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Educational Theatre Faculty: Paul Nadler

Paul Nadler (Adjunct Assistant Professor)
Ph.D. Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center
M.A. Theatre, Hunter College
A.B. English, Oberlin College

A theatre historian, theorist, playwright, and dramaturg, Paul Nadler has taught Development of Drama and Dramatic Criticism in the Program since 1994 (he previously taught Theatre at Hunter College). Paul's scholarly interests include Greek, Renaissance, and American theatre history, drama, and theory. His essays and reviews have appeared in Modern Drama, ATQ, Theatre Journal, Theatre History Studies, Theatre Insight, and African-American Review. He has contributed articles to the Companion to Twentieth-Century Theatre, Contemporary Dramatists, Black Women in the United States, and Bloomsbury Theatre Guide. Paul has also written program notes for a number of productions, such as the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2005 Hecuba with Vanessa Redgrave. He has also organized panels and presented papers at several ATHE conventions. He wrote the first theatrical history of the original Brooklyn Academy of Music, and his dissertation, "American Theatre and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1965" uncovered a number of important works of American political drama and helped put the theatre of the Civil Rights era in its historical context. Paul's produced plays include Scrambles Amongst the Alps (winner of the John Golden Award and the ATHE Prize), and his one-acts Cabin Fever and Sight Unseen.