Raymond A. Saraceni is a professor, dramatist, and performer who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has travelled extensively in the Caribbean over a period of many years. He holds a Ph.D. in drama from Tufts University and his work has also been published in several scholarly journals. Current research projects include an exploration of meta-theatrical performance on the early nineteenth-century Philadelphia stage, as well as a consideration of the playwrights of the Leeward Islands. He is the author of a number of original plays and adaptations, including and . He is a company member of Iron Age Theatre in Philadelphia and teaches in the Center for Liberal Education at Villanova University.