Brian Schultis

Brian Schultis

Title: Senior Lecturer
Dept/Program: School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration
Phone: 330-972-7948
Fax: 330-972-7892


Brian Schultis practices and researches performer training, embodied and performative relations to environments and materials, and embodied practice as a way of generating knowledge. His doctoral research built theory around Jerzy Grotowski’s Paratheatre and Theatre of sources periods by applying the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari among others. The practical arm of this research, The Sojourner Project investigated performative meetings in relation to landscapes based on travel and transition. Brian was an apprentice from 2009-2012 with the Akron, Ohio, based New World Performance Laboratory. His publications include book reviews on Grotowski related books in Studies in Theatre and Performance and New Theatre Quarterly, and a contribution to a special section in the Anthropology journal The Unfamiliar. Brian is a collaborator in the interdisciplinary project Walking Threads, which uses embodied interactions with threads to investigate perception and thought. His research is turning increasingly towards threads and textiles. Most recently, he co-led a project on weaving and embodied environmental interaction for the Cabbage School – a new experimental education initiative in Asheville, North Carolina USA, with which he is involved.


  • Bachelor of Arts: Bennington College, Bennington, VT 2008
  • M.A. in Theatre Studies, Kent State University, Kent OH 2011
  • PhD in Drama, the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK 2016


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