Sarah Bay-Cheng is Professor of Theater at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Her research and teaching includes: modern drama, avant-garde studies, contemporary performance and theory, and intersections of technology and performance with an emphasis on digital theatre historiography. Her publications include Mapping Intermediality in Performance (co-editor, 2010), Poets at Play: An Anthology of Modernist Drama (2010), and Mama Dada: Gertrude Stein's Avant-Garde Theater (2004), as well as essays and reviews in journals such as Theater magazine, Theatre Journal, and Performance Research, among others. She is the co-author for the forthcoming book, Performance and Media: Taxonomies for a Changing Field (2015) and is currently researching her next book, Digital Historiography and Performance.
From 2005-2015, Bay-Cheng was Professor of Theatre and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University at Bualo. While at UB, she served as the Founding Director of the Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies. In 2012, Bay-Cheng created the book series Avant-Gardes in Performance with Palgrave Macmillan Press and currently co-edits the series with Martin Harries of UC Irvine. From 2010-2013, she served as Performance Review Editor for Theatre Journal, and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism as well as a member of the editorial boards for the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Theatre Research in Canada, and the ASAP/Journal for the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. She is a current member of the Board of Directors for Performance Studies International (PSi) and serves on the Executive Committee for the International Society for Intermediality Studies, in addition to various capacities within the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). In 2015, she created the Digital Research and Scholarship ASTR Member Group. Bay-Cheng received her PhD in Theatre with distinction from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2001 and her AB in Theatre and Film from Wellesley College in 1996.