Jay Edelnant is Professor of Performance Studies and Head of the Department of Theatre at UNI. Dr. Edelnant writes and directs plays and is currently the National Chair of the Kennedy Center / American College Theatre Festival. He was founding editor of the national theatre journal, Theatre Topics. Among his recent creative work are Moliereís Imaginary Invalid, Stephen Sondheimís Assassins, and Frank McGuinnessí Someone Whoíll Watch Over Me. Dr. Edelnant earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.