Thomas Sellar

Professor Adjunct of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism & Editor, THEATER


Tom Sellar, a writer, editor and curator, is Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism and Editor of Yale’s international performance journal Theater.

At the School of Drama he teaches courses on critical practice, contemporary global performance, and performance curating (in 2014). He also curates the Yale Eastern European Theater Project, supported by a grant from the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and other programs.

Under his editorship since 2003, Theater has published issues on a wide range of contemporary topics and global artists. (A complete list can be found on Sellar’s arts writing and criticism has appeared in national publications including the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, TheatreForum, and American Theatre. From 2001-2013 he was a frequent contributor to the Village Voice, covering theater and performance art nationally.

A New York City native, Sellar received his Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Fine Arts from Yale University, where he was twice awarded the John W. Gassner Memorial Prize for critical writing. He is currently completing Mind Attacks, a monograph on Richard Foreman and the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, and researching new time-based art projects.