Yana Meerzon teaches in the Department of Theatre at University of Ottawa, Canada. Her research interests are in drama and performance theory, and theatre of migration and nationalisms. Her book publications include A Path of the Character: Michael Chekhov’s Inspired Acting and Theatre Semiotics (2005) and Performing Exile - Performing Self: Drama, Theatre, Film (2012). She has co-edited several collections, such as Performance, Exile and ’America’ (2009), Adapting Chekhov: The Text and Its Mutations (2012), History, Memory, Performance (2015), and The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov (2017). A special issue of the journal Modern Drama (2018) and the volume Dramaturgy of Migration: Staging Multilingual Encounters (2019) have seen her focus on multilingualism and migration. With an ongoing interest in theatre and immigration in Canada, she edited a special issue of Theatre Research in Canada (2015) and a two-volume project published by Playwrights Canada (2019).