Lesley Delmenico (Director) has taught at Grinnell since 2000. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She spent a decade as a stage and on-camera actor in Chicago, as well as a decade living outside of the United States, where she became interested in the postcolonial issues that became the subject of her dissertation. She directs and teaches acting and performance studies as well as theatre history, postcolonial and postwar British drama. Her research continues in intercultural and community-based performance, and she is currently exploring performances of reconciliation (both theatrical and in institutions like tribunals and truth and reconciliation commissions). Last summer she participated in the Southern Africa Faculty Development Seminar and received a grant that allowed her to begin work on theatrical developments in East Timor.