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Tufts University
Dept. of Theatre, Dance,
and Performance Studies
Aidekman 5
40 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.5654
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Noe Montez
Associate 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 is the author of Memory, Transitional Justice, and Theatre in Postdictatorship Argentina. The book 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. In keeping with his research on theatre and performance collaborations with non-profit and for-profit organizations. Dr. Montez is currently writing a book about Black activism in contemporary American sports. He is also the author of the forthcoming translation of Argentine playwright Santiago Loza's work, titled Nothing to Do with Love and Other Plays, (co-edited with Loza and Samuel Buggeln). Other publications include essays in Theatre Topics, Theatre History Studies, American Theatre, Latin American Theatre Review, Texas Theatre Journal, New England Theatre Journal, Howlround, 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.

Professor Montez is deeply engaged in research about graduate education in Theatre and Performance Studies. He is currently conducting a study about the career trajectories and job placement patterns of every Theatre and Performances Studies PhD produced in the United States from 2011 to present. He also chairs the American Society for Theatre Research's New Paradigms in Graduate Education subcommittee and serves as the Association for Theatre in Higher Education's Vice President for Professional Development.

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 Modern Language Association, the American Studies Association, 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.

In 2012, Dr. Montez directed Welcome to Arroyo's, the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies' first staging of a production written by a Latino playwright. Noe has also directed productions of Krapp's Last Tape, Footfalls, Next to Normal, and An Enemy of the People on the Tufts campus. Outside of campus, He 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 Boston's 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 Latinx Studies. Montez received a grant from the American Society for Theatre Research for his work convening the 4th Symposium on PhD Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies, Tufts Innovates and Tufts Collaborates grants for his work on academic job markets outside of the professoriate, the Mid-America Theatre Conference Robert A. Schanke Award, the Tufts Faculty Multicultural Service Award, a Neubauer Faculty Fellowship in 2012-2013, and a fellowship with the Center for Humanities at Tufts from 2015-2016.

Courses Taught

DR 4 Modern and Postmodern Drama
DR 39 Contemporary American Theatre
DR 51 Latinx Theatre and Film
DR 65 Sport as Performance
DR 220 Graduate Research Methods
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