Competition: US & Canada
Tanya Pollard is Professor of English at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her books include Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages (2017), which was awarded the Roland H. Bainton Literature Book Prize by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference; Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England (2005), Shakespeare’s Theater: A Sourcebook (Blackwell, 2004); and four co-edited essay collections.
Her edition of Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist will be published by Arden Early Modern Drama in 2023. She is Chair of the Council of Scholars at Theater for a New Audience, and has worked with other New York theater companies, including the Red Bull Theater, the Public Theater, the Roundabout, and the Classic Stage Company; she has appeared in live and televised conversations about Shakespeare with actors including Ethan Hawke, Christopher Plummer, Phylicia Rashad, James Earl Jones, Sam Waterston, F. Murray Abraham, John Douglas Thompson, and Danai Gurira, and with directors including Trevor Nunn, Greg Doran, Simon Goodwin, and Arin Arbus. Previous awards include a Rhodes Scholarship, a Frances Yates Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, and a Whiting Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching.