Laurence Senelick is Fletcher Professor of Drama and Oratory at Tufts University, Fellow of the American Academy of Art and Sciences, Distinguished Scholar of the American Society for Theatre Research and recipient of the St George Medal of the Russian Ministry of Culture for contributions to Russian Art and Culture.

His books include Gordon Craig's Moscow Hamlet; The Chekhov Theatre: A Century of the Plays in Performance; Gender in Performance; The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and Theatre; Stanislavsky: A Life in Letters; and Soviet Theatre: A Documentary History. His translations have been widely performed; they include the complete plays of Anton Chekhov (W. W. Norton), Gogol's The Inspector General, Schiller's Love and Intrigue, Euripides's The Bacchae, Strindberg's The Ghost Sonata, and Giraudoux's The Madwoman of Chaillot, among others. He has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies and many other academic organizations. He is also a professional actor and director, who has worked with, among others, Actors' Company, Chicago; the Actors Theatre of Louisville; the Phoenix Theatre, New York; and the Boston Lyric Opera. He is currently working on a book about the cultural influence of Jacques Offenbach.

Laurence Senelick is a Visiting Fellow at CAS in June 2015 upon invitation from Prof. Dr. Christopher Balme.