"The internet is an extension of us that we control, not the other way around."
Magda Romanska’s research focuses on the intersection of theatre and transmedia, including multiplatform dramaturgy, human/AI interaction in performance, and posthuman theatre and performance. She is the founder of drametrics, a quantitative, computational analysis of dramatic texts.
She is a Professor of Theatre at Emerson College in Boston, MA, a Research Associate at the Center for European Studies and Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, and the Chair of Transmedia Arts Seminar at Harvard University Mahindra Humanities Center, where she curates a series of lectures on transmediality. She serves on the advisory board of DigitalTheatre+, and is a member of Leonardo, International Society for The Arts, Sciences and Technology.
She is also the Founder, Executive Director, and Editor-in-Chief of TheTheatreTimes.com, the largest global digital theatre portal. In 2019, she also launched Performap.org – an interactive digital map of theatre festivals, funded through Yale Digital Humanities Lab and LMDA Innovation Grant; and IOTF: International Online Theatre Festival – a year streaming global theatre event. In 2021, the IOTF won a second-place Culture Online International Award for “Best Online Project,” chosen among 452 projects from 20 countries.
She is the author or editor of five critically acclaimed scholarly books, and a recipient of 2021 Mass Council Artist Fellowship for Dramatic Writing, and Apothetae and Lark Theatre Playwriting Fellowship from Time Warner Foundation, as well as the winner of the 2018 Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy. Romanska has taught courses on theatre and transmedia at Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, Cornell University, and Emerson College.