Andrew Sofer is a Professor of English at Boston College. His books include The Stage Life of Props(Honorable Mention, ASTR Barnard Hewitt Award); Wave (Finalist, Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize); and Dark Matter: Invisibility in Drama, Theater, and Performance (Honorable Mention, ATHE Outstanding Book Award; Finalist, TLA Freedley Memorial Award). His current book project is Inside the Wonder Machine: A Brief Phenomenology of Theatre. Andrew's essays have appeared in Theatre Journal, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Modern Drama, Comparative Drama, English Literary Renaissance, The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theatre, The Blackwell Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama, and elsewhere. His awards for poetry and criticism include ASTR's inaugural Oscar G. Brockett Prize for the best essay in theatre research. He has been English Alumni Lecturer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; McElroy Shakespeare Lecturer at Loyola University, Chicago; IPTD Distinguished Lecturer at Northwestern University; and Donald Justice Scholar in Poetry at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Andrew holds an MFA in Directing and has directed numerous plays. He has taught at the Mellon School since 2012.