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Bess Rowen

Bess Rowen is a theater theorist, historian, and practitioner. Her work focuses on “affective stage directions,” which are stage directions written in ways that engage the physical and emotional responses of future theater makers. Her first book, The Lines Between the Lines: How Stage Directions Affect Embodiment, was published by the University of Michigan Press in October 2021. She is an Actors’ Equity Association member and currently works as an Intimacy Choreographer.