Lezlie Cross

Assistant Professor, Performing & Fine Arts

photo of Lezlie CrossLezlie Cross is thrilled to return home to Oregon after serving as an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and the associate artistic director of the Nevada Conservatory Theatre. Her goal as a teacher is to dynamically connect her students with theatre history and dramatic literature, making the study of theatre concrete, vibrant, and fun. She was honored to be named the 2016 UNLV College of Fine Arts Teacher of the Year. Lezlie’s scholarship is rooted in the multi-disciplinary study of performance, history and textual theory, specializing in the study of Shakespeare’s plays in print and on the stage in England and the United States. Her articles and book reviews have appeared in several academic journals and books. Lezlie is a professional dramaturg who has worked at regional theatres across the US including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare, Classic Stage Company, and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. 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. When not in the theatre, Lezlie loves hiking, running, cooking, knitting, and pampering her dog.