Faculty

Primary

Neal C. Bell

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Theater Studies

Office: 03G Page, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708-0680

Phone: (919) 660-3380

Email: neal.bell@duke.edu

Torry Bend

Associate Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies

Office: 109K Page, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708-0680

Phone: (919) 660-3365

Email: torry.bend@duke.edu

Torry Bend is a puppet artist and scenic designer, her Scenic design has been seen in New York at La Mama, Incubator Arts Project and Dixon Place. Additional design work includes: Animal Dance, Children’s Theater Company; Pygmalion, Southwest Shakespeare Co.; Agamemnon, Getty Villa; References to... Full Profile »

Ellen Hemphill

Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies

Office: 03F Page, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90680, Durham, NC 27608-0608

Phone: (919) 660-3384

Email: archelle@duke.edu

Jody McAuliffe

Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies

Office: 109D Page, Professor of the Practice, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708-0680

Phone: (919) 660-3363

Email: mca@duke.edu

Jody McAuliffe (MFA, Yale University)  Award-winning director, writer, adapter, dramaturg, translator, scholar and teacher whose artistic work has been seen across the country. Her directing combines theater, film, documentary, literary adaptation, dramaturgy and the development of new work. Her... Full Profile »

Jaybird O'berski

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Theater Studies

Office: 03C Page, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708-0680

Phone: (919) 660-3361

Email: jaybirdandronicus@gmail.com

Jaybird O’Berski (M.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University/Moscow Art Theatre School) is an assistant professor at Duke where he teaches acting, movement, improv and special topics like Black Theatre Workshop and Shakespeare Studio. Jaybird is artistic director of The Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern... Full Profile »

Richard V. Riddell

Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies

Office: Allen Building, Room 217, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90030, Durham, NC 27708-0030

Phone: (919) 684-2641

Email: richard.riddell@duke.edu

Richard Riddell has had a career as a scholar, professional lighting designer, and academic administrator. A graduate of Knox College and Stanford University, he has published articles on education and the arts, design, and European theater in The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education,... Full Profile »

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Bradley Rogers

Assistant Professor of Theater Studies

Email: b.rogers@duke.edu

Bradley Rogers (Ph.D., Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Theater Studies and Director of the Duke in London Drama program.  His work focuses on musical theatre and on performance theory, with research interests in the relationship between theater, film, and... Full Profile »

Jeff M. Storer

Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies

Office: 109 Page, Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708-0680

Phone: (919) 660-3360

Email: bear@duke.edu

Office Hours: 10:00-11:45 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Always helpful to call ahead.

Jeff Storer (M.F.A., Dallas Theater Center) is co-founder and Artistic Director of Manbites Dog Theater, a professional company founded in 1986 dedicated to world and regional premieres of contemporary work. He is co-author of Indecent Materials, which opened the 1990 season at Joseph Papp’s New... Full Profile »

Joint

Sarah Beckwith

Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English

Office: 302A Allen, Box 90014, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90014, Durham, NC 27708-0680

Phone: (919) 684-2741

Email: ott@duke.edu

Office Hours: Monday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m; Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. & by appointment.

Sarah Beckwith works on late medieval religious writing, medieval and early modern drama, and ordinary language philosophy. She is the author ofChrist's Body: Identity, Religion and Society in Medieval English Writing (London: Routledge, 1993, pbk 1996); Signifying God: Social Relation and... Full Profile »

Secondary

Thomas DeFrantz

Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies

Office: 1316 Campus Dr, Rm 243C, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: African and African-american S, Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 668-1929

Email: t.defrantz@duke.edu

Valeria Finucci

Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 219E Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3119

Email: vfinucci@duke.edu

Renaissance theater, epic, romance, and treatise; women writers, medical and literary understandings of the body, Venetian culture, Renaissance fashion, medicine in early modern Italy, New World's pharmacy, and psychoanalysis.

Beth Holmgren

Professor with Tenure

Office: 316 Languages Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90259, Durham, NC 27708-0259

Phone: (919) 660-3140

Email: beth.holmgren@duke.edu

Beth Holmgren is a full professor trained in Polish Studies and Russian Studies, with special expertise in narrative and film analysis, performance studies, gender studies, diasporic studies, and cultural history.  She currently serves as chair of the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at... Full Profile »

Kristine Stiles

France Family Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies

Office: Smith Warehouse Bay 10, A251, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-2467

Email: awe@duke.edu

Kristine Stiles (Ph.D. 1987, University of California at Berkeley) is an historian of contemporary art and artists’ writings, and specializes in interdisciplinary experimental art, from performance and conceptual art to violence, destruction, and trauma in art. Her theoretical interests include... Full Profile »

Instructional

Daniel Martin Ellison

Lecturing Fellow* of Theater

Office: 2516 Perkins Road, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708-0680

Phone: (919) 491-4625

Email: daniel.ellison@duke.edu

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Lynden Harris

Instructor* of Theater Studies

Email: lynden.harris@duke.edu

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Madeleine Sullivan Lambert

Instructor* of Theater Studies

Email: madeleine.lambert@duke.edu

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Kristen Marks

Lecturing Fellow* of Theater

Office: 109 Page, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708-0680

Phone: (919) 660-3343

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Stephen E Pysnik

Instructor * of Theater Studies

Office: Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3343

Email: stephen.pysnik@duke.edu

Emeritus

John M. Clum

Professor Emeritus of Theater Studies

Office: 109 Page, 402 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708-0680

Phone: (919) 660-3343

Email: jclum1941@gmail.com

John Clum (Ph.D., Princeton) is the author of a number of books including Still Acting Gay: Male Homosexuality in Modern Drama (2001), Something for the Boys: Musical Theater and Gay Culture (2000), and "He’s All Man": Learning Masculinity, Gayness, and Love from American Movies (2002), and essays... Full Profile »