Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

‎16 Tammuz 5784 | ‎22/07/2024

Scroll to top

Top

Performance and Jewish Heritage Tourism, with Dr. Mechele Leon

<strong>Performance and Jewish Heritage Tourism, with Dr. Mechele Leon</strong>

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is performance studies and how is it related to tourism?

Dr. Mechele Leon is Professor of Theatre at the University of Kansas, where she teaches theatre history, dramatic theory, acting, and directing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She served as Chairperson of the Department of Theatre there from 2012 to 2017 and as Artistic Director of the University Theatre from 2009 to 2012. She is a scholar of theatre and performance, as well as a director and performer.

Dr. Leon lived in France from 1996-2001, where she taught theatre history, theory, and acting at the American University of Paris and held a post as lecturer in English at the University of Paris.

Her current research focuses on performance and tourism, with specific interest in Jewish heritage tourism, and representations of genealogy.