Theater critic Education: University of Delaware, BA in English (film studies); Catholic University, MA in theater history and criticism; University of Maryland, PhD in English (political theater)
Nelson Pressley has contributed regularly to The Washington Post's coverage of the theater and other arts since 1999, and served as The Post’s interim chief drama critic from 2001 to 2002. His reviews and features have appeared in Best Plays, American Theatre, Irish Theatre magazine, the Sondheim Review, the O'Neill Review and elsewhere. He is the author of "American Playwriting and the Anti-Political Prejudice" (2014) and contributed to "Modern American Drama: Playwriting in the 1980s" (2018). He teaches an honors class on political theater at the University of Maryland.
Books by Nelson Pressley:
American Playwriting and the Anti-Political Prejudice