Peter Eckersall teaches theatre studies at the University of Melbourne. From 2014 he takes up a Professorship in Asian Theatre at the Graduate Centre City University of New York. Recent publications include, 'We're People Who Do Shows', Back to Back Theatre: Performance, Politics, Visibility (co-edited with Helena Grehan, Performance Research Books, 2013) Theatre and Performance in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Modernities in the Global Era (co-authored with Denise Varney, Barbara Hatley and Chris Hudson, Palgrave 2013) and Performativity and Event in 1960s Japan: City, Body, Memory (Palgrave 2013). He is a visiting fellow in the Centre for Interweaving Performance Cultures, Berlin. He has the cofounder of Dramaturgies and is the resident dramaturg for the performance group Not Yet It’s Difficult.