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Dorothy Chansky

Adjunct Lecturer (Dramatic Literature)




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Dorothy Chansky is the author of Losing It: Staging the Cultural Conundrum of Dementia and Decline in American Theatre (Palgrave 2023); Kitchen Sink Realisms: Domestic Labor, Dining, and Drama in American Theatre (Iowa 2015); and Composing Ourselves: The Little Theatre Movement and the American Audience (Southern Illinois 2004).  She is immediate past Vice President of Publications for the American Society for Theatre Research; a past president of the American Theatre and Drama Society; a past editor of Theatre Annual; and a past book review editor of Theatre Journal.  Her work has appeared in Theatre Survey, Theatre History Studies, TDR, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Theatre Journal, and Modern Drama.  She writes criticism for New York Theatre Wire.  Ph.D. in Performance Studies, NYU; M.A. in Theatre, The Catholic University of America; B.A. in English, Smith College.