Cheryl Black is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Missouri, an actress (member of Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild), playwright, director and dramaturge. Black is the author of The Women of Provincetown, 1915-1922 (University of Alabama Press, 2002) and has published essays on women's theatre and feminist theatre in Staging a Cultural Paradigm: the Political and the Personal in American Drama (edited by Barbara Ozieblo & Miriam Lopez-Rodriguez), Feminist Revisions of Classic Texts (edited by Sharon Friedman), The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre Survey, Slavic and East European Performance, Theatre History Studies, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Theatre Studies, the African American National Biography (edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.), Notable American Women (edited by Susan Ware), and Facts on Files' Companion to American Drama (edited by Jackson Bryer). She is the recipient of a University of Missouri Research Board Grant (2000), a Summer Stipend Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2003), a University of Missouri Faculty Development Grant (2004) a Gold Chalk Award for Excellence in Graduate Education (2006), and a Research Council Grant (2010). Black is currently secretary of the American Theatre and Drama Society, Executive Board Member of the Susan Glaspell Society, and Book Review Editor of Theatre History Studies. Recent dramatic adaptations include an audio drama, William Wells Brown’s Leap for Freedom (co-author Renee Pringle, with assistance from mentor Sue Zizza) for the National Audio Theatre Festival, Dracula (with LR Hults), Much Ado About Nothing (with Patricia Downey), The School for Scandal, She Stoops to Conquer, As You Like It (with Adrianne Adderley), Susan Glaspell's Chains of Dew, and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
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