David Fox is a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in Theatre Arts, and Director of the Penn Reading Project and New Student Orientation. His areas of expertise are modern American theatre, musical theatre and opera, and theatre directing. He holds degrees from UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, and has taught and developed educational programs in the arts and humanities at Penn, UCLA, and The University of Southern California. He lectures nationally for arts groups including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera, and others. He is currently theater critic for Philadelphia Magazine, and was the critic for Philadelphia City Paper for 15 years. He has also written for the New York Times, Opera Quarterly, The Kurt Weill Quarterly, and others. Twenty-six of his essays appear in the current edition of the International Dictionary of Opera (St. James Press). He is a frequent guest on NPR’s Radio Times. In addition, he has designed music and sound for a number of regional theatres throughout the country, including the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, and Room for Theatre in Los Angeles.