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Edward Isser

Edward Isser

Theatre Department

Associate Dean for Performing Arts
W. Arthur Garrity, Sr. Professor in Human Nature, Ethics and Society

Ph.D., Stanford University

Fields: Shakespeare, Literature & Directing

• Productions 1996 -2011 »
• Productions 2012 to Present »
• CV (PDF) »

Office Phone: 508-793-2494
Office: O'Kane 490
PO Box: 0031A
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Edward Isser, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre, worked on Broadway, off Broadway and in regional theatre as an actor, stage manager and production manager prior to earning a joint doctorate in Drama and Humanities from Stanford University. After a two-year stint in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania, he assumed his current position at Holy Cross. Isser is the author of Stages of Annihilation: Theatrical Representations of the Holocaust 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 academic and professional theatre productions.


  • Directing
  • Shakespeare Through Performance
  • Create Lab