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Theater Studies

    Jeff Storer
  • Jeff Storer

  • Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies
  • Theater Studies
  • 03D Page Auditorium
  • Campus Box 90680
  • Phone: (919) 660-3360
  • Fax: (919) 684-8906
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Specialties

    • Acting
    • Directing
  • Research Summary

    Directing
  • Research Description

    Jeff Storer (M.F.A., Dallas Theater Center) is co-founder and Artistic Director of Manbites Dog Theater, a professional company founded in 1986 dedicated to world and regional premieres of contemporary work. He is co-author of Indecent Materials, which opened the 1990 season at Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, and has co-authored Tune for Tommy, Hotline, and an adaptation of Allan Gurganus’ Plays Well With Others. He has directed in New York City, Portland, Oregon, Boston, Winter Park, Florida and Dallas. His directing credits include: the world premiere of Romulus Linney's Silver River (at Manbites Dog, Profile Theater in Portland and as the keynote event at the Sewanee Writer's Conference,) God's Ear, Spring Awakening, The Receptionist, Sonnets for an Old Century, Neighborhod 3, Reckless, Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, Bucknaked: A Love Story, The Normal Heart, The Day Room, Wild Honey, The Mystery of Irma Vep, This is our Youth, Tomorrowland, Dark Ride, 7 Blowjobs, Cloud Tectonics, The Illusion, The Darker Face of the Earth, Carousel, Cloud 9, and co-authored and co-directed the stage and video versions of the world premiere, Walking Miracles. As a part of Duke’s Department of Theater Studies Jeff directed the workshop production of Jose Rivera’s References to Salvadore Dali Make Me Hot and the world premiere of Romulus Linney’s Oscar Over Here. In the spring of 2005 he directed Angels in America: Part One and Angels in America:Part Two (staged reading) He was Associate Director of Theater at Duke University from 1982-1987 and Associate Professor of Theater at Rollins College from 1987-1992. He returned to Duke in 1993-present. He chaired the Department of Theater Studies in 2008-2009. He is a full professor of the practice in the Department of Theater Studies.
  • Education

      • Theater of the Oppressed Facilitators Training,
      • Marc Weinblatt, techniques of Augusto Boal,
      • 2000
      • Directing,
      • Tina Landau, Viewpoints Workshop,
      • 1997
      • Vocal Workshop,
      • Stephen Chun-Tao Cheng, The T'ao of the Voice,
      • 1995
      • Directing,
      • Joanne Akalaitis, ATHE Workshop,
      • 1995
      • Vocal Workshop,
      • Patsy Rodenburg, Jeanette Nelson, and Kelly McEvenue, Royal National Theatre, VASTA Workshop,
      • 1995
      • Roy Hart Theater,
      • Rafael Lopez-Barrantes, 1993 and Ivan Midreigh, VASTA 1994,
      • 1993
      • Voice Workshop,
      • Cicely Berry, VASTA Workshop,
      • 1987
      • Directing,
      • Marshall Mason, Circle Repertory Theater,
      • 1984
      • Master of Fine Arts,
      • Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas, Texas,
      • Trinity University, San Antonio,
      • 1981
      • Directing,
      • Robert Wilson, Performance Workshop,
      • 1981
      • Alexander Technique,
      • Marge Barstow, Omaha, Nebraska,
      • 1979
      • Lessac Voice and Diction Workshop,
      • Randy Moore, Dallas Theatre Center,
      • 1979
      • Laban Movement Workshop,
      • Robyn Flatt, Dallas Theatre Center,
      • 1979
      • Design, Masks, & Makeup Workshop,
      • Irene Corey-Barr, Dallas Theatre Center,
      • 1979
      • Directing,
      • Dallas Theatre Center,
      • 1979
      • Master in Theatre Arts,
      • Acting and Directing Focus,
      • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois,
      • 1976
      • Liberal Arts B.A.,
      • With Honors,
      • Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida,
      • 1975
  • Recent Publications

      • UNLEASHED: Twenty Five Year of Manbites Dog.
      • 2013.
      • J. Storer.
      • "25th Anniversary Manbites Dog Theater Photo Anthology."
      • 2012.
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  • Teaching

    • THEATRST 145S.01
      • ACTING
      • Bryan Center 127
      • TuTh 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
    • THEATRST 345S.01
      • ADV ACTING: CONTEMPORARY
      • Bryan Center 127
      • TuTh 01:25 PM-02:50 PM