Jeffrey Sichel is a noted international stage director, auteur, professor, cultural ambassador and
pedagogue specializing in east-west intercultural engagement and interdisciplinary
practice in the arts and humanities. Recent faculty and guest artist appointments
include ongoing work at The National School of Drama in New Delhi, India and The Film
and Television Institute of India in Pune. Sichel has a fifteen year history of working
with The Shanghai Theatre Academy in China as both a guest artist, professor and Doctoral
Past faculty appointments in the U.S. include as Associate Professor and Chair of the Bard College Theatre Program in New York and as Associate Professor and Head of The MFA Directing Program at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Sichel is a founding faculty member, Professor of Performance Studies and Head of The Critical and Creative Writing Program for The Institute for Management, Innovation, Arts and Sciences (MIDAS) in Pune, India where his primary focus is on engaging students in social and cultural entrepreneurship. Sichel has worked on hundreds of Various Performance Projects in the U.S. and abroad over the past 30 years. Recent productions of note that he has conceived and directed include Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus for The University of Cape Town in South Africa, Tang Xianzu’s The Peony Pavilion for Wesleyan University and William Sun’s North Bank, Suzhou Creek at The Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum. Learn more about Jeffrey.