About Spencer Wilkes Fields

Spencer Wilkes Fields is a dedicated dramaturg and theatre historian who is currently pursuing his M.F.A. in Dramaturgy at Indiana University. Spencer recently completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, where he played a crucial role as the dramaturg for their Microburst Theatre Festival. This festival showcased new plays exclusively written by undergraduate students, providing Spencer with invaluable experience in working with emerging voices.

Beyond his work on new plays, Spencer has also made significant contributions as a dramaturg for a diverse range of productions, including Fiddler on the Roof, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, and The Shape of a Girl.

Apart from his theatrical pursuits, Spencer's passion for knowledge extends to the study of post-colonial francophone theatre. He has actively engaged in research and academic discourse, presenting papers at conferences such as the Mid-America Theatre Conference and the Western Conference of the Association of Asian Studies. His past research primarily focuses on Kich Noi, a genre of Vietnamese theatre, exploring its cultural significance and artistic evolution. Currently, Spencer's scholarly interests lie in examining the impact of French colonization on the theatre of western Africa.

Recent Credits

New Moves/New Directions

IU Contemporary Dance Theatre — Dramaturg

Head Over Heels

IU Theatre — Dramaturg

The At First Sight New Works Festival 2024

IU Theatre — Co-Producer

Cultural Immersion

IU Theatre — Dramaturg