Edward Kahn

Professor of Theatre and Dance


B.A., Lehigh University

M.F.A., Northwestern University

Ph.D., Tufts University


Edward Kahn holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History from Tufts University and an M.F.A. in Directing from Northwestern University.

His research focus is representations and their receptions in the antebellum U.S., and his scholarly work has been published in Theatre Survey, Theatre Research International, and Theatre Journal. 

Kahn is a contributing editor to Bedford/St. Martin’s VirtuaLit Drama tutorial and teaches directing, literature, and theory courses at OWU.

In 2010, Kahn created a semester-long political/social cabaret course to teach students to write and perform contemporary political and social material. The successful course resulted in the creation of “Juice Box Cabaret,” a student group that has performed material designed “to nourish thought and awareness.” In 2011, he was the recipient of the Libuse L. Reed Endowed Professorship.

Contact Info


Chappelear Drama Center #111
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P P 740-368-3844
E eekahn@owu.edu