Cynthia Croot

Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Theatre Arts

Cynthia Croot is a director whose practice-based research explores diverse modalities of immersive theatre, social justice activation through the arts, and intercultural performance. Croot has collaborated on a range of international projects in the UK, South Africa, Argentina, Syria, Palestine, and Israel. She’s worked at dozens of US venues, including Joe’s Pub, Symphony Space, the Stonington Opera House, the Smithsonian American History Museum, the Kennedy Center, and the Guggenheim Museum. She earned her MFA in Directing from Columbia University, was an NEA Fellow, and currently serves as Chair of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh.