Elinor Fuchs

Elinor Fuchs

Faculty
Elinor Fuchs

 

is a professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the Yale School of Drama. She is the author or editor of five books, including The Death of Character: Reflections on Theater After Modernism, Land/Scape/Theater co-edited with Una Chaudhuri, and Making an Exit, the family memoir which has led to many invitations to lecture on issues of dementia and old age. She has published numerous scholarly articles in anthologies and journals as well as theater criticism in American Theatre and The Village Voice. Her documentary play, Year One of the Empire: A Play of American War, Politics, and Protest,written with historian Joyce Antler, received its premiere in Los Angeles, and was produced in New York in 2008. Her work has won numerous awards, among them the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, the Excellence in Editing Award of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Los Angeles Drama-Logue Best Play award. Professor Fuchs has taught at Harvard, Columbia, New York, and Emory universities, and at the Institut für Theatrewissenschaft of the Free University in Berlin, and has offered dramaturgical workshops in Europe and the U.K. A recipient of two Rockefeller Foundation awards and a Bunting fellowship, Professor Fuchs was awarded the 2009 Betty Jean Jones Teaching Award by the American Theatre and Drama Society.