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Adjunct Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology

Will is Adjunct Associate Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies in the School of Language and Culture at the Auckland University of Technology. From 2014-2021 he was Associate Professor of Drama in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University in Adelaide. He has held academic posts at Monash University, California State University San Bernardino, the University of Waikato, and the National University of Singapore. Author of "Asian Self Representation at World's Fairs" (Amsterdam Uni Press 2020), "Places for Happiness: Community, Self, and Performance in the Philippines" (University of Hawai'i Press, 2016) and "Theatre and the Politics of Culture in Contemporary Singapore" (Wesleyan 2001), his academic research focuses on mass performance work in Asia and the Pacific and international festivals. He is former Artistic Director of Diversionary Theatre, one of America's oldest and most acclaimed LGBTI companies, and in 1998, with Cristian Pilditch, he co-founded the FUEL Festival of New Zealand Theatre. His theatre degrees are from the University of Texas at Austin and San Diego State University, and he is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.


  • 2022–present
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology
  • 2014–2021
    Associate Professor, Flinders University
  • 2006–2014
    Senior Lecturer, Monash University
  • 1998–2006
    Associate Professor, California State University San Bernardino
  • 1995–1998
    Lecturer, University of Waikato
  • 1992–1995
    Lecturer, National University of Singapore


  • 1991 
    University of Texas at Austin, PhD
  • 1988 
    San Diego State University, MA
  • 1978 
    Georgetown University, BSFS