Joyce Lu


Pomona, Assistant Professor, Theater
Office: Seaver 114, Pomona College
Phone: 909-607-4385

Research Interest:

Asian and Asian-American, transnational, and intercultural performance; Acting; Applied Theater; Dance; Feldenkrais Method


Ph.D. in Performance Studies, University of California, Berkeley
MFA in Asian Performance, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
BA in Theater and Studio Art, Occidental College


  • Basic Acting: Acting for Social Change
  • Applied Theater: Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback Theatre
  • Staging Our Stories: Contemporary Asian American Drama
  • The Moving Body: Strategies for Awareness and Efficiency in Daily Life, Sport, and the Performing Arts
  • The Poetics of Performance
  • Race and Contemporary American Drama
  • Living Art in Los Angeles: Southern California Performance Art

Selected Publications/Performances:

  • Dancer, Of Land and Sky, Dir. Prumsodun Ok, New Original Works Festival, REDCAT, Los Angeles, 2012
  • Dancer, Kalpa, Dir. Hirokazu Kosaka & Oguri, Opening event for Performance Festival of Pacific Standard Time, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2012
  • “Tribal Fever,” American Theatre. May/June 2005