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Kate Levin

Assistant Professor


Division of Humanities and the Arts


Theatre and Speech


NAC 6/318D

p: 212-650-6316


  • Profile

    Teaching Philosophy

    I work from the dual perspective of a theater artist and a literary critic. I value and encourage the physical, vocal and emotional skills that are essential to the art of acting; I also nurture analytical and interpretive skills that make theater vivid and urgent for actors and audience members alike.

    Above all, I try to teach "theatrical literacy" - the ability to engage with a play as both a literary work and as a script. 

    Professor Levin is currently on a leave of absence from CCNY to serve as the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of New York.

  • Education


    Ph.D. UC Berkeley (English)
    BA Harvard University (History and Literature)
  • Research Interests

    Other Training and Education

    American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Acting)
    Williamstown Theater Festival (Apprentice)
    York Theater Company (Management Intern)
    Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Publications


    "Unmasquing Epicoene: Jonson's Dramaturgy for the Commercial Theatre" in New Perspectives of Ben Jonson, ed., James Hirs; AUP, 1997

    Critical introduction and commentary on Thomas Middleton's The Triumphs of Honour and Industry in The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, ed. Gary Taylor; Oxford UP
  • Additional Information

    Prizes and Awards

    Wegman Brother's Professorship (1998-1999)
    Pforzheimer Fellowship (1995-1997)
    Phi Beta Kappa


    The Bassett Table
    Law for Lovers
    Chaste Maid in Cheapside
    Arden of Faversham
    Women Beware Women
    The Knight of the Burning Pestle, UC Berkeley
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