Present Futurists

Current FAB members include: Nien Yuan Cheng, Diana Damian Martin, Alexandra Portmann, Corrie Tan, Alexandra Talamo, Gladhys Elliona Syahutari, Anette Therese Pettersen and Joey Richards

Nien Yuan Cheng

Nien Yuan Cheng is a Singaporean performance scholar and dramaturg. She is an Honorary Associate at the School of Literature, Art and Media at the University of Sydney, where she obtained her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies in 2020. She has published in the Oral History Review, Performance Paradigm, and About Performance.

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Alexandra Portmann

Alexandra Portmann is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Theatre Studies at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Her current research project “Festivals and Institutional Changes: Perspectives on Transnational Theatre Production” (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation) engages with transnational theatre production, systemic changes in European theatre and cultural politics. She studied Philosophy and Theatre … Continue reading Alexandra Portmann

Diana Damian Martin

Diana Damian Martin is a writer, educator and researcher. Her work sits at the intersection between performance and political theory, philosophy and migration. It concerns alternative critical epistemologies and queer and feminist modes of exchange, interventionist and political performance and the ecological and representational poetics of migration, with a distinct focus on Eastern Europe. She … Continue reading Diana Damian Martin

Corrie Tan

Corrie Tan / 陳霖靈 is a practitioner and researcher from Singapore. She is interested in and often works at the intersection of care ethics, collaborative performance practices and new articulations of performance criticism and writing in Southeast Asia. Her roles shapeshift depending on the context, but she is often an archivist, facilitator and companion to … Continue reading Corrie Tan

Joey Richards

Joey Richards (they/them) is a musician and stand-up comedian interested in transnational practices of stand-up comedy and what it means to laugh together. Their first one-person show, Breaking Up With Jesus, debuted in the United States 9-12 December 2021 at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC – Chapel Hill). Grounded in small-town … Continue reading Joey Richards

Alexandra Tálamo

Alexandra Tálamo is a performance artist living on the unceded lands of the Eora Nation in Sydney, Australia. Her work uses choreographically-based performance strategies to explore autobiographical frameworks of postmemory. She is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation 2012) and a current PhD Candidate in Creative Practice … Continue reading Alexandra Tálamo

Gladhys Elliona Syahutari

Gladhys Elliona Syahutari is a writer, researcher, and theatre practitioner. She gained her MA in Performing Arts and Visual Arts Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada. She had been professionally active in the Indonesian theatre and film scene as an actress, assistant director, and critic. Gladhys had presented her theatre studies research papers on conferences in University … Continue reading Gladhys Elliona Syahutari

Anette Therese Pettersen

Anette Therese Pettersen is a theatre, performance and dance researcher, critic and editor, and a PhD research fellow at the University of Agder in Norway. The critical practice is spread between weekly paper, podcast and periodicals, and projects that explore criticism. Her research is concerned with an affective and performative approach to critical writing/critical practice, … Continue reading Anette Therese Pettersen