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 the eight-volume book series, The Great North American Stage Directors published through Methuen Drama. She is currently writing a book about theatrical stagings of the Salem witchcraft crisis by female-identifying artists .
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.
Fall 2022 Office Hours: Tuesdays from 1:00 - 3:00 and by appointment. I'm happy to meet with you in person during my weekly office hours or on Zoom by appointment: Chrystyna Dail's Office Hours