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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...
Jim Henson Foundation grant recipient teaches puppetry at Duke this spring

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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