Kathy Foley

Kathy Foley is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Theatre at the University of California, Santa Cruz and President of UNIMA-USA. She was editor of ASIAN THEATRE JOURNAL from 2005-2018. And was awarded the ATHE commendation for sustained excellence in editing in 2019. She is trained in Wayang Golek puppetry and Topeng mask performance of West Java and has performed at the Smithsonian, Asian Art Museum, University of Melbourne and Indonesian Wayang Festival among other places. She directs using mask and puppetry and has created plays adaptions of Farwell to Manzanar, Baba/Monkey King, and other works. She has written extensively on the performing arts of Southeast Asia , traditional and modern and has curated multiple exhibitions of masks and puppets for National Geographic Gallery, East West Center, Center for Puppetry Arts, Yale Whitney Humanities Center and others  Her work has been supported by East-West Center, Fulbright, Asian Cultural Council, Institute for Sacred Music (Yale), University of California Arts Research Institute and Committee on Research among others.