Maria Patrice Amon is a recent PhD in drama from UCI with emphases in Critical Theory and Chicano Studies. Her dissertation is titled “Little Girls and Legal Defendants: Theatricalization and Performances of Innocence in Modern American Culture.” She is a UC Irvine Chancellor's Fellow in drama. Maria Patrice is a dramaturg and has worked with San Diego Rep, Mo'oleo, and the University of San Deigo. She has directed and produced with Brown Bag Theatre Company. Maria Patrice holds a Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law.