Annette J. Saddik is Professor of Theatre and English at the City University of New York, teaching in the CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Program in Theatre and the English Department at New York City College of Technology (CUNY). Her area of specialization is twentieth- and twenty-first-century drama and performance, particularly the work of Tennessee Williams. She is the author of two books and one edited collection: Contemporary American Drama (2007), an exploration of the postmodern performance of American identity on the stage since World War Two; The Politics of Reputation: The Critical Reception of Tennessee Williams’ Later Plays (1999), which was the first full-length study of Williams’ late (post-1961) plays; and Tennessee Williams: The Traveling Companion and Other Plays (2008), a collection of Williams’ previously unpublished late plays that she edited and introduced. She has published essays on various dramatists in journals such as Modern Drama, The Drama Review (TDR), North Carolina Literary Review, Études Théâtrales, South Atlantic Review, Tennessee Williams Annual Review, and Valley Voices, as well as numerous critical anthologies and encyclopedias of theater history. Dr. Saddik is working on a new book on Williams, The Strange, The Crazed, The Queer: Tennessee Williams' Late Plays and the Theater of Excess. In addition to the work of twentieth- and twenty-first-century dramatists, her research interests include women’s performance art, burlesque/neo-burlesque performance, and European cabaret. She serves on the editorial boards of the journals Theatre Topics and the Tennessee Williams Annual Review.