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ENRON Runs Through Sunday!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Check our trailer and plan to attend! Tickets at the Duke Box Office. Enron Promotional Video from Jon Haas on Vimeo.  

The Artstigatorshake

Thursday, March 12, 2015
    Basketball captain and theater studies major Quinn Cook brings some fun to the arts when an artstigator calls on him in Cameron.

Awards Season is Here!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Each spring Theater Studies presents awards. The deadline for awards for which students need to apply is March 20. These include grants for summer study and prizes for essays or scripts. Others are given for achievement and chosen by the faculty.  Check here to learn more.

Taking Control of Your Future: Personal Branding

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:00-6:30 p.m., Gross Hall 270 RSVP Take control of your future and market your personal brand! Every project—theater, social innovation, music, literature, visual arts, dance—needs a powerful elevator pitch to grab an audience’s attention. Meet Jody McAuliffe (writer,...
Dancing in the Bonehouse Opens

Dancing in the Bonehouse Opens

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Kelly McCrum opens her adaptation of the novel A Time For Dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin this week. Her play is called Dancing in the Bonehouse and is inspired by personal experience. She says, "as strong as we are, we often forget how fragile we can also be. We take advantage of our bodies until...


Monday, February 9, 2015
Duke students Jamie Bell and Austin Powers will present Mukwerere, an original play written by Bell, designed by Powers and set in Zimbabwe. Durham artist Tamara Kissane is directing. The play is Bell’s and Powers’ senior distinction project and will run Feb. 12-14, 2015 in Sheafer Theater on Duke’...
Wittgenstein's Hamlet

Wittgenstein's Hamlet

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Check this preview of Mike Myers' distinciton play:

Lecture by Kim H. Kowalke

Monday, January 26, 2015
Please join the Department of Theater Studies for its spring lecture series, "New Directions in Musical Theater," which begins with a talk by Kim H. Kowalke, Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities at the University of Rochester and Professor of Music at the Eastman School. “Give Me Time”:...

Seniors Preparing Distinction Projects

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Four seniors are preparing for their upcoming productions in their efforts to graduate with distinction in May. Mike Myers is working from Shakespeare's most famous play in his original Wittgenstein's Hamlet, in which influential philosopher Wittgenstein inhabits Shakespeare’s linguistic universe,...
Unique Course Opportunities! Drop and Add!

Unique Course Opportunities! Drop and Add!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Very special course opportunities brought to theater studies by award-winning visiting artists - check out the courses and the artists teaching them! THEATRST 290-4 CoLAB: Contemporary American Collaborative Theater Making w/guest artists Lisa D’Amour and Brendan Connelly (ALP): Work with award-...