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David Y. Chack

  • DCHACK@depaul.edu​
  • Theatre Studies
  • PHD (ABD) Boston University, University Professors Program
    BFA Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and Circle in the Square Theatre
  • Theatre Studies
David Y. Chack is proud to be on the faculty at The Theatre School at DePaul University. He teaches Jewish and Holocaust theatre and a seminar on Identity Theatre. He is Artistic Director of ShPIeL – Performing Identity and has produced and directed theatre works in Chicago and around the country under ShPIeL including the recent productions of A Jewish Joke at Victory Gardens Theater; The Timekeepers from Israel and performed at Windy City Playhouse; Angina Pectoris at Theatre Wit; and advised and facilitated the first exhibition ever on "From the Bowery to Broadway: The Yiddish Theatre and New York Theatre" at the Museum of the City of New York. He has written articles on theatre for the following publications: American Theatre, HowlRound, All About Jewish Theatre, The Forward, and other periodicals. He did doctoral work at Boston University under Nobel Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel about a Jewish theatre aesthetic and worked at Tufts University on Holocaust and theatre history and criticism with renowned theatre scholar Laurence Senelick. He has a BFA in Acting from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and Circle in the Square Theatre. He is also the Executive Director of the Alliance for Jewish Theatre.​