Dr. Jordan Schildcrout earned his B.A. in Literature from Yale University and his Ph.D. in Theatre from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He teaches courses in theatre history, theory, and dramaturgy, including seminars in LGBT Theatre and American Drama. He previously taught at Ohio University, where he was recognized with the University Professor Award and a Faculty Mentor Award.
As a dramaturg and literary manager, he worked for Manhattan Theatre Club, Adobe Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Fox/Searchlight Pictures, TOSOS II, and the Drama Desk-nominated Wash & Fold Theatre Project, which he co-founded. Recently he served as the dramaturg on Purchase College's production of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice. Other productions include William Saroyan’s The Time of Your Life, Christopher Durang’s Betty’s Summer Vacation, Bertolt Brecht’s Man Equals Man, and Paula Vogel’s And Baby Makes Seven.
Dr. Schildcrout has published articles and reviews on theatre, film, and popular culture in scholarly journals including Theatre Journal, The Journal of Popular Culture, and The Journal of American Culture. He frequently presents new scholarship at conferences of American Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the Mid-American Theatre Conference (MATC).
Published Articles:“Queer Justice: The Retrials of Leopold and Loeb on Stage and Screen”
“The Closet is a Deathtrap: Bisexuality, Duplicity, and the Dangers of the Closet in the Postmodern Thriller”
Forthcoming: “Drama and the New Sexualities: 1945-Present” in The Oxford Handbook of American Drama