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Barbora Příhodová



Barbora Příhodová is a researcher, teacher, and curator in theatre studies. Her research focuses on design and space in performance, and her work bridges the United States and Europe. Born in the Czech Republic, she currently lives in the Philadelphia area and teaches at Villanova University. Recently, she has started working on the project “Digital Archive of Theatre in Philadelphia” with Dr. Michael Kaufmann from Temple University for which she curates the experimental collection of devised theatre. She is one of the curators of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ Talks, 2019), the world’s largest event focused on performance design and space. She has published essays and book reviews in catalogues and peer-reviewed journals including Theatre Design & Technology, Performance Research, and Theatralia. She holds an M.A. in Theatre Studies and English Language and Literature, and Ph.D. in History and Theory of Theatre, from Masaryk University, Czech Republic. She is a recipient of Fulbright Research Fellowship (2010) and the Short-Term Research Fellowship at the New York Public Library (2013), and she was selected to participate in Mellon Summer School of Theatre and Performance Research at Harvard University (2013). www.barboraprihodova.com