Thomas Hischak is the author of thirty-three published plays which are performed in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. He has written stage adaptations of works by Charles Dickens, O. Henry, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Homer, and others. Hischak is also the author of twenty-four non-fiction books about theatre, film, and popular music, and a Fulbright scholar who has taught and directed in Greece, Lithuania, and Turkey. Since 1983 he has been Professor of Theatre at the State University of New York at Cortland. Thomas and his wife Catherine live in Cortland, New York, and have two children: Mark Yeong and Karen Soh.