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David Jortner

David Jortner (w x h, 0 KB) David Jortner is the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Theatre Arts at Baylor and teaches theatre history, theory and dramatic literature. He received his PhD. In Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003 with specializations in Japanese theatre, American theatre and theatre theory.

Dr. Jortner is the co-editor of Modern Japanese Theatre and Performance and has essays in several texts, including Inexorable Modernity: Japan's Grappling with Modernity in the Arts and Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre.

As a director he has staged works such as Lysistrata, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Angel City and Fefu and Her Friends.

Dr. Jortner is an officer in the Association for Asian Performance and has presented papers at conferences around the globe.

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