Past Publication and Production

Visitors in Paradise

A work inspired by The Gorgeous Nothings, a cache of poem fragments by Emily Dickinson written on scraps of envelopes. Lighting by Alexander Farley. Music selections from Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four SeasonsPhotography by Jim Bush. University at Buffalo Zodiaque Dance Ensemble, spring 2016.


“Sound in Motion: Bill T. Jones Repurposes John Cage.” Critical Stages. Issue 16, December 2017. Online.


“Counterfactual Moving in Bill T. Jones’s Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The Promised Land.” Theatre Survey. Vol. 56, No. 2, May 2015. 166-186. 

Nereson Counterfactual Moving


History is Distance: Metaphor, Meaning, and Performance in Serenade/The Proposition.” The Journal of American Drama and Theatre. Vol. 26, No. 3, Winter 2014.

Nereson Metaphor Meaning Performance


“Queens ‘Campin” Onstage: Performing Queerness in Mae West’s ‘Gay Plays.'” Theatre Journal. Vol. 64, No. 4, December 2012. 513-532. Awarded the American Society for Theatre Research Gerald Kahan Scholar’s Prize.

Nereson Queens Campin’


“Embodying the Undiscussable: Documentary Methodology in Bill T. Jones’s Still/Here and the Culture Wars.” Studies in Musical Theatre. Vol. 5, No. 3, Winter 2011. 297-304.

Nereson Undiscussable


Hamilton‘s America: An Unfinished Symphony with a Stutter (Beat).” American Quarterly Vol. 68, No. 4, December 2016. 1045-1059.

Nereson Hamilton’s America


“Dance Dramaturgy in Theory and Practice.” Theatre Journal. Vol. 69, No. 1, March 2017. 103-114.

Nereson, Dance Dramaturgy in Theory and Practice 


Review: The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theatre, ed. Nadine George-Graves. The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Fall 2017. 140-142.

Nereson review of OHDT


Review: Dance on Its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies, ed. Melanie Bales and Karen Eliot. Theatre Journal. Vol. 67, No. 3, October 2015. 586-587.

Nereson Dance on Its Own Terms Review


Review: Choreographing Empathy: Kinesthesia in Performance, Susan Leigh Foster. Theatre Journal. Vol. 56, No. 3, October 2013. 442-444.

Nereson Choreographing Empathy Review


Review: Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer, Liz Lerman. Theatre Survey. Vol. 54, No. 3,  September 2013. 460-462.

Nereson Hiking the Horizontal Review