Lezlie C. Cross is an expert in the text and production of Shakespeare’s plays across time and geography. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Portland where she directs for the program as well as teaching dramaturgy, playwriting, and theatre history. Her professional dramaturgy work has been seen at regional theatres across America including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare, Classic Stage Company, and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. Her published articles and book reviews appear in Theatre History Studies, Theatre Annual, Shakespeare Bulletin, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre and Theatre Survey as well as the book projects The Encyclopedia of Modern Theatre; Women on Stage; Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom and Performing Objects and Theatrical Things. She is an Editorial Board member for Review: The Journal of Dramaturgy and an Advisory Board Member for the Shakespeare and Social Justice Series from Arden Bloomsbury. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, her M.A. from the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, and her B.A. from Whitman College.