KHALID AMINE is Professor of Performance Studies at Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetouan, Morocco. He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Interweaving Performance Cultures, Free University, Berlin, Germany (2008-2010). Since 2006, he has been President of the International Centre for Performance Studies (ICPS) in Tangier, Morocco. Among his published books areFields of Silence in Moroccan Theatre and Dramatic Art and the Myth of Origins: Fields of Silence.
MARVIN CARLSON is Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre, Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies at the Graduate Centre, CUNY, USA. He has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens, Greece,the ATHE Career Achievement Award, the ASTR Distinguished Scholarship Award, the George Jean Nathan Award and the Calloway Prize.