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Theater Studies Statement in Support of Black Lives

Monday, June 29, 2020
The faculty and staff of Theater Studies stand in solidarity with those protesting the country’s systemic racism and anti-Black violence.  We recognize that theater has historically exploited artists of color and that institutions of theater have marginalized artists and audiences of color...

Filmmaking and Social Distancing: When “Going Viral” is a Good Thing

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
If you asked Theater Studies instructor Talya Klein in March how she and her students in “Acting for the Camera” were adjusting to remote learning, Klein would have admitted to a lofty goal. She hoped to have a feature film completed as a final project to an anomalous semester. “We’ll see,” she...

Theater Students Among Benenson Prize Winners

Friday, May 1, 2020
Each year, Duke University awards approximately twenty Benenson Awards in the Arts, which provide summer funding for arts projects, research, and training. Three Theater students are among the awardees. Congratulations to Daniel Kim, Shaina Lubliner, and Valerie Muensterman. Read more. 

Theater Studies Announces 2020 Awardees

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
The Department of Theater Studies at Duke University recently presented five undergraduates with awards celebrating ongoing achievements in the discipline.  “These annual, faculty-nominated awards are our department’s opportunity to acknowledge students who embody the creative, intellectual...

The Show Did Go On: Re-inventing Live Performance during COVID-19

Monday, April 20, 2020
Cast of "Fefu and Her Friends" shortly before the virtual curtain rises. The Department of Theater Studies was a mere 23 days from opening night of its Spring Mainstage Production “Fefu and Her Friends” by Cuban playwright María Irene Fornés–when President Price announced that Duke would...

Assistant Stage Managers Needed for Spring Mainstage Production

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Are you interested in stage management? Would you like to gain practical experience? This is an excellent opportunity to work one-on-one with Director of Theater Thom Quintas on all aspects of stage management for the Spring Mainstage production of "Fefu and Her Friends." We are...

Theater Studies Marks 2019/20 Season with New Play Selection Process

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The Theater Studies Department is proud to announce our 2019/20 mainstage season, inaugurating a new play selection process featuring student input. A committee of faculty and students have determined the scripts for next year’s THEATRST 350 mainstage shows to be As You Like It by William...
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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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