Dr. Carol Rocamora is an educator, translator, playwright and critic. Her three volumes of his complete translated dramatic works of Anton Chekhov have been published by Smith & Kraus. Her play, “I take your hand in mine....,” based on the correspondence of Chekhov and Olga Knipper, premiered in September 2001 at the Almeida Theatre in London starring Paul Scofield and Irene Worth, and next opened in Paris in October 2003 at Peter Brook’s Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, under his direction. Since then, the play has been translated into many languages and performed in cities around the world including London, Prague, Valencia, Brussels, Athens, Stockholm, Oslo, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Toronto, Moscow, Turino, and is currently completing a three year tour of mainland China.
Now in her 24nd year of teaching at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Dr. Rocamora has been the recipient of the David Payne Carter Award for Teaching Excellence. She also lectures on Chekhov and theatre history at the Juilliard School. Formerly, she was the founder and artistic director of the Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays at the Annenberg Center. Her other publications include two biographies: Acts of Courage: Vaclav Havel’s Life in the Theatre (2005); Anton Chekhov: A Life In Four Acts (2013); and a new collection of Russian adaptations entitled, Troika (2016). She has written about theatre for The Nation, The New York Times and The London Guardian, and currently contributes to American Theatre Magazine and other on-line publications. She is a member of the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and American Theatre Critics Association.