At BVU since 1977
Michael Whitlatch's website

Degrees Held

B.S., M.A., Miami University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Works published

Book Reviews in Choice: Eugene O'Neill: A Playwright's Theatre

Blacklisted: The Film Lover's Guide to the Hollywood Blacklist

The Orient on the Victorian Stage

Censorship of the American Theater in the 20th Century

Hide in Plain Sight: The Hollywood Blacklistees in film and television, 1950-2002

Theatre, Culture, and Temperance Reform in 19th Century America

Notes on Directing

Technology in American Drama, 1920-1950: Soul and Society and Subsequent Trends in Playwrighting

Strindberg and Modernist Theatre: Post-Inferno Drama on the Stage

Staging Consciousness: Theater and the Materialization of Mind

At This Theatre: 100 Years of Broadway Shows, Stories, and Stars

Tom Stoppard: A Life

Radical Hollywood: The Untold Story Behind America's Favorite Movies

The Haunted Stage: The Theatre as Memory Machine

The Black Comedy of John Guare

Stoppard's Theatre: Finding Order Amid Chaos

O'Neill: Long Day's Journey into Night

A Very Dangerous Citizen: Abraham Polonsky and the Hollywood Left

The Aesthetics of Failure: Dynamic Structure in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Performing O'Neill: Conversations with Actors and Directors

Refugees from Hollywood: A Journal of the Blacklist Years

Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde

Performance and Textuality

Hollywood Exile, Or How I Learned to Love The Blacklist

The Cambridge History of the American Theatre Volumes I, II, and III, Tender Comrades: A Backhistory of the Hollywood Blacklist

Against Itself: The Federal Theatre and Writers Projects in the Midwest

Documentary Theatre in the united States

Lillian Hellman: A Research and Production Sourcebook, American Labor on Stage: Dramatic Interpretations of the Steel and Textile Industries in the 1930s

Speaking on Stage: Interviews with Contemporary American Playwrights

Circle Stock Theater: Touring American Small Towns

Staging Difference: Cultural Pluralism in American Theatre and Drama

Selected Plays of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Against Itself: The Federal Theater and Writers' Projects in the Midwest

The Revisionist Stage: American Directors Reinvent the Classics

Postmodern Theatric(k)s: Monologue in Contemporary American Drama

The American Stage: Social and Economic Issues from the Colonial Period to the Present

Cold War Theatre

Erwin Piscator and the American Theatre

Clifford Odets: A Research and Production Sourcebook. Robert H. Atwell, Clark Kerr, eds. The Review of Higher Education Reform. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1990 (three entries).

Samuel L. Leiter, ed. Shakespeare - Notable International Revivals: Post War Productions. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1986 (six entries).

A Report on Funding by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and The National Endowment for the Humanities for Theatre Research, 1979-83, The Status of Theatre Research, 1984, The Commission on Theatre Research of The American Theatre Association: University Press of America, 1986.


1994 - Selected as the Buena Vista University George Wythe Winner as Outstanding Faculty Member.
Commendation for outstanding efforts in the field of Theatre. Ohio House Of Representatives, 1981.
Nominated for Outstanding Young Man in America, 1981, 1984.


Reading. Baseball, but sports in general.