Edward Isser


Member, NAST Commission on Accreditation
Elected March 2013, term ends March 2016

Edward Isser is Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He worked on Broadway, off Broadway and regional theatre as an actor, stage manager and production manager prior to earning a doctorate in Drama and Humanities from Stanford University. Professor Isser joined the faculty at Holy Cross in 1995 after completing a two-year stint as a Lecturer in Theatre Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Stages of Annihilation: Theatrical Representations of the Holocaust (AUP, 1997) and has published articles and reviews in numerous journals including Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, Essays in Theater, The Shakespeare Bulletin, and The Bernard Shaw Annual. A member of Actors’ Equity and SDC, he has directed over thirty-five academic and professional theater productions and served as the Artistic Director of the Worcester Shakespeare Festival between 2005-2009.

Professor Isser holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Drama and Humanities from Stanford University.
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Posted April 2013