Chrystyna Dail

Chrystyna Dail

Associate Professor, Department of Theatre Arts
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

Specialty:Theatre History
Phone:(607) 274-3924
Office:033 Dillingham Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

Chrystyna Dail teaches Introduction to Theatre, History of the Theatre I and II, U.S. Social Activist Performance: History and Praxis, Senior Seminar and the Theatre Studies Capstone in the Department of Theatre Arts. Her research interests include U.S. social activist performance following WWII, labor theatre, 20th century Ukrainian-American performance, and the representation of witches in performance.

Her book, Stage for Action: U.S. Social Activist Theatre in the 1940s is a part of the Theater in the Americas series published through Southern Illinois University Press ( Her chapter, "Driving Race Work: the UAW, Detroit, and Discrimination for Everybody!" is included in the edited collection Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor. She is currently researching and writing a chapter about 1940s U.S. director Margo Jones for a forthcoming eight-volume book series, Great North American Stage Directors. She has presented her research at ATHE, ASTR, IFTR, MATC, ALA, and SEA and has published with the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Theatre History Studies, Arthur Miller Journal, Theatre Journal as well as Performing Arts Resources

Chrystyna is an executive committee member of the American Society for Theatre Research (, the chair of the Committee on Mentorship for the American Theatre and Drama Society (, and a member of Actors’ Equity Association. 



Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 1:30 - 2:30

and by appointment






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