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Audition Info for Mainstage Shows!

Audition Info for Mainstage Shows!

Thursday, July 16, 2015
It's time to plan for auditions for our two mainstage shows! Fall brings us An Experiment With An Air Pump by Shelagh Stephenson and spring will feature Bob by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Audition info here. An Experiment With An Air Pump is a contemporary consideration of art and science that takes...
Letter from the Chair

Letter from the Chair

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Dear Friends, 2014-15 has been an exciting year for the Department of Theater Studies.  The Orientation Show started off the year with a bang: Demon Baby directed by Thomas Kavanagh. With a cast that included three terrifically talented freshmen, I directed the fall mainstage, The Perfect...


Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Neal Bell’s play Cold Sweat is currently running in Los Angeles, produced by the theater group Uranium Madhouse. The film In Secret - based in part on his play adaptation of Zola's Therese Raquin - was released in the U.S. in winter last year.  Directed by Charlie Stratton, it starred...
CoLab with D'Amour and Connelly

CoLab with D'Amour and Connelly

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The Theater Studies CoLab (Collaborative Theater Making) course under the leadership of visiting artists Lisa D'Amour and Brendan Connelly proved to be a huge hit with students spring semester. Both artists are award winners in their fields - playwrighting for D'Amour and sound design for Connelly...

Trailer for Voice and Body Gesture Technique

Monday, June 22, 2015
Get a taste of Theater Studies Professor Ellen Hemphill's technique for teaching voice and body gesture in this trailer taken from a longer training film. Voice and Body Gesture Technique from Jim Haverkamp on Vimeo.    

From the Scene Shop!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
See where the set magic happens, and hear from the wizard himself, David Berberian!    
Four Years in Plays

Four Years in Plays

Monday, May 18, 2015
Check out this slideshow made for our 2015 graduates, which celebrates the plays during their time at Duke. Duke Theater Studies Graduates 2015 - 4 years in plays from Theater Studies on Vimeo.  

Planet Duke: A Drama-Filled Summer in Chicago

Friday, May 8, 2015
Read about the Duke in Chicago summer program here - from Duke Magazine.

Kari Barclay Wins Fellowship

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Congratulations to Kari Barclay for being chosen for a Humanity in Action Fellowship. Kari was selected as 1 of 43 Fellows out of an extremely competitive pool of 688 applicants from more than 255 universities and colleges across the United States. Kari will join Fellows from Bosnia and...