About

"An artistic alchemist walking among us." –The Austin Chronicle

Jaclyn Pryor (b.1977, Evanston, Illinois) is a performance studies scholar and devised theatre practitioner. As a scholar, their primary research interests include queer theory and cultural production at the intersection of race, trauma, affect, disability, settler colonialism, transgender politics, and experimental aesthetics. Their first book, Time Slips: Queer Temporalities, Contemporary Performance, and the Hole of History, was recently published by Northwestern University Press (2017) as part of the Performance Works Series (edited by Patrick Anderson and Nicholas Ridout). Times Slips examines the capacity of performance to rewrite histories of racial and sexual violence, as well as to reveal queer futures not determined by past harm. Their next research project focuses on intergenerational trauma and chronic illness, tentatively titled After Affects, and is optioned under contract with Northwestern.

 

 

 Playa Artist Residency Program, Summer Lake, Oregon (winter 2014). Photo credit: Deborah Ford

Playa Artist Residency Program, Summer Lake, Oregon (winter 2014).
Photo credit: Deborah Ford