Previous Steppenwolf credits include Three Sisters (dramaturg and literal translator). Additional dramaturgy credits include Pride and Prejudice, A Flea in Her Ear, Othello, Tommy, Comedy of Errors, Galileo (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); Tears of Heaven (National Theatre, Korea); and Endurance (Split Knuckle Theatre). A Russian theatre historian, Dassia studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School. She is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University, where she teaches Russian theatre history, history of directing, dramaturgy, and puppetry. Her co-edited book The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance will be published in the summer of 2014. She is also currently writing a book on Russian theatricalist directors entitled The Director’s Prism. She is a graduate of Tufts University.