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Vivian Appler

College of Charleston
Associate Professor
Vivian Appler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Charleston where she teaches history, devising, and feminist theatre. Her research interests include science and performance, practice-as-research, puppetry and mask, and activist theatre. She has published articles and chapters in Theatre History Studies, Global Performance Studies, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Comparative Drama, and the Routledge Guide to Jacques Lecoq. She is currently developing a monograph about women performing science. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. from Queen Mary, University of London, and a certificate from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Vivian has extensive practical experience in devised and physical theatre. She has acted, directed, devised, and designed puppets in Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Pittsburgh, PA. She is a former fellow of Fulbright IIE (2010-11) and the Huntington Library (2015). Her science-integrative plays and performances include “Parallel Passengers: On Marriage and Spacetime” (2010), Particle Play: A Romance for Quarks, Strings, and Other Things (2011), and In the Still of the Night: Andromeda’s Dark Stuff (2013). “That which We Call A Rose” is funded by NASA’s South Carolina Space Grant Consortium.