Yuko Kurahashi is an associate professor of theatre, Graduate Coordinator, and AOT (Art of the Theatre) supervisor in the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University. Her areas of specialty include multicultural theatre, community-based theatre, and intercultural theatre. She is the author of Asian American Culture on Stage: The History of the East West Players (Garland, 1999) and Multicultural Theatre (Kendall/Hunt, 2004 & 2006). She has published a number of articles on Ping Chong’s Undesirable Elements. Her articles on regional theatres include an article on Terrence Spivey and Karamu House (Cleveland) published in February issue of American Theatre Magazine and Love in Afghanistan for Theatre Journal. She continues to write reviews and articles for scholarly journals and other venues.