The People

The FAB Board includes scholars and artists from various timezones, life trajectories, zodiac signs, cultural backgrounds, philosophical interests, socioeconomic brackets and institutional affiliations. Here are our current members:


Shawn Chua

Shawn Chua is a researcher and artist based in Singapore, where he is engaged with the archives at The Necessary Stage. He holds an MA in Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate).

Evelyn Wan

Evelyn Wan is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) at Utrecht University under the support of R. C. Lee Centenary Scholarship from her hometown, Hong Kong. Her current research is situated between media and performance studies, and looks into biopolitics in the age of algorithmic culture.

Eero Laine

Eero Laine is an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. His research engages the intersections of performance, labor, and culture. Eero is co-editor of the volume Performance and Professional Wrestling (Routledge 2016) as well as an editor of the journal Lateral ( He is a consistent director and sporadic performer.  

Felipe Cervera

Felipe Cervera has recently completed his PhD in Theatre Studies at the National University of Singapore. His work investigates the intersections of performance research and extraterrestrial exploration. His essays have appeared in Theatre Research International, Performance Research, Performance Philosophy, and Investigación Teatral.

Areum Jeong

Areum Jeong holds a PhD in Theater and Performance Studies from UCLA and her work takes a transnational approach to twentieth and twenty-first-century Korean and Korean American cinema, literature, theater and performance. Her current project looks at how performance and social media are used to document, record, or remember death, loss, and memory.

Asher Warren

Asher Warren has recently completed his PhD, Awkward Moment & Optional Electric Shocks: The Products and Politics of Intermedial Participatory Performance at the University of Melbourne. He convenes Performance Studies Melbourne and has published in Performance Research, Australiasian Drama Studies and most recently in Performance in a Militarized Culture (2017).

Yiota Demetriou

Dr Yiota Demetriou is a performance practitioner, lecturer of Performance Studies and Cultural Geography and researcher in the fields of creative technologies, UX and audience participation, contested borders, women’s war stories, and oral history. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Bath Spa University (UK), where she also teaches. 

Azadeh Sharifi

Azadeh Sharifi is a researcher, writer and activist. Since 2016 she is a PostDoc researcher at the theatre department Munich Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität where she is working on “(Post)migrant Theatre in German Theatre History – (Dis)Continuity of aesthetics and narratives”. From 2014 until 2015 she was a Fellow at the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures”, Freie Universität Berlin.