Born in 1942, Sue-Ellen Case earned her Bachelor and Master degrees at San Francisco State University before obtaining her Ph.D. at Berkeley. In 1990, after teaching drama at the University of Washington, Case joined the staff at the University of California, Riverside, as an English professor. Case's groundbreaking book, Feminism and Theatre, discusses radical and materialist feminism and its place in feminist theatre. Some of Case's other books include Divided Home/Land: Contemporary German Women's Plays and The Domain-Matrix: Performing Lesbian at the End of Print Culture. Case also edited and wrote the forward to the book, Split Britches, which traces the history of the world's first and most important lesbian-feminist theater company. The book won the Lambda Literary Award for Drama in 1996.