Present Futurists

Current FAB members include: Natalia Esling, Anna Kimmel, Asher Warren, and Azadeh Sharifi.

Anna Kimmel

Anna Jayne Kimmel is a doctoral candidate in Performance Studies at Stanford University, where her research intersects: race, immigration, national identity, and post-colonialism through performance. Specifically, her current work engages Arab and Francophone African dance as a tool for investigating immigrant social and affective infrastructure, cultural memory, and movement practice. She holds an A.B. in … Continue reading Anna Kimmel

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).

Azadeh Sharifi

Azadeh Sharifi is a PostDoc researcher at the Theater Department, University of Munich (LMU). She is currently working on the project (Post)migrant Theater in GermanTheatre History – (Dis)Continuity of aesthetics and narratives. Her work engages with (post)colonial and (post)migrant Theater history, performances by artists of color and the intersections of race & gender in contemporary European performances. She … Continue reading Azadeh Sharifi

Natalia Esling

Natalia Esling is a SSHRC postdoctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Theatre & Film. She received her PhD in Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies from the University of Toronto. Her current dramaturgical research considers the affective potential of immersive theatre practices both within and beyond an artistic context. She is co-organizer of … Continue reading Natalia Esling