Abrash, Victoria


Victoria Abrash
BA Tufts University, Drama, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude
MFA Columbia University, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism
Part Time Assistant Professor

Victoria Abrash has an active interest in dramaturgy, theater history, theory, and dramatic literature. She has served as a dramaturg and collaborator in all forms of theater, from classical to contemporary to performance art and has written educational and program materials, theatrical adaptations, and more. She has worked at many leading theaters in New York and around the country, including the Second Stage, Manhattan Theater Club, the Public Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, the Philadelphia Drama Guild, Lincoln Center Theater, the Acting Company, and others, and has an ongoing collaboration with the multi-disciplinary Ping Chong + Company. She is also actively engaged in the wider performing arts community, producing performing arts conferences and serving for many years as program director, webmaster and tweeter for the National Performing Arts Convention, a coalition of national service organizations for the performing arts. She also keeps bees.
Courses Taught:
History of American Theater
History of World Theater
Representations of Identity in Art
Theater Theory
Creating Documentary Theater
Dramaturgy Mentor
Recent Publications:
“An Oral History of an Oral History,” Undesirable Elements by Ping Chong, TCG Press.
Secret Survivors Toolkit, Ping Chong + Company and the Ms. Foundation
Resource Guides, South Pacific, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Awake and Sing, and many others, Lincoln Center Theater
Interview with writer/director Ping Chong, East/West Quartet, TCG Publications
Interviewed in Directing Plays, Directing People, a Collaborative Art by Mary B. Robinson, Smith & Kraus Publishers.
Office Hours:
by appointment

Research Interests:
Documentary & Engaged Theater
Art & Science
Women in Theater
Theater History, world and American
Contemporary Theater Practice
Professional Affiliations:
Literary Manager and Dramaturgs of the Americas, past president
Recent Presentations/Exhibits:
“Dramatic Fabric: , presentation on fabric and theater in Tudor & Stuart England, Bard Graduate Center , New York, NY

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