- Professor, Theatre and Performance
- D.F.A. Yale University.
Professor Kalb has taught at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center since the early 1990s. He served for six years as Chair of Hunter’s Theatre Department, is the founding editor of HotReview.org, The Hunter On-Line Theater Review, and is currently Literary Advisor at Theatre for a New Audience. Kalb has twice received the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, awarded in 1991 for his book Beckett in Performance (Cambridge University Press) and his articles and reviews in The Village Voice and in 2012 for his book Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater (University of Michigan Press). Great Lengths also won the George Freedley Memorial Award from the Theatre Library Association. Kalb is also the author of The Theater of Heiner Müller (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and has published hundreds of essays, articles, interviews, and other writings in such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation, Salmagundi, Modern Drama, Theater Journal, Theater, Performing Arts Journal, TDR, Theater Heute, The Threepenny Review, Salon.com, The Michigan Quarterly Review, New German Critique, TheatreForum, American Theatre, as well as in numerous books. Two book collections of Kalb's critical writing have been published: Free Admissions: Collected Theater Writings (Limelight Editions, 1993) and Play By Play: Theater Essays and Reviews, 1993-2002 (Limelight Editions, 2003).