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Morgan Fears' original screenplay Daddy Issued on March 2, one night only!

Thursday, February 28, 2019
The Theater Studies department is proud to announce the reading of senior distinction candidate Morgan Fears' autobiographical screenplay Daddy Issued, Saturday March 2 at 7:00pm in Brody Theater (Branson building, East campus.)  In the tradition of developing works-in-progress,...
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2019 Student Theater Awards now open for application!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Do you have big plans for making theater this summer? Could you use some financial assistance? Applications for the Theater Studies annual student awards are now open!  Students taking theater classes are encouraged to read through the opportunities listed here. The Theater Studies...
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Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark directs Love Life for Duke Theater Studies

Sunday, December 2, 2018
This December, for one night only, the Duke University Theater Studies department presents a developmental workshop of the groundbreaking Kurt Weill-Alan Jay Lerner musical Love Life directed by New York-based director and actor Victoria Clark (Light in the Piazza). ...
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Theater Studies department continues to grow

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Exciting news for Theater Studies at Duke!  Professor Darren Gobert (pictured) will be joining the faculty as a full tenured professor this spring. Professor Gobert, the editor of Modern Drama, specializes in comparative modern and contemporary Western drama, dramatic and performance...
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Theater Studies welcomes new chair, new faculty

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
The Theater Studies department is ushering in the new school year with a new chair and new faculty!  For the first time, we have a faculty designer taking the helm as chair of the department. Professor Torry Bend has big plans for building new alliances, bringing in new guest artists, and...
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Duke theater professor pulls the curtain on 31-year-old Durham theater

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
This week’s final five performances of Manbites Dog Theater’s final show, directed by Professor Jeff Storer, mark the closing of a Triangle landmark in the theater community.  Wakey, Wakey  an existential tragicomedy by Will Eno, is a fitting tribute to this event which will transform the...
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Final Class Performance with Visiting Artist

Friday, March 16, 2018
Come see Medical Stories on Stage final performance! Students will be sharing stories that they have individually chosen and adapted, with the help of Professor Odendahl-James and Visiting Artist Kali Quinn, discussing how identity is transformed by illness experiences. Kali Quinn, a...
Kali Quinn Duke Visiting Artist

Visiting Artist Performances

Friday, March 16, 2018
Please join us for two upcoming shows by Kāli Quinn, performance artist, violinist and educator. Through the transformation of familiar objects, montages and music, Kāli Quinn’s two performances share everyday stories that tap into themes of medicine and spirit, grief and gifts....
Student Award Application deadline announced

Student Award Application deadline announced

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Applications for our annual student awards are now open!  The Theater Studies department is lucky to have a variety of awards with funding attached that is often used by students to help cover summer theater training.  The deadline for applying for these awards is March 19, 2018...
Announcing the 2018-19 Season

Announcing the 2018-19 Season

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
We are pleased to announce the faculty directors for the Theater Studies 18/19 season will be Ellen Hemphill for Fall 2018 and Jody McAuliffe for Spring 2019.  The fall mainstage show will be the Irish memory play Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, and the spring production will be a new work...

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