%asset_metadata_RSP.HonorificTitle% Sharon Mazer

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Associate Professor - Theatre and Performance Studies

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext. 6267

Email: smazer@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT University
WB Building, Level 4
Te Ara Poutama – The Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Development
Wellesley St East
Auckland Central 1010

Postal Address:
AUT
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
Auckland

Biography:

Sharon Mazer is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies in Te Ara Poutama, the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development. She earned her PhD at Columbia University in 1991, writing about Middle English Drama, after a career as a theatre director in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland, Oregon. While she is perhaps best known for her work on popular performance – in particular, for her book Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle (1998) - her current research focuses on diverse aspects of theatre and performance in Aotearoa New Zealand. She is on the editorial boards of Performance Research, Performance Paradigm and Theatre Annual.

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Mazer, S. (2018). New Hazardscapes for Old: Rupture, Resilience, Resistance. Performance Research, 23(4-5), 111-115. doi:10.1080/13528165.2018.1506547

Books

Journal articles

  • Mazer, S. (2019). That was then, this is now: Māori Performance Research Comes of Age. Te Kaharoa: The eJournal on Indigenous Pacific Issues, 13(3), 1-7. Retrieved from https://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa/article/view/248/228

  • Mazer, S. (2018). New Hazardscapes for Old: Rupture, Resilience, Resistance. Performance Research, 23(4-5), 111-115. doi:10.1080/13528165.2018.1506547

  • Mazer, S. (2018). Sharon Mazer Responds to Warden, Chow, and Laine. TDR/The Drama Review: Journal of Performance Studies, 62(2), 216-219. doi:10.1162/DRAM_c_00065

  • Mazer, S. (2018). Donald Trump Shoots the Match. TDR/The Drama Review: Journal of Performance Studies, 62(2), 175-200. doi:10.1162/DRAM_a_00713

  • Mazer, S. (2017). Donald Trump shoots the match. TDR/The Drama Review. doi:10.1162/DRAM_a_00713

  • Mazer, S. (2017). The speculative act in theatre and performance studies. Popular Entertainment Studies, 8(1), 86-91. Retrieved from https://novaojs.newcastle.edu.au/ojs/index.php/pes/index

  • Mazer, S. (2016). Book review essay. Diana Looser, Remaking Pacific Pasts: History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Theatre from Oceania (University of Hawaii Press, 2014); William Peterson, Places for Happiness: Community, Self, and Performance in the Philippines (University of Hawaii Press, 2016). Australasian Drama Studies, (69).

  • Mazer, S. (2016). Book Review. Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism. By Paige A. McGinley. Theatre Survey, 57(03). doi:10.1017/S0040557416000570

  • Baker, T. H., Mazer, S., & Looser, D. (2016). ‘The Vessel Will Embrace Us’. Performance Research, 21(2). doi:10.1080/13528165.2016.1162518

  • Mazer, S. (2016). Book Review. Disability, Public Space Performance and Spectatorship: Unconscious Performers, by Bree Hadley (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).. Performance Paradigm, 22. Retrieved from http://www.performanceparadigm.net/index.php/journal/article/view/184

  • Papesch, T. R., & Mazer, S. (2016). Breaking the stage: From Te Matatini to Footprints/Tapuwae. Te Kaharoa: The eJournal on Indigenous Pacific Issues, 9(1). Retrieved from http://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa/article/view/234/184

  • Mazer, S. (2016). Missing the drama: Staging communities without conflict. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, 30(2). doi:10.1353/dtc.2016.0011

  • Baker, T., Mazer, S., & Looser, D. (2016). 'The vessel will embrace us': Contemporary Pacific voyaging in Oceanic theatre. Performance Research, 21(2). doi:10.1080/13528165.2016.1162518

  • Mazer, S. (2016). Book review: R. Tyson Smith, Fighting for Recognition: Identity, Masculinity, and the Act of Violence in Professional Wrestling (Duke University Press, 2014). Cultural Sociology, 10(1). doi:10.1177/1749975515622121

  • Mazer, S. (2015). Book Review: The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance, edited by Dassia N Possner, Claudia Orenstein, and John Bell (London & NY: Routledge, 2014). Australasian Drama Studies, 67. Retrieved from http://www.latrobe.edu.au/

  • Mazer, S. (2015). Book Review: Theatre and Performance in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Modernities in the Global Era. By Denise Varney, Peter Eckersall, Chris Hudson, and Barbara Hatley. Studies in International Performance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Theatre Survey, 56(3). doi:10.1017/S0040557415000344

  • Mazer, S. (2015). Quake city. Performance Research, 20(3). doi:10.1080/13528165.2015.1049058

