Edwin Wilson, as a teacher, author, critic, and director, has worked in many aspects of theatre. Educated at Vanderbilt University, the University of Edinburgh, and Yale University, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree, as well as the first Doctor of Fine Arts degree awarded by the Yale Drama School. He has taught at Yale, Hofstra, Vanderbilt, Hunter College, and the CUNY Graduate Center. At Hunter he served as chair of the Department of Theatre and Film and head of the graduate theatre pro- gram. At CUNY he was the Executive Director of the Segal Theatre Center. He was the theatre critic for The Wall Street Journal for 22 years and edited and wrote the introduction for Shaw on Shakespeare. He is the author of The Theatre Experience and a coauthor, with Alvin Goldfarb, of Living Theatre, Theatre: The Lively Art, and as coeditor of The Anthology of Living Theatre, all published by McGraw-Hill. He has served as president of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, as well as a member of the selection committees of the Pulitzer Prize in drama and the Tony awards. He is currently on the board of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the John Golden Fund, and for many years was on the board of the Theatre Development Fund, of which he served as president. Wilson served as assistant to the producer for the film Lord of the Flies directed by Peter Brook and the Broadway play Big Fish, Little Fish directed by John Gielgud, was resident director for a season at the Barter Theatre in Virginia and the executive producer of the film The Nashville Sound. He co-produced the Broadway play Agatha Sue, I Love You, directed by George Abbott.
Alvin Goldfarb is President and Professor of Theatre at Western Illinois University. Dr. Goldfarb also served as vice president and provost, dean of Fine Arts, and chair of Theatre at Illinois State University. Dr. Goldfarb holds a Ph.D. in theater history from the City University of New York and a master's degree from Hunter College. He is the coauthor of Living Theatre:A History and coeditor of The Anthology of Living Theater with Edwin Wilson. Dr. Goldfarb is also the coeditor, with Rebecca Rovit, of Theatrical Performance during the Holocaust: Texts, Documents, Memoirs, which was a National Jewish Book Award finalist. He has published numerous articles and reviews in scholarly journals and anthologies. Dr. Goldfarb served as a member of the Illinois Arts Council and president of the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education. He has received service awards from the latter organization as well as from the American College Theater Festival. Dr. Goldfarb also received an Alumni Achievement Award from the City University of New York Graduate Center's Alumni Association.