Chip Crane is a PhD candidate in the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Studies from Georgia State University and an M.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. He has published articles and reviews dealing with Soviet, Russian, and Ukrainian theatre and cinema in KinoKultura, Performing Arts Resources, Slavic and East European Journal, Text and Presentation, Theatre Journal and Theatre Survey. He is presently writing his dissertation on the relationship of the Blue Blouse amateur theatre movement to spatial practices in the early Soviet Union.