Lydia Borowicz (she/her/hers) is a doctoral student and Chancellor’s Fellow in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her B.A. in Theatre with high honors from Marlboro College and her M.A. in Theatre Arts from University of Oregon, where she studied theatre as a tool for improving climate change literacy. She examines performances of futurity in the Anthropocene, and looks at performance as a site of rehearsal for living in predicted climate-changed futures. Her research interests include ecotheatre/ecodramaturgy, contemporary theatre, environmental humanities, museum studies, extinction studies, and science literacy. At UCSB, she is participating in the Interdepartmental PhD Emphasis in Environment and Society, is a member of the Environmental Justice/Climate Justice Research Hub, and participated in the University of California’s Humanities Careers in Science History, Policy, and Communication program.
Lydia has also worked with the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, and with Urbanite Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and Westport Country Playhouse. Favorite directing and dramaturgy projects include Lungs, Isaac’s Eye, Eurydice, Freak, and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?