Robert Bray is the founding editor of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review and the founding director of the Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference. He is the coauthor (with Barton Palmer) of Hollywood’s Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America (2009) and author-editor of Tennessee Williams and His Contemporaries (2007). Bray also coedited (with Palmer) Modern American Drama on Screen (2013) and Modern British Drama on Screen (2013). A professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University, he has written dozens of essays and entries on Williams’s work.
The late Linda Dorff was Assistant Professor of Theatre History, Theory and Criticism in the School of Theatre at the University of Houston. She received her Ph.D. from New York University in 1997. In addition to editing a book of interviews, Working with Tennessee, she produced and directed a documentary film for public television entitled Tennessee Williams' Dragon Country: The Late Plays. She was Advisor to the Hartford Stage Company's decade-long Tennessee Williams Marathon.
R. Barton Palmer, editor of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review, is Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature and director of the World Cinemas program at Clemson University. He is the general editor of book series at six academic presses, including Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture. His works on film adaptation include Modern American Drama on Screen (2013) and Modern British Drama on Screen (2013), both coedited with Robert Bray. He is the coauthor (with Bray) of Hollywood’s Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America (2009). His latest film book is Shot on Location: Postwar Hollywood’s Exploration of Real Space (2016).
Michael Paller is dramaturg and director of humanities for the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and also teaches in their M.F.A. acting conservatory. Since joining A.C.T. in August 2005, he has dramaturged more than thirty mainstage productions and several readings in A.C.T.’s First Look series of new work, including plays by Ping Chong, José Rivera, Lillian Groag, and Philip Kan Gotanda. He has been a dramaturg and literary manager at several theatres, including the George Street Playhouse, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, the Long Wharf Theatre, the Roundabout Theatre, and others. He is the author of Gentlemen Callers: Tennessee Williams, Homosexuality and Mid-20th Century Drama (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005) and Tennessee Williams: The Playwright in Context (Smith & Kraus, 2010), as well as several essays on Williams’s work.
Gilbert Debusscher is Professor of English and American Literature and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Brussels in Belgium. He is the author or editor of books and articles on Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams, Jack Richardson, Edward Bond, Willy Russell, and avant-garde drama.
Brian Parker is emeritus professor of English at the University of Toronto, where he has also served as director of graduate English studies, dean of arts, and vice provost of Trinity College. His wide ranging scholarship includes books and articles on Elizabethan drama and the works of Tennessee Williams.
Jacqueline O’Connor is a professor of English at Boise State University. She is the author of Documentary Trial Plays in Contemporary American Theater (2013) and Dramatizing Dementia: Madness in the Plays of Tennessee Williams.