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David Krasner
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Tufts University
Dept. of Drama and Dance
Jackson 109
40 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.3524
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David Krasner
Visiting Professor
African American Theatre


David Krasner, a Jumbo alum, received his Ph. D. at Tufts University in 1996. Since then he has been the Head of the Graduate Directing Program at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; Director of Undergraduate Theatre Studies and Associate Professor at Yale University; Head of the Acting Program and Associate Professor at Emerson College; and Dean of the School of the Arts at Dean College. He is the author/editor of eleven books, ranging from African American Theatre, American Drama and Theatre, Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre and Philosophy, the Practice of Acting and Acting Theory, and a two-volume History of Modern Drama, from Ibsen to Sarah Kane. He has written forty scholarly articles and over seventy-five book and theatre reviews. He has been co-editor of the University of Michigan Press's distinguished series, Theater: Theory/Text/Performance, since 2006. He has served on the editorial advisory boards of Theatre Journal, African American Review, Stanislavsky Studies, Theatre Survey, Theatre Annual, Text & Presentation, and the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. As a professional actor he is a member of SAG, AFTRA, and Actors Equity. He has twice received the Errol Hill Award from the American Society for Theatre Research and is the 2008 recipient of the Betty Jean Jones Award from the American Theatre and Drama Society.