Tamsen Wolff is an Assistant Professor of drama in the English department at Princeton University. She specializes in modern and contemporary drama, performance studies, women's studies, directing, and dramaturgy. She serves on the advisory committee of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies and directs a research project for the Center that examines the conditions for the production of new plays by new playwrights in America. She has directed numerous new plays, including Jane Anderson's Night Call and Smart Choices for The New Century at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ and four plays by Colin Swanson, current Jerome fellow and the recipient of the 2002-03 McKnight Grant, among them, Waterless Places at the Public Domain Theatre and Marguerite's Book at Frontera's Hyde Park Theatre, both in Austin, TX. Tamsen has also worked as a dramaturg on a number of projects, including Anne Bogart's American Silents and the Building Association's Xtravganza! She received her Ph.D. in Theatre and English from Columbia University in 2002 and is currently at work on a book entitled, Mendel's Theatre: Performance, Eugenics, and Early Twentieth-Century American Drama.