Dr. Carol Rocamora is an educator, playwright, translator and critic. Her three volumes of the complete translated dramatic works of Anton Chekhov have been published by Smith & Kraus.
Her new play, I take your hand in mine...., based on the correspondence of Chekhov and Olga Knipper, premiered in September 2001 at the Almeida Theatre in London, starring Paul Scofield and Irene Worth, and opened in Paris in October 2003 at Peter Brook's Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, under his direction, starring Michel Piccoli and Natasha Parry.
Now in her 15th year of teaching at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Dr. Rocamora has been the recipient of the David Payne Carter Award for Teaching Excellence. She also lectures on theater at the Juilliard School, the Yale School of Drama and Columbia University.
Formerly, she was the founder and artistic director of the Philadelphia Festival Plays at the Annenberg Center. Dr. Rocamora's biography, Acts of Courage: Vaclav Havel's Life in the Theatre, was published in 2005.
She has written about theater for The Nation and The New York Times, and currently contributes to The Guardian and American Theatre. She has recently completed Rubles, a collection of original plays inspired by Chekhov's short stories. She is currently working on a biography entitled Chekhov: Portraits.