Chrystyna Dail teaches Introduction to Theatre, History of the Theatre I and II, and Theories of Comedy and Tragedy in the Department of Theatre Arts. Her research interests include social activist performance, the intersections of race and politics in performance during the Cold War, 20th century Ukrainian theatre, and witchcraft on the American stage. Her most recent publication, “Radical Economics for the ‘Ordinary American’: Arthur Miller’s That They May Win,” was published by the Journal of American Drama and Theatre in spring 2011. She has presented her research at ATHE, ASTR, IFTR, MATC, ALA, and SEA. She was the lead archivist for the collection of Broadway lighting designer Peggy Clark at the Library of Congress between 2004 and 2007 and serves as the conference coordinator for the American Theatre and Drama Society at the Comparative Drama Conference. She is currently working on a book-length manuscript of the 1940s social activist performance group, Stage For Action.
Chrystyna is a member of Actors’ Equity Association as well as a director and choreographer. During her ten year stint in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region she performed with Signature Theatre, Keegan Theatre, and American Century Theatre as well as various regional and touring companies.