Ian Watson is Chair of the Department as well as Coordinator of the Theater and Television Media Arts Programs. Professor Watson teaches classes in theater history, theater theory, introduction to theater, acting and directing.
He is the author of Towards a Third Theatre: Eugenio Barba and the Odin Teatret (Routledge, 1993, 1995) and Negotiating Cultures: Eugenio Barba and the Intercultural Debate (Manchester University Press, 2002).
He edited Performer Training Across Cultures (Harwood/Routledge, 2001), and has also published numerous articles on theatre in journals such as The Drama Review, New Theatre Quarterly, The Latin American Theatre Review, Asian Theatre Journal, Latin American Theatre Review, and Gestos. He is on the editorial board of New Theatre Quarterly.