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Theater Studies

Duke Players is the student organization in the Department of Theater Studies.

Its members support the Department's productions by running auditions and working on production crews, promoting participation in theater by all Duke students, and by representing the interests of students who are involved in Theater Studies. Duke Players also produces one lab production each semester in addition to the Orientation Show it produces to acquaint incoming freshmen with the riches of theater at Duke. 

All Theater Studies majors and minors are automatically members of Duke Players. Any other student who has actively participated in two Departmental productions (at least one of which is in a non-performance capacity) will be invited to become a member. Students involved in a production through a Theater Studies course which requires a production assignment may count that production toward membership. For more information, email one of the officers listed below. 
Current Duke Players Council 

Executive Producer (acting): Mike Myers,
Secretary: Karmyn McKnight,
Directing Liaison: Justin Paley,
Directing Assistant: Lindsay Samuel, Technical Liaison: Austin Powers,
Publicity Chair: Faye Goodwin,
Membership Chair: Karmyn McKnight,
Membership Assistant: Kari Barclay,
Faculty Representatives: Neal Bell (

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A Number by Caryl Churchill presented by Duke Players October 2013
Videography by Nicholas Pilarski

Above, video of God, the Duke Players orientation show, August 2013. Below, stills from the show.

Video and stills by Nicholas Pilarski

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Below - video of Love Song, the Duke Players spring 2013 show. Play by John Kolvenbach, directed by Kari Barclay.

Video of A Dopey Fairy Tale and Other Vaudevilles -  An evening of Chekhov Parodies - one acts by Neil Simon and Michael Weller. Directed by Molly Forlines for the Duke Players Orientation Show, Brody Theater, Duke University, Aug./Sept. 2012

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Duke Players presented Love and Human Remains by Brad Fraser Oct. 27-29, 2011 at 8 pm in Brody Theater on East Campus. Directed by Steven Li.

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Duke Players just finished a successful run of The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard in Brody Theater. This orientation show introduced Duke Players to lots of new freshmen and was enjoyed by returning students as well. Senior Cameron McCallie directed.