Orion Risk

Credentials: PhD Student, Interdisciplinary Theater Studies

Orion Lee Risk (they/them/he) is a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, specializing in performance studies and feminist care theory. Most generally, their work explores discourses of care in gender, communication, and performance. Orion’s practice-engaged scholarship through the UW–Madison Center for the Humanities explores virtual theatre and care between transgender people during the Covid-19 pandemic. A co-authored article for Performance Research (with Dr. Christine Garlough), investigates this research for insights into care, vulnerability, and performance. Research presentations include Performance Studies International, the Mid-America Theatre Conference, and the National Communication Association.