Member Info

Walter Byongsok Chon

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy and Theatre Studies
Organization affiliation:

Ithaca College

Location: ithaca, NY
Member since: 2010

Yale School of Drama, New Haven, CT
• D.F.A., Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, expected 2017.
• M.F.A., Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism. 2010.

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
• M.A., Theatre Studies, 2007.

Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, KOREA
• B.A. Summa Cum Laude, English Language and Literature, 2002.


WALTER BYONGSOK CHON is an assistant professor of dramaturgy and theatre studies at Ithaca College. He served as dramaturg at the Yale Repertory Theatre, Yale School of Drama, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Great Plains Theater Conference, and the New York Musical Festival. His translations of Korean and English plays have been staged in New York and Seoul, Korea. He presented at various conferences including ATHE, ASTR, PTRS, and MATC, and his articles have been published in Theater, Praxis, The Korean National Theatre Magazine, and The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy among others. Recently, he became the managing editor for South Korea for the online magazine The Theatre Times. Walter received his BA in English from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea, MA in theatre studies from WU St. Louis, and MFA in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from Yale School of Drama, where he is currently completing his doctorate dissertation. He taught theatre at WU St. Louis, Yale School of Drama, University of Nebraska Omaha, and Vassar College.

Areas of Expertise:

Romanticism; Theatre of the Absurd; Theatre of the Avant-Garde; Spanish Golden Age; Modern American and British drama; Korean theatre; Dramatic Theory; Dramaturgy; Devised Theatre; Criticism; Play Analysis; Playwriting; Intercultural Performance.
Production Dramaturgy; New Play Development; Devised Theatre; Translation; Adaptation; Criticism; Playwriting; Directing.

Languages Spoken:

English, Korean

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