Chip Crane is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. He also teaches theatre history at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD from the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. His dissertation dealt with the relationship of the Blue Blouse amateur theatre movement to spatial practices in the early Soviet Union. His current research focuses on work produced in the Soviet Union’s national periphery. His articles and reviews dealing with Soviet and post-Soviet theatre and cinema have appeared in KinoKultura, Performing Arts Resources, Slavic and East European Journal, Text and Presentation, Theatre Journal and Theatre Survey.