Theatre Critic/Professor of Drama StudiesOne Fifth Avenu, 4D
New York, NY 10003
Phone and Fax: (212) 473-5927
Julius Novick is both a journalist and an academic. He has served as a theatre critic at the Village Voice, The New York Observer, and New York Newsday, and has written for The New York Times (“Arts and Leisure” and “Book Review”), The New York Herald-Tribune (“Book Review”), The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, American Theatre, Harper’s Magazine, and the Forward. For a year he was the theatre critic of Channel 13’s Newsfront program, and for two glamorous weeks he was the theatre critic of Vogue. He is a winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, and has served on the Pulitzer Prize Drama Jury.
He has taught at Columbia and NYU, and is Emeritus Professor of Drama Studies at Purchase College of the State University of New York. He has been honored with a Fulbright Scholarship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Ford Foundation grant.
He is the author of Beyond Broadway: The Quest for Permanent Theatres, a pioneering study of the resident theatre movement. His new book, Beyond the Golden Door: Jewish American Drama and Jewish American Experience, is about how Jewish playwrights have dramatized the Jewish encounter with America.