Sarah Bay-Cheng

Dean of the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University

Headshot of Dean Sarah Bay-Cheng.Sarah Bay-Cheng [pronounced Bay-JUNG, rhymes with “sung”] is the Dean of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University. Her research focuses on the intersections among theater, performance, and media including avant-garde film and theatre history and theory, and digital technologies in contemporary performance. Publications include Performance and Media: Taxonomies for a Changing Field (2015) and Mapping Intermediality in Performance (2010) as well as essays in Theater, Performance Research and Theatre Journal, among others. Bay-Cheng is currently the Chair of the W3C working group, Performing Arts Information Representation Community Group and a co-host for On TAP: A Theatre and Performance Studies podcast. Bay-Cheng frequently lectures internationally and in 2015 was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in Media and Cultural Studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She has served on the boards of Performance Studies international and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and is currently a member of the Executive Committee for the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). Sarah has also worked as a director and dramaturg with particular interest in intermedial collaborations and a fondness for puppetry.