Theatre & Dance
Dr. Elisabeth Hostetter
Professor, Department Chair
Dr. Elisabeth Hostetter is a professor at Rowan University. She teaches theatre history, dramatic literature, and acting for non-majors, and occasionally directs for the mainstage Rowan season. Edwin Mellen Press published her first book, The Berlin State Theater Under the Nazi Regime, in 2004. She is currently working on co-writing her second book on the life and work of American theatrical designer, Robert Edmund Jones.
Professional directing and acting projects include: Love Letters to Stalin, Who Will Carry the Word?, and Emmy Goring Stands by her Man (Theater Catalyst); The Foreigner and The Crucible (Ritz Theatre, Oaklyn, NJ); The Women (The Palmer Project); The Smell of the Kill (Players Club of Swarthmore); and Night of the Iguana (South Camden Theatre Company).
She is a co-founder of the In Other Words Project that helps promote recent translations of politically relevant work from other countries. Her interest in German theatre earned her a National Endowment for the Humanities Award to study Bertolt Brecht in Berlin. She has toured theatres in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, Greece and Turkey.
She received her Ph.D. in theatre history from the University of Missouri, her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and her B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.