I am Associate Professor of Theater in the Dept. of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College, City University of New York. My research focuses on Yiddish theater and drama, theatrical travel, artistic networks, and immigrant theater.
My book, Yiddish Empire: The Vilna Troupe, Jewish Theater, and the Art of Itinerancy, was published by University of Michigan Press in 2018. Yiddish Empire received awards from the Theatre Library Association and the Modern Language Association. My writing has also appeared in Theatre Survey, Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, Comparative Drama, New England Theatre Journal, Performance Research, Pakn Treger, and American Theatre Magazine.
I am currently working on a new biography of Molly Picon and an edited collection entitled The Dybbuk Century: The Jewish Play That Possessed The World, co-edited with Rachel Merrill Moss (under contract with University of Michigan Press, forthcoming 2022).
With Joel Berkowitz, I co-founded The Digital Yiddish Theatre Project, a research collective that applies digital tools to the study of Yiddish theater. I am also a director, dramaturg, and theater translator.