Yuko Kurahashi joins us as an Assistant Professor of Theatre History, Theory and Criticism. Dr. Kurahashi has a Ph.D. from Indiana University and is the author of the book, Asian American Culture on Stage: The History of the East West Players. Prior to her appointment at Kent State, Dr. Kurahashi was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Dr. Kurahashi teaches History of Theatre & Drama and History of Production and Performance classes as well as special seminars in theatre criticism and theory. She also supervises the teaching of the introductory Art of the Theatre course offered to all university students.