Faculty

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: 109J Page, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-3383

Email: torry.bend@duke.edu

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 10am - 1pm 

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 »

R. Darren Gobert

R. Darren Gobert

William and Sue Gross Professor

Office: 03A Page, Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-6497

Email: rdg37@duke.edu

Office Hours: Wednesday and Friday, noon to 1:00 p.m. and by appointment

R. Darren Gobert specializes in comparative modern and contemporary Western drama, dramatic and performance theory, and the philosophy of theatre. His publications include The Theatre of Caryl Churchill (Bloomsbury) and The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater (Stanford... 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 a Professor of the Practice 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... Full Profile »

Esther Kim Lee

Esther Kim Lee

Professor of Theater Studies

Office: 03B Page, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3367

Email: esther.k.lee@duke.edu

Office Hours: On a sabbatical leave in 2019-2020.

Esther Kim Lee specializes in theatre history and dramatic criticism. She teaches and writes about Asian American theatre, Korean diaspora theatre, interculturalism, and globalization and theatre. She is the author of A History of Asian American Theatre (Cambridge University Press, 2006), which... 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 »

Richard V. Riddell

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 »

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 (jmsheepdog.com for complete information)(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... Full Profile »

Joint

Sarah Beckwith

Sarah Beckwith

Professor of Theater Studies

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

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

Michael F D'Alessandro

Michael F D'Alessandro

Assistant Professor of Theater Studies

Office: 502 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Email: michael.dalessandro@duke.edu

Michael D’Alessandro holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale University and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Boston University. His principal research focuses on American literature and theatre history in the long nineteenth century. Whether studying well-known works of the... Full Profile »

Instructional

Dan Ellison, J.D.

Dan Ellison, J.D.

Lecturing Fellow of Theater

Office: 2516 Perkins Road, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: Box 90680, Durham, NC 277080680

Phone: +1 919 491 4625

Email: daniel.ellison@duke.edu

Hye Won Kim

Hye Won Kim

Instructor of Theater Studies

Office: 03B Page, Durham, NC 27708

Email: hyewon.kim175@duke.edu

Hyewon Kim is an Instructor of Theater Studies. Before coming to Duke she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. Her book titled South Korean Musical Theatre: Transnational Encounters is under contract with Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2021), and a book chapter on "... Full Profile »

Talya Klein, Mfa

Talya Klein, Mfa

Instructor of Theater Studies

Office: DS Union East, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90710, Durham, NC 277080710

Phone: +1 919 660 3960

Email: talyaklein@gmail.com

Jules Odendahl-James

Jules Odendahl-James

Dir, Acad Engagement for Acad Discipline

Office: Room 118, Academic Advising Center, Dukeuniversity, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 681 8707

Email: jao@duke.edu

Alex Ferrone

Alex Ferrone

Postdoctoral Associate

Office: 03C Page, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 660 5563

Email: alessandro.ferrone@duke.edu

Office Hours: Mondays, 1:00–3:00pm

Alex Ferrone is a Postdoctoral Associate in Theater Studies. His teaching and research interests include theater history, dramatic criticism, and performance theory, and he specializes in contemporary drama from the United Kingdom.

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 »