Catherine Young is a doctoral candidate in Theatre at The CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation examines animal performances and performances of animality in big-time US vaudeville (1885-1929). Young’s essay “‘A Very Good Act For an Unimportant Place’: Animals, Ambivalence, and Abuse in Big-Time Vaudeville” will appear in the collection Performing Animality, edited by Jennifer Parker-Starbuck and Lourdes Orozco (Palgrave Macmillan, March 2015). Her performance and book reviews can be found in Theatre Journal and Theatre Survey. Young is a Communications Fellow at the Bernard L. Schwartz Institute at Baruch College, where she has also taught theatre and acting for several semesters. She is the co-creator of fantasyfeminisms.com, a website dedicated to sharing feminist pedagogical resources for the theatre classroom.