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Jordan Schildcrout

Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance

Jordan Schildcrout is a theatre scholar, dramaturg, and teacher who serves as the chair for the BA Program in Theatre & Performance.

More About Me

After graduating from Yale University, Dr. Schildcrout 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. He joined the faculty of SUNY Purchase in 2011.

Representative Courses

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

Publications

Dr. Schildcrout’s books include In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays (Routledge) and Murder Most Queer (University of Michigan Press). He also edited and wrote the foreword for the premiere publication of a “lost” play from the gay liberation era: Tubstrip by Jerry Douglas (Chelsea Station Editions).

In addition to his chapter on “Drama and the New Sexualities” in the Oxford Handbook of American Drama, Dr. Schildcrout’s articles on LGBTQ theatre and representation have appeared in Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Journal of American Culture, and Journal of Popular Culture.

Exhibitions / Performances

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 recent professional credits include And Baby Makes Seven by Paula Vogel (New Ohio Theatre) and Veritas by Stan Richardson (The Representatives).