D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson is an Assistant Professor of African American Theatre and Dramatic Literature in the Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University, Sacramento, CA. Dr. Forbes-Erickson is the founder and artistic director of the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble. Her research includes theatre practice-as-research, theatre history, literature, text, criticism, and theory with expertise in African American, Caribbean, and Latin American theatres. Her scholarship focuses on the Black performing body, feminisms, masquerade, race and theatricality. Dr. Forbes-Erickson has taught theatre in the Department of Pan-African Studies, Kent State University in Ohio, USA, and at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Forbes-Erickson earned her doctorate in Theatre: Performance as Public Practice from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and holds a BA (Hons.) degree in Theatre Design from the University of the Arts, London – Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, England.

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