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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 joined the Drama and Dance faculty in 2011 after serving as Dramaturg for the Cleveland Play House. His monograph Memory, Transitional Justice, and Theatre in Postdictatorship Argentina considers how theatre, as a site of activism, can produce memory narratives that change the public's reception to governmental policies on human rights violations. Professor Montez's 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. He is also the co-editor of Theatre Topics.

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 Latinx 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 Focus Group Representative of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education's Latinx, Indigenous, and the Americas 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
DR 221 Theatre Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Professional Development
DR 260 Contemporary Latin American Performance
DR 261 Foundations and Future of Latinx Performance
DR 262 Modern and Postmodern Dramatic Theory