Dramaturgy and Costume Design
Christine Mok is a dramaturg, designer, and scholar. She holds an AB in Theatre and English from Dartmouth College, an MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama, and a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies from Brown University. She is assistant professor of Drama and Performance in the department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati. At UC, she is the Director of the Helen Weinberger Center for Playwriting. She has lent her dramaturgical skills to various rehearsal spaces, ivory towers, and museums. She also commits acts of costume design. Her most recent design credits include Melena by Emily Young (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep), The Hunchback of Seville by Charise Castro Smith (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep). Her research and teaching interests include Asian American performance, modern and contemporary drama, visual culture and design, critical race studies, and theories of performance. She is currently completing her first book project, which uses intermediality and theatricality as critical optics to examine the shifting politics and poetics of inauthenticity in contemporary Asian American performance.