Joseph R. D'Ambrosi is a Ph.D. student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington. He received his B.A. in Theatre from Messiah College and his M.A. in Theatre Studies from the University of Central Florida. A theatre scholar, artist, and teacher, Joe's research interrogates the role of theatre and performance on the development of American evangelicalism in the nineteenth century. He also writes about all things Disney!
Joe's scholarship has been published in notable theatre journals, such as the Harold Pinter Review (forthcoming) and Ecumenica Journal. He has presented at conferences around the nation, including the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), and the Comparative Drama Conference. Joe is the Vice President for the Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University (ART@IU). He also serves as the Graduate Teaching Ambassador for the IU Bloomington Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG).
Joe is the recipient of ASTR's 2016 Thomas Marshall Graduate Student Award and SETC's 2016 Robert Porterfield Graduate Student Award. He is originally from Long Island, NY, but calls Orlando home.