About Jordan Schildcrout

Jordan Schildcrout is Assistant Professor of Theater History at Ohio University. After earning his degree in literature from Yale University, he worked as a literary manager and dramaturg for Manhattan Theatre Club, Denver Center Theatre Company, and Adobe Theater Company.  While completing his Ph.D. in Theatre at City University of New York, he co-founded the Wash & Fold Theatre Project.  He has published articles on Tom Stoppard, Nicky Silver, Larry Kramer, and The Muppet Show. As far as he knows, he is not related to Joseph Schildkraut.

Love Your Mother

By August 21, 2009

Pity the poor Jewish mother.  She nurtures and sacrifices, only to have her children abandon her.  They never write, they never call.  But so long as they’re happy! Is this the fate of all Jewish mothers?  Consider the case of … Read More

Undying Love

By January 21, 2009

There are two great passions at the heart of Dan Katzir’s documentary film, Yiddish Theater: A Love Story. The first is the unstoppable drive of the octogenarian actress Zypora Spaisman to keep her production of a Yiddish play on the … Read More