  • Mazer, S., & Papesch, T. R. (2015). But can it be Art? Kapa Haka as a contemporary indigenous performance practice. Te Kaharoa: The eJournal on Indigenous Pacific Issues, 8(1). doi:10.24135/tekaharoa.v8i1.38

  • Mazer, S. (2015). A case for creative misunderstanding. Te Kaharoa, The eJournal on Indigenous Pacific Issues, 8(1). Retrieved from http://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa/article/view/192/147

  • Mazer, S. (2014). Here as elsewhere: Thinking theatrically/acting locally. Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature, 28(1). Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/

  • Mazer, S., Rodger, V., Troon, S., Reynolds, R., A Different Light Theatre., Willis, E., & Parker, G. (2013). Reflections on theatre and performance in the (post-) earthquake zone. Australasian Drama Studies, 62. Retrieved from http://www.latrobe.edu.au/drama/ads/

  • Mazer, S. (2013). Skirting burlesque. Australasian Drama Studies, 63. Retrieved from http://www.latrobe.edu.au/

  • Mazer, S. (2011). You talkin' to me? Eavesdropping on the conversation at Te Matatini Māori performing arts festival. Performance Research, 16(2). doi:10.1080/13528165.2011.578729

Book chapters

  • Mazer, S. (2018). Introduction. In S. Mazer (Ed.), The Intricate Art of Actually Caring and Other New Zealand Plays (pp. ix-xxv). Calcutta, India: Seagull Books.

  • Mazer, S. (2017). The game of life. In B. Chow, E. Laine, & C. Warden (Eds.), Performance and professional wrestling (pp. 196-206). London & New York: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

  • Mazer, S. (2013). A national theatre in New Zealand? Why/not?. In Theatre and performance in small nations (pp. 107-122). Bristol, UK & Chicago, USA: Intellect Books. Retrieved from http://www.intellectbooks.com/

Conference contributions

  • Mazer, S. (2018). That was then, this is now: Māori Performance Research Comes of Age. In International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC 2018). Auckland: NGĀ PAE O TE MĀRAMATANGA. Retrieved from http://www.indigenousresearchconference.ac.nz/

  • Mazer, S. (2018). Populist Performance Research: From Professional Wrestling to Donald Trump. In Tales of the Un/Popular. Auckland.

  • Mazer, S. (2017). Staging populism: drawing heat from the squared circle to the bully pulpit. In Anthropology Matters! The 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Washington DC.

  • Mazer, S. (2016). Role-playing in black and white: Trans-social (dis) identifications in Aotearoa New Zealand. In American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). Minneapolis.

  • Mazer, S. (2016). Performing New Zealand: Welcoming the World to the 2011 Rugby World Cup. In Un/Popular Narratives. .

  • Mazer, S. (2016). See no evil: 'Marama' and the poetics of deforestation in the South Pacific. In Performing Climates: Performance Studies International (PSi #22). Melbourne.

  • Mazer, S. (2016). New Hazardscapes for Old. In Resilience: Revive, Restore, Reconnect - Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. Toowoomba.

  • Mazer, S. (2016). Consuming Culture / Cannibal Capitalism. In Food/Love/God: A Tri-thematic Symposium on Popular Culture. Auckland University of Technology.

  • Mazer, S. (2015). Enemies Like Us. In American Society for Theatre Research, Indigenous Performance Working Group. Portland, Oregon.

  • Mazer, S. (2015). From Waka to Haka: Performative Voyaging in the 21st Century. In Performance Studies International / Oceanic Performance Biennial. Rarotonga.

  • Mazer, S. (2015). Acting (as) Maori. In Australasian Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. Sydney.

  • Mazer, S. (2015). Fixing the Fluid Identity in Indigenous Performance. In The Asian Conference on Arts and Cultures. Bangkok.

  • Mazer, S. (2014). Maori performance objects. In American Society for Theatre Research. Baltimore, MD.

  • Mazer, S., Falkenberg, P., & Parker, G. (2014). After the Quakes: Restoration or Radical Restart?. In Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. Wellington. Retrieved from http://www.adsa.edu.au/

Edited books/volumes

Other outputs

  • Wilson, J., & Mazer, S. (2017). Te Waharoa. Whiria ngā tangata: Weave the people together. In MAI Review (Iss. 2). doi:10.20507/MAIJournal.2017.6.2.10

  • Mazer, S. (2016). Ka Haka Empowering Performance: Maori and Indigenous Performance Studies Symposium - Te Kaharoa Special Issue. Retrieved from http://tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa

  • Mazer, S. (2016). Introduction to Ka Haka empowering performance: Maori and Indigenous performance studies symposium. In Te Kaharoa.


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