Laura Shea is a professor of English at Iona College. She is the author of A Moon for the Misbegotten on the American Stage, and her essays and reviews have appeared in The Eugene O’Neill Review, Theatre Journal, Theatre Annual, The Comparatist, and American Theater Web. She has also worked in different professional capacities in theaters in Boston and New York. In addition to Murder at the People’s Theater, she is also the author of A Dying Fall, a mystery novel set in academe. She lives in New York.