DeRon S. Williams

DeRon S. Williams (he/him) is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Loyola University Chicago, a scholar, and a freelance dramaturg and director. He also serves as the dramaturgy mentor at Loyola University Chicago. His dramaturgy credits include Toni Stone (Goodman); Trouble in Mind, Boulevard of Bold Dreams (Timeline Theatre); and Anon(ymous) (Middle Tennessee State). His directing and associate directing credits include The Lil’ Flo and Big Moe Show! (Hartford Stage); Trouble in Mind (Timeline Theatre); Jump, Aladdin Jr.Mulan Jr.Leftoevers (Kennedy Center). As a scholar of African American theatre, drama, performance, and directing techniques and pedagogies, Williams is co-editing the forthcoming edited volume Contemporary Black Theatre & Performance: Acts of Rebellion, Activism, and Solidarity as a part of the Agitations: Politics, Text, Performance series that accentuates the expansiveness of Black theatre and performance and how the usage of conventional and nonconventional performance techniques persist to function as a vehicle of activism. He has published in The Journal of American Drama and Theatre and Continuum: The Journal of African Diaspora Drama. Williams is also working on two new book projects. He received a BA in Theatre from Albany State University (GA), an MA in Arts Administration from Eastern Michigan University, and a Ph.D. in Theatre at Texas Tech University.