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Jim Henson Foundation grant recipient teaches puppetry at Duke this spring

Friday, January 19, 2018
The Jim Henson Foundation just awarded a workshop grant to faculty designer/director/puppeteer and Drama Desk award nominee Torry Bend for further development of her work-in-progress DREAMING, which features as this spring’s mainstage production class here at Duke (THEATRST 350). The Theater...

New DeLillo Adaptation Gets World Premiere at Duke

Friday, December 22, 2017
Don DeLillo’s 2001 novella, The Body Artist, is at once a ghost story and a love story that takes its only two characters on a journey into a spare, seductive outpost of grief, time and love.  DeLillo himself gave director/writer Jody McAuliffe permission to adapt The Body...

Daring to Dream: new faculty work-in-progress debuts for spring 2018

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
INFO SESSION JANUARY 10, 6:15p in Page 106 The department of Theater Studies is proud to announce a new project for Spring 2018.  Theater Studies faculty designer/puppeteer Professor Torry Bend and award-winning playwright Howard L. Craft will be collaborating on the development of an...

Duke Players Boldy Goes to the Devil's Krafthouse

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Duke Players is taking a chance on Friday, getting out of the theater and into the Devil's Krafthouse.  Playhouse Shorts, their night of new student work curated by Valerie Muensterman, will be taking the stage from 7:00 to 8:30p on December 1 (right before karaoke.)  Following the...

Off the Map: Auditions for Spring 2018

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Students looking for new paths to follow their passion on stage take note!  For the spring mainstage production, Theater Studies welcomes a new director from Duke's Dance program and department of African and African American Studies, Professor Thomas F. DeFrantz. Professor...

Witches Fly In for Vinegar Tom

Thursday, November 9, 2017
After working intensely on the show with director Jules Odendahl-James since September, the witches of Caryl Churchill's Vinegar Tom are ready to magically appear on stage tonight.  The undergraduate cast will transform nightly starting November 9 through November 19, as they slide between...

Duke Players musical opens October 21

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Duke Players presents their first musical production ever this semester with Once On This Island  opening Saturday, October 21. It's a first in other ways too, with director Sophie Caplin's choice to keep the traditional all-black casting for the show.  The Duke Chronicle highlights...

Casting Announced for Fall Mainstage

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Professor Jules Odendahl-James has made the hard choices and selected her cast of nine to fill the roles in Caryl Churchill's Vinegar Tom.  The department mainstage starts as a class, so the talented group of actors will be studying the history and context of Churchill's script with...

Theaters Open Up for BBQ & Games

Monday, August 28, 2017
If you've ever wanted to wander backstage in the Bryan Center, here is your chance!  The Theater Studies department is hosting a barbeque with backstage tours on Monday, August 28 from 5:30p to 7:00p.  Students can grab a bite and pick up a free t-shirt while investigating the audition...

Duke welcomes director Kay Matschullat and composer Duncan Sheik to campus

Monday, February 13, 2017
The Theater Studies department and Hoof'n'Horn welcome two very special guests to campus this week.  Director Kay Matschullat arrives to begin her spring residency directing a brand new musical version of THE AENEID from Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring...

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