Thomas Riccio is Professor of Performance Studies and Artistic Director of Story Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas, working in the Institute for Interactive Arts & Engineering.
He has an MFA from Boston University, and has held a number of University and theatre positions over the years. The director of over 100 stage plays, he is also a prolific researcher whose articles have appeared in numerous journals. His plays have been produced in the United States and internationally and he is a recipient of numerous grants and awards.
Contribution to South African theatre and performance
He has written up his African experiences and produced a number of articles and books on theatre and performance in Africa and Southern Africa, including:
Riccio, Thomas 2007. Performing Africa: Remixing Tradition, Theatre, and Culture. New York: Peter Lang.
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