Josette Féral is a full professor in the Drama Department of the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she has taught since 1981. She was vice-president of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) from 1995 until 1999 and its president from 1999 to 2003. Her publications include Teatro, Teoria y practica: mas alla de las fronteras; Mise en scène et jeu de l'acteur, volumes I and II, which deal with many European as well as North American stage directors; Rencontres avec Ariane Mnouchkine (1995) and Trajectoires du Soleil (1999) on Mnouchkine’s work; and La culture contre l'art: essai d'économie politique du théâtre (1990). She has edited several books on the theory of the theater, the most recent ones being Theatricality (special issue of Substance, 2002), Mnouchkine und das Théâtre du Soleil, L’École du jeu, former ou transmettre and Les chemins de l’acteur (Montréal, 2001). Her essays on the theory of theater in Canada, the United States and Europe have appeared in The Drama Review, Modern Drama, The French Review, Discourse, Theaterschrift, Poétique, Cahiers de théâtre Jeu, SubStance, Théâtre/Public, Gestos and Teatro del Sur.