Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is a professor of theatre at Loyola Marymount University. He is also a professional actor and director. Among several other books, he is the author of The Athenian Sun in an African Sky and Black Dionysus: Greek Tragedy and African American Theatre. He also researches and writes on Asian theatre, African theatre, and cross-cultural theatre. He is the director of the Comparative Drama Conference. Alycia Smith-Howard is an Assistant Professor at New York University in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she is the Artistic Director of the Gallatin Arts Festival. She received both her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, and has taught at Mount Holyoke College, Trinity College and Berea College. Smith-Howard is an accomplished director, has published several articles, and is the book reviews editor for The New England Theatre Journal. She has two books in progress: a co-authored volume entitled Tennessee Williams A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Life, Works and Times (Facts on File, 2004) and Shakespeare at The Other Place (Ashgate, 2004). A Fellow of the Folger Shakespeare Library her areas of teaching interest include Shakespeare studies, modern drama, feminist theatre aesthetics, directing, dramaturgy, performance studies, 19th Century studies, literature and drama of the south, cultural studies and gender studies.