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Jordan Schildcrout

Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance

Jordan Schildcrout is associate professor of theatre and performance at Purchase College, SUNY.

After graduating from Yale University, he worked in dramaturgy and literary management with companies including 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.

He then earned his PhD in theatre from the Graduate Center of CUNY, where he also worked with CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies. As an assistant professor at Ohio University, he ran the MA program in theatre history and was recognized with the University Professor Teaching Award.

Dr. Schildcrout’s publications include the book Murder Most Queer: The Homicidal Homosexual in the American Theater (University of Michigan Press), the chapter “Drama and the New Sexualities” in the Oxford Handbook of American Drama (Oxford University Press), and contributions to the introduction and epilogue of Intermeddlers: The Censorship of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour (Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications). His articles have been published in the Journal of American Drama & Theatre, Theatre Journal, the Journal of American Culture, the Journal of Popular Culture, and the Gay and Lesbian Review.

At Purchase College, Dr. Schildcrout has served as the dramaturg on productions of Apparition by Anne Washburn and Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, both directed by Rachel Dickstein. Recent professional credits include And Baby Makes Seven by Paula Vogel (New Ohio Theatre) and the Representatives’ productions of Veritas and Private Manning Goes to Washington by Stan Richardson.

Representative Courses

  • LGBTQ Theatre & Performance
  • Hits: Broadway’s Popular Plays
  • Theatre Histories II
  • Dramaturgy
  • Junior Seminar