 7(2) (2022): Imagining the Open”. 2022. Performance Philosophy 7 (2): 1-6.