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Tufts University
Dept. of Drama and Dance
Aidekman 7
40 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.5654
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Noe Montez
Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Education

Ph.D., M.A. Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism, Indiana University
B.A. English/Theatre and Dance, Grinnell College

Biography

Noe Montez has been a faculty member at Tufts University since 2011, joining the Department of Drama and Dance after serving as the Cleveland Play House's Dramaturg for two seasons. Professor Montez has recently submitted his first monograph, which historicizes Argentina's post-dictatorship transitional justice policies through an exploration of the nation's theatre. He is currently launching the research that will inform a monograph-length exploration of theatricality within former detention centers across the Southern Cone. His publications include essays in Theatre Topics, Latin American Theatre Review, Texas Theatre Journal, New England Theatre Journal, The Journal of Religion and Theatre, the edited collection Public Theatres and Theatre Publics, and Celebrating Latino Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions.

Noe has presented his research for several organizations and conferences including: the American Society for Theatre Researchers, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the Latin American Studies Association, the Hemispheric Institute of Politics and Performance, the Comparative Drama Conference, the Mid-America Theatre Conference, the Latino Theatre Commons, and Situating August Wilson in the Canon and the Curriculum Conference at Howard University. He is a member of the American Society for Theatre Research Executive Committee and Conference Planner for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education's Latina/o Focus Group.

In 2012, Professor Montez directed Welcome to Arroyo's, the Department of Drama and Dance's first staging of a production written by a Latino playwright. Noe has also directed productions of Krapp's Last Tape (starring Laurence Senelick) and Footfalls. In February 2016, he directed Next to Normal. Outside of campus, Professor Montez is a freelance actor and director who has directed or performed at Cleveland Public Theatre, Theatre Ninjas, Phoenix Theatre, Sleeping Weazel, Fifth Floor Collective, and the Bloomington Playwright's Project. He currently serves on the board of directors for Sleeping Weazel Theatre and Company One Theatre.

Noe also teaches as affiliate faculty for the Consortium for Race and Diaspora, where he regularly cross-lists course with American Studies, Latin American Studies and Latino Studies. Additionally, he actively participates in the university's Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Comparative Global Humanities as well as the Initiative on Mass Atrocities and Genocide.

Professor Montez received the Faculty Multicultural Service Award in 2016, was appointed as a Faculty Fellow with the Center for Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) for the 2015-2016 academic term, and was designated as a Neubauer Faculty Fellow in 2012-2013.

Courses Taught

DR 4 Modern and Postmodern Drama
DR 39 Contemporary American Theatre
DR 51 Latino Theatre and Film
DR 65 Sport as Performance