Faculty

Esther Kim Lee

Esther Kim Lee

Professor of Theater Studies

Email: esther.k.lee@duke.edu

Primary

Neal C. Bell

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

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

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

Office Hours: Office Hours are planned per semester. The Fall 2016 hours TBA

Ellen Hemphill is an Associate Professor in the Theater Studies Department and former Director of Undergraduate Studies for six years in the Department.  She is also Artistic Director of the professional theater company Archipelago in Chapel Hill and has taught at Duke since 1992. She was also on... Full Profile »

Jody McAuliffe

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

Jaybird O'berski

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies

Office: 03C Page, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-3343

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

Richard V. Riddell

Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

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 »

Bradley Rogers

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

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

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

Thomas DeFrantz

Professor of Theater 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

Valeria Finucci

Professor of Theater 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.

Instructional

Daniel Martin Ellison

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

Kristen Marks

Kristen Marks

Lecturing Fellow of Theater

Office: 109 Page, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-3343

Emeritus

John M. Clum

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 »