E. B. Hunter

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E. B.
Last name: 
Hunter
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E. B. Hunter is a PhD candidate in Northwestern University’s Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama, where she researches interactive spectatorship. In addition to her theoretical work, Hunter is the founder of Fabula(b), a theatre and computational design lab housed at The Garage, Northwestern’s start-up incubator. The lab recently shipped Something Wicked, a combat video game adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and is currently adapting a Greek tragedy for Microsoft’s HoloLens. Hunter’s previous projects include an online pitch curriculum for Northwestern’s Delta Lab and an online ecosystem for musicians. She has been a Segal Design Research Council Fellow, a Mellon Fellow, the founder of a theatre company at an Alabama blast furnace, a screenwriter, the head of development for an independent film company in New York, and a classroom teacher. She holds an MFA in dramaturgy from Columbia University and a BA in English and psychology from the University of Michigan.

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E. B. Hunter is a PhD candidate in Northwestern University’s Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama. Her research analyzes interactive spectatorship in contemporary adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays. In addition to her critical work, Hunter is the founder of Fabula(b), an interdisciplinary theatre and computational research lab at Northwestern. The lab’s current projects include Something Wicked, a combat video game adaptation of Macbeth, and Bitter Wind, a holographic/mixed reality adaptation of Agamemnon for Microsoft’s HoloLens.

Hunter is the recipient of two Northwestern research grants, a Mellon Classics Cluster Fellowship, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference scholarship, and the Northwestern Fellowship in Leadership. Her digital projects are supported by a Segal Design Research Council Fellowship, a grant from Northwestern’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts, and a competitive residency at Northwestern’s innovation incubator, The Garage. She is active in Northwestern’s Public Humanities Colloquium.

Before coming to Northwestern, Hunter started a theatre company at a restored blast furnace in Birmingham, Alabama, earning a Grant to Individual Artists from the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham. She helped pilot the Cultural Alliance’s artist-as-educator residency, and for three years was an adjunct professor of theatre at Samford University. Hunter holds an MA in theatre and drama from Northwestern, an MFA in dramaturgy from Columbia University, and a BA from the University of Michigan in English and psychology. Outside of academia, she has worked as a screenwriter and as the head of development for an independent film company in New York City.

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