Theater Studies job openings for 2023-2024 academic year
Actor Jonathan Cullen onstage with F Murray Abraham in "The Mentor"
Jonathan Cullen (left) will be on campus March 25 & 26 holding auditions for the Fall 2023 Mainstage production of "Twelfth Night"
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About Us

Theater is a form of human expression, shaped by social, economic, technological, personal, and artistic forces. Duke's Department of Theater Studies combines scholarly theater research with productions of plays both old and new, from all over the world and the creation and development of new performance works. 

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Featured Courses

Spotlighted Student Research

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Valerie Muensterman
Morgan Fears
Samantha Meyers
Kari Barclay
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Alumni Highlights

Sound Design
Post Production Artist, Actor
Filmmaker, Actor
Writer, Director, Educator
Actor, Singer
Writer, Director