Chrystyna Dail, PhD teaches Theatre Studies Foundations, History of the Theatre I and II, US Social Activist Performance, Senior Seminar, and the Theatre Studies Capstone in the Department of Theatre Arts. Her research interests include US social activist performance, labor theatre, 20th century Ukrainian-American performance, and the representation of witches in performance.
Her book, Stage for Action: U.S. Social Activist Theatre in the 1940s, is part of the Theater in the Americas series published through Southern Illinois University Press. Her chapter, "Driving Race Work: the UAW, Detroit, and Discrimination for Everybody!" is included in the edited collection Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor. Additionally, her chapter on Margo Jones is included in Volume 1 of the eight-volume book series, The Great North American Stage Directors published through Methuen Drama. She is currently writing a book about witches and witchcraft on US stages during the 19th and 20th centuries.
She has presented her research at ATHE, ASTR, IFTR, MATC, ALA, and SEA and has published with the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Theatre History Studies, Arthur Miller Journal, Theatre Journal, Theatre Annual as well as Performing Arts Resources.
Chrystyna is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Spring 2021 Office Hours: Mondays from 1:30 - 3:30 and by appointment
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