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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


Dr. Schildcrout is the author of the book Murder Most Queer (University of Michigan Press) and the chapter “Drama and the New Sexualities” in the Oxford Handbook of American Drama (Oxford University Press). His articles on LGBTQ representation have addressed topics ranging from the Stonewall Riots to The Muppet Show.

He recently edited and wrote the foreword for the premiere publication of a “lost” play from the gay liberation era: Tubstrip by Jerry Douglas.

His new book In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays will be published by Routledge in Fall 2019.

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).