Areas of Specialization
Women & Theatre; Early Modern Theatre & Drama; Italian Theatre & Drama; Acting
Professor Bhasin holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Theatre and Drama from Northwestern University, an MA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College, and a BA in Comparative Literary Studies from Northwestern University. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies (for Folger Library research), and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Her work has been published in Theatre Survey, and her article on Early Modern Venetian convent theatre will be published in Theatre Journal in March, 2014. She has presented at national and international conferences including the American Society for Theatre Research, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Renaissance Society of America. Professor Bhasin served as a Scholar-in-Residence for the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, where she regularly delivered dramaturgical lectures bridging historical context and the interpretive and performance choices made by the director and design team.
Professor Bhasin has performed professionally as an actor, singer, and dancer with regional theatres including the Hartford Stage Company, Long Wharf Theatre, and Westport Country Playhouse (CT); Northern Stage (VT); and American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco. Her New York credits include productions with the Bandwagon Theater Company, John Houseman Theatre, and an educational theatre tour of The Little Prince with the National Theatre of the Performing Arts. In 2012 she directed a staged production of Pat Novak for Hire, a 1940’s radio drama in collaboration with the William & Mary Department of Music. She is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association.