Guest Artists

Eric Glover

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Eric M. Glover is an assistant professor adjunct of dramaturgy and dramatic criticism at Yale where he is an expert on Black musical theater. Eric's first book in progress, an antiracist history of the musicals and the antimusicals of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, makes a case for taking them seriously as musical theater writers. Versions of Glover's first book in progress appear in The Journal of American Drama and Theater, dedicated to Errol G. Hill '62, DFA '66, YC '62, and TDR: The Drama Review, respectively. Other writing either appears or is forthcoming in JADT, Modern Drama, program materials, The Sondheim Review, Theater Journal, and a WILL POWER! Study Guide. Glover was elected executive committee member of the American Society for Theater Research by its members and will end a three-year term in 2023 in the field of theater and performance studies. A member of the advisory board for the website Extended Play: Theater Beyond the Theater and also a member of the editorial board for the scholarly journal Studies in Musical Theater. Glover has also worked as a production dramaturge for Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (Yale Repertory Theatre, University Theatre, New Haven, 2020). It is important to Glover, an alumnus of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, that a career in higher education be open to underrepresented minority groups. Black Theater History in the Making at Yale School of Drama, Black Women Playwrights, Race and the US Musical from Jerome Kern to Jay Kuo, and Topics in Casting comprise courses taught. Glover is proud to be the first Black full-time dramaturgy and dramatic criticism faculty member at Yale School of Drama ever in its history. (BA, Swarthmore C; Certificate of Completion [African-American Studies], MA, PhD, Princeton U; MA, New York U, 2021 George Pierce Baker Award® Winner for Excellence).