Kristi Good

Dr. Good received her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and her MA in Theatre with an emphasis in Dramaturgy at Villanova University. She served as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh and also taught courses in Script Analysis and Dramaturgy at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama and Theatre History at Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts.

She has an active research agenda with interests that include Contemporary Irish Theatre, Theatre of Trauma, Theatre Pedagogy, and the intersection of Theatre Arts and the Cognitive Sciences. She regularly presents papers at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the American Conference for Irish Studies. Her publications include “Marilyn Monroe: Soldier in Greasepaint” (Theatre History Studies) and “Testimony for the Forgotten: Sebastian Barry’s The Pride of Parnell Street as Celtic Tiger Critique” (Etudes). 

She is actively involved in the Playwriting Symposium at the Mid-America Theatre Conference, where she serves as a co-chair and dramaturg for their annual new works festival.

Education & Training

  • PhD - Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
  • MA - Villanova University, Dramaturgy, 2007
  • BA - Kutztown University, Music Minor, 2003