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

blood covered hand
María Zurita Ontiveros & Ash Jeffers
woman in field
Valerie Muensterman
The Reckoning
Ellen Hemphill
collage of old photos
Morgan Fears
Samantha Meyers
Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton
Kari Barclay
Jamie Bell & Austin Powers

Alumni Highlights

Talya Klein (T’02)
Writer, Director
Martavius Parrish
Actor, Singer
Ashley Diane Long (T'14)
Post Production Artist, Actor
John Gromada (T’86)
Sound Design
Kari Barclay
Writer, Director, Educator
Kana Hatakeyama
Filmmaker, Actor