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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 was recognized with the University Professor Teaching Award.

Dr. Schildcrout’s most recent publications include articles on theatre of the gay liberation era in the Journal of American Drama and Theatre and Modern Drama. He is the author of the book Murder Most Queer (University of Michigan Press), “Drama and the New Sexualities” in the Oxford Handbook of American Drama (Oxford University Press), and contextual material in Intermeddlers: The Censorship of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour (Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications), as well as other articles in Theatre Journal, The Journal of American Culture, and The Journal of Popular Culture.

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. Other 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.

His current book project is a cultural history of Broadway’s longest-running plays.

Representative Courses

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