Dr. Wesley Longacre received his Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance from the University of Colorado-Boulder, completing his dissertation, Important ‘Things to Give Each Other’: The Politics of Thornton Wilder’s Drama in Spring 2017. He was named a Richter Scholar at Wake Forest University where he received his M.A. in English Literature and holds a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from Baylor University. He is an active theater scholar and practitioner, having recently directed productions of She Kills Monsters at CSU and area productions of Our Town, Rabbit Hole, and Red. Wesley has also served as an assistant director and dramaturg for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. He previously was an adjunct instructor of Theatre at the University of Colorado and an instructor in CSU’s Honors Program. Wesley currently serves as a regular contributor and bibliographer for The Thornton Wilder Journal and formerly as an editor for PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research. Without a doubt, Wesley’s favorite role is being spouse to Amanda and dad to his daughter Davy and son Wilder.