Part-Time Faculty


Robert Chip Crane

Visiting Lecturer

PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2013

MA in Theatre History and Criticism, University of Pittsburgh, 2005

BA in Theatre Studies, Georgia State University, 2001

Office: 1420 Cathedral of Learning

Courses Taught

Russian Fairy Tales


“Nikita Arzhakov’s Sniper Sakha” (Film Review). KinoKultura 38 (Oct. 2012)

“Mask and Soul at the Taganka Theatre” (Performance Review). Theatre Journal 64.2 (May 2012). 275-277.

“Irina Makaryk and Virlana Tkacz, eds. Modernism in Kyiv: Jubilant Experimentation” (Book Review). Theatre Journal 64.3 (Oct. 2012). 471-473.

“Andrei Malaev-Babel. The Vakhtangov Sourcebook” (Book Review). Theatre Topics 22.2 (Sept. 2012). 201-202.

“The Performance Historian as Cold Case Detective: Reopening Nikolai L'vov’s Investigation of the Blue Blouse Movement.” Performing Arts Resources 28: A Tyranny of Documents: The Performance Historian as Film Noir Detective. Stephen Johnson. Ed. 2011. 225-232.

“Between Factography and Ethnography: Sergei Tretiakov’s Roar, China!.” Text and Presentation 2010. Kiki Gounaridou, ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland 2010. 41-53.

Research Interests

Soviet Theatre and Cinema

Ukrainian Theatre and Cinema

Georgian Silent Cinema

National Culture and Imperial Culture

Theatre and Geography

Representative Conference Presentations

“A Soviet Comedy of Errors: Class and Identity in the First Soviet Musical.” Comparative Drama Conference. Baltimore, April 2013.

“Russian Theatre and the Myth of Europe.” Mid-America Theatre Conference. St. Louis, March 2013.

“Border Crossing, Soviet Theatre, and the Archive.” Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Convention. New Orleans, November 2012.

“From Kamchatka to Georgia: Mobilizing the Blue Blouse Movement Across the Multiethnic Soviet State.” American Society for Theatre Research. Nashville, November 2012.

“The Moscow Repertoire: Embodying the Past on the Contemporary Stage.” University of Pittsburgh Summer Language Institute Lecture Series. Pittsburgh, July 2012.