News & Events

Latest News

Blogging for Social Change

Friday, September 11, 2015
The students in "Telling Stories for Social Change" class taught by Madeleine Lambert and Lynden Harris are running a blog for their class. Read what they're up to here!

Manual Cinema's September Visit

Monday, August 31, 2015
Theater Studies is looking forward to Manual Cinema's visit, both for residency activities and the presentation of Mementos Mori, their latest multimedia feat. Join us in Sheafer Theater Friday, September 11th at 8 pm to see the group Time Out New York Times calls "talent incarnate." tickets.duke....

Auditions for Duke Players and Antic Shake!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Auditions for Duke Players' fall show, Comic Potential, will be held Sept. 1 (7 to 9) , Sept. 2 (7:30 to 9) in Brody Theater, and auditions for Antic Shakespeare Company's upcoming season will be held Sept. 6 between 3 and 5 pm in Brody. Email jaybirdandronicus@gmail to sign up for a time for Antic...

Duke in Chicago StARTup Project

Monday, July 27, 2015
Students in Jody McAuliffe's Chicago program have been busy this summer. Their final project, HEAD SPACE, is a performance of original, immediate work grounded in experiences and perspectives.

Two more nights of O-Show!

Monday, July 27, 2015
Just two more showings of the Duke Players Orientation Show - this Friday and Saturday night in Brody Theater, preceded by free pizza on the Branson porch!

Audition Info for Mainstage Shows!

Thursday, July 16, 2015
It's time to plan for auditions for our two mainstage shows! Fall brings us An Experiment With An Air Pump by Shelagh Stephenson and spring will feature Bob by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Audition info here. An Experiment With An Air Pump is a contemporary consideration of art and science that takes...

Letter from the Chair

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Dear Friends, 2014-15 has been an exciting year for the Department of Theater Studies.  The Orientation Show started off the year with a bang: Demon Baby directed by Thomas Kavanagh. With a cast that included three terrifically talented freshmen, I directed the fall mainstage, The Perfect...


Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Neal Bell’s play Cold Sweat is currently running in Los Angeles, produced by the theater group Uranium Madhouse. The film In Secret - based in part on his play adaptation of Zola's Therese Raquin - was released in the U.S. in winter last year.  Directed by Charlie Stratton, it starred...

CoLab with D'Amour and Connelly

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The Theater Studies CoLab (Collaborative Theater Making) course under the leadership of visiting artists Lisa D'Amour and Brendan Connelly proved to be a huge hit with students spring semester. Both artists are award winners in their fields - playwrighting for D'Amour and sound design for Connelly...

Trailer for Voice and Body Gesture Technique

Monday, June 22, 2015
Get a taste of Theater Studies Professor Ellen Hemphill's technique for teaching voice and body gesture in this trailer taken from a longer training film. Voice and Body Gesture Technique from Jim Haverkamp on Vimeo.