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Auditions for ENRON!

Sunday, December 7, 2014
All Duke undergrads are invited to audition for the Theater Studies spring play, Enron (running April 2-12), directed by guest artist Talya Klein (see bio below). Auditions will be on Monday, January 12 from 6 to 8 pm in Bryan Center 128 (Clum Room). Sign up below. If you can't come Monday night,...

Telling Stories for Social Change's final performance

Monday, November 24, 2014
TELLING STORIES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: Confronting Sexual and Domestic Violence at Duke and in Durham will have a performance of monologues on sexual violence from interviews with activists, lobbyists, artists, and survivors in the Sheafer Theatre in Duke University's Bryan Center on Wednesday,...
Fascinating Talkback After Opening Night of The Perfect Detonator

Fascinating Talkback After Opening Night of The Perfect Detonator

Friday, November 14, 2014
A discussion about “Domestic Terrorism” followed the opening night performance, with Tim Nichols, Duke University Executive Director, Counterterrorism and Public Policy Fellowship Program and Fellows from his “National Security Decision-Making” class. This...
Alums Gather in NYC for Motown the Musical

Alums Gather in NYC for Motown the Musical

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Some alums recently got together for some fun in the city at Motown the Musical, which was directed by an alum, Charles Randolph Wright!

DEMAN Weekend Almost Here!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
This weekend, learn about life in stage, film and administration outside of Duke from alumni with real world experience including TS alums Adam Saunders ('99), Emma Miller ('12) and Nathaniel Hill ('12). November 7th and 8th. Details at  

Guest artists D'Amour and Connelly to Teach Spring Semester

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Department of Theater Studies is honored to welcome Lisa D'Amour and Brendan Connelly to campus to teach spring semester. Take a look at their courses and see their bios below. D'Amour and Brendan are teaching together on THEATRST 290-4 Theater Studies Workshop: CoLAB: Contemporary American...
Enron - the Spring 2015 MainStage Play

Enron - the Spring 2015 MainStage Play

Monday, October 20, 2014
Enron by Lucy Prebble Three blind mice wander across the stage while a few Texas businessmen determine the financial fate of the nation. A lawyer with a ventriloquist dummy delivers disclaimers to the audience while ferocious velociraptors lurk in the darkness... This is the world of Enron...

New Works in Process Workshop - First Deadline Oct. 17!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The New Works in Process Workshop is back! Professors Neal Bell and Jeff Storer are resurrecting this once popular course. Writers are asked to submit scripts that, if chosen, will be developed in the class, by Friday, October 17. Students who take the course will form a theatrical “company”...
The Perfect Detonator Opening Thursday!

The Perfect Detonator Opening Thursday!

Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Perfect Detonator, Professor Jody McAuliffe's adaptation of Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, opens Thursday, November 13 in Sheafer Theater in the Bryan Center. McAuliffe’s adaptation follows Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, as he reads The Secret Agent. In the process, Conrad’s fictional tale...
First Visiting Artists of the '14-'15 year

First Visiting Artists of the '14-'15 year

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Rude Mechanicals, one of the most innovative theater companies working in the US at this time, brought their immersive theatrical experience, Now Now Oh Now, that explores the nature of beauty, evolution, choice, and chance. While they were on campus, they visited acting and advanced acting...