City Desk Correspondent blogging at “City Desk” for the Shakespeare 400 Chicago Celebration project run by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. I reviewed The Improvised Shakespeare Company, Steppenwolf’s LookOut and Second City Theatricals' production of "The People vs. Friar Laurence: The Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet," The Grant Park Chorus, Chicago's Shakespeare in the Parks' version of Twelfth Night, Two Gentlemen of Verona by 16th Street and Autre Monde in Berwyn (Culinary Shakespeare), and Spymonkey's The Complete Deaths. Buy the book of the Shakespeare 400 blog posts here! 


Volunteer Social Media Intern/ Newsletter Writer at the Chicago Metro History Education Center (CMHEC).​

   Recent Projects


Participant in University of Birkbeck’s Our Mutual Friend multimedia project, tweeting as Lady Tippins @OMF Tippins.

Blog post for the OMF Project (Sept 15): “ ‘Cozeners at Large’: Scurrilous Partnerships in The Alchemist and Our Mutual Friend.”​

   Internships and Assistantships


Editorial Assistant at Loyola University Chicago's Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs (JCSHEA). ​

Lydia Craig

2016 – present:

“Placing Dickens”; multi-media archival project with The Dickens Society and Placing Literature Project. Currently placing The Pickwick Papers.​