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Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre & Dance

Claudia W. Case

Faculty, Claudia Wilsch Case E-mail:
Phone: 718-960-8244
Office: Speech and Theatre Building, Room 110
Office Hours: By appointment requested via email
Rank: Associate Professor 
Degrees: B.A., Auburn University, Montgomery; M.F.A., D.F.A., Yale University

Claudia Wilsch Case has taught theatre history and dramatic literature at Lehman College/City University of New York and in the Theatre Ph.D. Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. She holds a doctorate in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale University and serves on the executive board of the Theatre Library Association. Her work on modern and contemporary American and German theatre has appeared in Theater magazine, Theatre Journal, the Tennessee Williams Annual Review, Theatre Symposium, Performing Arts Resources, and TheatreForum and has been presented at national and international conferences, including ATHE, ASTR, and IFTR. Dr. Case is also a professional dramaturg and published translator, and she was commissioned by Theatre Communications Group to curate “Theatre in America,” a digital humanities project that chronicles the development of the not-for-profit professional theatre field in the United States. Dr. Case loves to advise Lehman students about graduate school and internship opportunities in the performing arts.

Selected Publications

  • “Broadway Bound: La Jolla Playhouse as a Laboratory for New American Musical Theatre.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers, edited by Laura MacDonald and William Everett. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
  • “The Art and Commerce of Golden-Age American Musical Theatre: The Theatre Guild.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers, edited by Laura MacDonald and William Everett. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
  • “Theatre in America: A Timeline.” Theatre Communications Group. 2012.
  •  “Battle in Boston: Tennessee Williams’ First Professional Production.” In Tenn at One Hundred: The Reputation of Tennessee Williams, edited by David Kaplan. East Brunswick, NJ: Hansen Publishing Group, 2011: 53-74.
  • Review of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, book by Alex Timbers, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, directed by Alex Timbers, Public Theater, New York. Theatre Journal 62: (2010): 459-460.
  • “What They Really Saw: Using Archives to Reconstruct the Censored Performance of Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude.” Performing Arts Resources 26 (2008): 99-116.
  • “The Political Is Personal: Theresia Walser’s New Stage Language.” Theater 36:3 (2006): 28-41.
  • “Inventing the Heartland: The Theatre Guild, Oklahoma! and World War II.” Theatre Symposium 14 (2006): 35-47.
  • “The Frog Queen: A German (Anti) Fairy Tale.” TheatreForum 18 (2001): 57-58.