Directors & Staff

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Sarah Neville PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of English, The Ohio State University)


Sarah Neville’s research agenda is split between three complementary elements: textual editing of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, book history, and early modern drama in performance.

She has published articles on Shakespeare, editorial theory, digital humanities, early modern scientific publishing, and dramaturgy. She is an assistant editor of the New Oxford Shakespeare, for which she edited five plays in both modern and old-spelling versions: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The First Part of Henry the Sixth, The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Julius Caesar. She is also an associate coordinating editor of the Digital Renaissance Editions, an open access project publishing electronic scholarly editions of non-Shakespearean early English drama.

Neville’s work in Shakespeare and performance is bolstered by her textual and editorial scholarship. She is the founder of the Lord Denney’s Players, an academic theatre company housed within the Department of English that is designed to explore intersections of texts, criticism and performance. Her current work on Renaissance stagecraft and “creative intimidation” explores the rapid pace with which playwrights like Shakespeare, Jonson, Beaumont, Fletcher and Middleton responded to each other’s dramaturgical innovations both onstage and in print.


Jennifer Schlueter PhD (Professor and Dean of Graduate Studies, Columbus College of Art and Design)


Dr. Schlueter is a performance maker motivated by a fascination with the limits and possibilities of the archive, and the challenges to fair use, copyright, and creative transformation that this work can engender. Her creative works, many of which transform found text into performance events, have been produced at the Little Theatre (Seattle), Cleveland Public Theatre, LexArts, American Theater Company (Chicago), Kranzberg Center (St. Louis), Grandstreet Theatre (Helena), Available Light Theatre (Columbus), the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Columbus Museum of Art, Tristan Bates (London), Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters, and on BBC Radio 4. She was named an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award winner for FY 2019. Prior to coming to CCAD, Schlueter was an Associate Professor at Ohio State University, where she founded and produced The Lab Series, a student-driven, department-nurtured performance research laboratory. There, she also served as a Project Director for the Social Change, Community Engagement, and Creative Practices Discovery Theme and a Faculty Fellow in Curriculum at the Graduate School. For more information, including material on her published scholarship and teaching awards, visit



Manuel Antonio Jacquez (PhD Candidate, Department of English, The Ohio State University)

Assistant Coordinator

Manuel Antonio Jacquez is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at The Ohio State University. His dissertation considers early modern English playwrights’ dramaturgy of visual spectacle. He is also a theater artist with paid experience as an actor, dramaturge, stage manager, and director. He is a producer for Lord Denney’s Players, and directed the company’s 2017 production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and assistant directed the 2015 production of Shakespeare’s Richard II. You can read more about his work and research at