Rhona Justice Malloy

Rhona Justice Malloy

Professor of History & Literature

Rhona Justice-Malloy is the Editor of Theatre History Studies. She is a past president of the Mid-America Theatre Conference. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Theatre Conference and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the City Attic Theatre in New York, New York. She has served as co-producer, director, and Equity Guest Artist at the Highlands Playhouse in Highlands, North Carolina. Dr. Malloy has published essays in several national and international works on a variety of subjects, including August Wilson, Beth Henley, Alfred Jarry, Costume and Dance, Greek Theatre, Girls' Culture, Performance and Medicine, Arpad Goncz, the portrayal of mothers and daughters onstage, and Ping Chong and Company's "Secret Histories/Undesirable Elements." She is co-editor of a collection of essays about performance studies and living history published by the University of Alabama Press in 2010. She has presented her scholarly work at conferences in Greece, Italy, Spain, Poland, Belgium, and England. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors' Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Her directing credits include Pal Joey, TopDog/UnderdogThe MaidsFences, How I Learned to DriveThe Trojan WomenThe Pirates of PenzanceDie FledermausMuch Ado About NothingWell, and Blues for an Alabama Sky. She is the Audition Co-chair of the Mississippi Theatre Association and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Areas of Specialization
Performance studies, theatre history studies, performance art and medicine, Greek Theatre, girls' culture, women and theatre, Ping Chong and Company's "Undesirable Elements/Secret Histories" performance series, Hungarian statesman and playwright Arpad Goncz, acting, directing, theatre management