Professor of Theater
Professor Allen Kuharski is an authority on Polish theater and drama. He is well-versed in American and comparative drama, theater history, performance theory, directing theory and practice, production dramaturgy, contemporary movement and dance theater. He is an accomplished dramaturg, translator, and director in professional theater.
Professor Kuharski serves as the chair of the Theater Program at Swarthmore College. He is also the College's resident director and co-director of the study abroad program in Poland.
Professor Kuharski is the literary advisor to Teatr Provisorium & Kompania Teatr in Lublin, Poland (2000-present). He was also dramaturg for Theatre Exile of Philadelphia's production of the East Coast professional premiere of Witold Gombrowicz's "Ivona, Princess of Burgunding" (2002) and was translator/dramaturg of "Ferdydurke," the stage adaptation of the novel by Witold Gombrowicz by Teatr Provisorium & Kompania Teatr, the English-language version performed in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cairo, Poland, and Edinburgh in 2000-2001. He has translated other works by Gombrowicz, Ionesco and more, and acted as dramaturg and director in companies from New York to Amsterdam.
Professor Kuharski received a B.A. in theater and drama from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in dramatic art from the University of California, Berkeley.