Michael Jaros

Michael Jaros

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 35 Loring Ave-104
Phone: 978-542-6719
Email: michael.jaros@salemstate.edu
Resume: Michael Jaros [DOC 77KB]

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1212 01 ENL282 World Drama
1228 01 ENL381 Modern Drama II
1235 01 ENL480 Twentieth Century British Drama
2784 01 ENL245H Literature and the Humanities

Professional Biography

Michael Jaros received his PhD in Drama and Theatre from the University of California, San Diego in June of 2008, where he also worked as a dramaturg in the professional theatre training program as well as at the San Diego Repertory Theatre.  His research focuses primarily on 20th century Irish culture in performance. He also holds a MPhil from Trinity College, Dublin in Irish Theatre and Film, and an MA in Theatre History from the University of Texas at Austin.  He primarily teaches dramatic literature, Irish literature, and composition, as well as in the English Graduate and SSU honors programs. He is currently the faculty advisor to Salem State's Student Theatre Ensemble (STE), and has also worked with the the SSU theatre department as a dramaturg.   

Selected Publications


"Spectres of Connolly: The Non-Stop Connolly Show Reconsidered." Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practices. Ed Charlotte McIvor and Siobhan O'Gorman. Dublin: Carysfort, 2015.

In print:

Boxed Rituals: Eamon de Valera, Television, and Talbot’s Box.” The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance, and the Historical Imagination. Ed. Mary Caulfield and Christopher Collins.  London: Palgrave, 2014.

“Image Makers and Their Discontents: Lady Gregory and the Abbey Theatre Audience.” Theatre Symposium. Vol. 20 (2012): 56-66. 

"Broken Narratives, Performing Ruins: Beckett, Yeats and the Dramatic Landscape of Catastrophe." Staging Thought: Essays on Irish Theatre, Scholarship and Practice. Ed. Rhona Trench. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011. 205-218.

“Actor, Aura, Theatrical Event: The Aesthetics of the Pose and the Nostalgic Impulse.” Willmar in the World. Ed. Yael Feiler, Rikard Hoogland and Kalle Westerling. Stockholm: University of Stockholm, 2007. 29-40.

“When I am Laid in the Earth: Dido and Aeneas, Nahum Tate, and Anglo-Irish Consciousness.”  Text and Presentation (2004): 35-44.

“Locating the True-Born Irishman: Patriotism, Nationalism, and Charles Macklin.”  New Voices in Irish Criticism, Vol. 3. (Feb. 2002): 63-70.


Other Publications:
Entry on “Leprechaun.”  Encyclopedia of the Fantastic in the Arts. Ed. Jeffrey Weinstock. London: Ashgate Press, 2011.


Entries on “Gabriel Byrne” and “Jim Sheridan.” ABC-CLIO Encyclopedia of Ireland and the Americas. Online. 2006.

Selected Presentations


The Weir by Connor MacPherson.  Dir. William Cunningham.  Salem State Theatre Dept, Fall 2009.
And Yet We Go On: An Evening of Beckett Shorts. Dir. Peter Sampieri.  Salem State Theatre Dept. Fall 2015.


Chalk: A Play. Dir. Michael Jaros.  Salem Arts Festival, 2015.