John Bell

John Bell est directeur du Ballard Institute et du Museum of Puppetry et professeur associé en Arts dramatiques à l’University of Connecticut. Il est un des fondateurs de la compagnie de théâtre Great Small Works et a été membre de la compagnie Bread and Puppet Theater de 1976 à 1986. Il a obtenu son doctorat en histoire du théâtre à l’université Columbia en 1993. Il est l’auteur de nombreux ouvrages et articles, portant sur l’histoire et la théorie du théâtre, notamment American Puppet Modernism (2008) et Strings, Hands, Shadows: A Modern Puppet History (2000). Il a édité Puppets, Masks, and Performing Objects (2001) et coédité, avec Dassia Posner et Claudia Orenstein, The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance (2014). Il collabore à la rédaction de Puppetry International, la revue de l’UNIMA USA, dont il est membre actif.

John Bell is the Director of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and an Associate Professor of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut.  He is a founding member of Great Small Works theater company; was a member of the Bread and Puppet Theater company from 1976 to 1986; and received his Ph.D. in Theater History from Columbia University in 1993. He is the author of many books and articles about puppet history and theory, including American Puppet Modernism (2008) and Strings, Hands, Shadows: A Modern Puppet History(2000); edited Puppets, Masks, and Performing Objects (2001); and, with Dassia Posner and Claudia Orenstein, edited The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance(2014). He is a member of UNIMA USA and a contributing editor of Puppetry International, the publication of UNIMA-USA.