Isabel Smith-Bernstein
PhD Student

Theatre Graduate Office, Room C1B86
University Theatre Building, 261 UCB

Spring 2021 Office Hours
Wednesdays 11:00am - 1:00pm on Zoom

Isabel Smith-Bernstein is a dramaturg and teacher with a dedicated passion for Shakespeare. She focuses on how Shakespeare has been and continues to be adapted. Her thesis work focuses on US American productions of Richard III and the many ways it has directly and indirectly highlighted moments in US American history. Isabel holds a Bachelor of Arts and Humanities in dramaturgy and history from Carnegie Mellon University and an MA in English Literature for the University of Colorado Boulder. A Ph.D. Candidate, Isabel was a Thomas Edwin Devaney Graduate Fellow and scholarship recipient through the Center for Humanities & the Arts.

Isabel has been a dramaturg for a decade, and treats every play (no matter how old) like a new play. In her work as a dramaturg she has facilitated many audience talk-backs and seminars, as well as taught fellow Shakespeare nerds of all different ages. She has worked the most frequently at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, but also at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and smaller theaters around the country.