Khalid Yaya Long

Khalid Yaya Long received his PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Khalid is currently the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholar-in-Residence of Theatre at Columbia College Chicago. Additionally, Khalid is the Vice President and Conference Planner for the August Wilson Society (2018-2020). Khalid’s interdisciplinary research and creative works center on Black theatre, drama, and literature through the interdisciplinary lenses of critical race theory, queer theory, feminist/womanist thought, and performance theory. As such, Khalid’s work pays close attention to the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality within marginalized and oppressed communities. Khalid’s book project, Miracle Plays, Drylongso, and Transnational Feminism: The Black Feminist Theatre of Glenda Dickerson, is a critical study of artisan, pedagogue, and second Black woman to direct on Broadway (Reggae, 1980), Glenda Dickerson (1945-2012).

Role with GPTC: Dramaturg