Faculty Accomplishments

Our Theater faculty work all over the world, in the theater and in film and TV, in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Take a look at their latest achievements:

David Esbjornson was named Chair of the Theater Department in June. Hedirected the Public Theater’s Measure for Measure for the New York Shakespeare Festival, which ran from June 6 to July 30, 2011, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. He is directing Vanessa Redgrave (in her Tony-nominated performance) and James Earl Jones in the upcoming production of Driving Miss Daisy at London’s Windhams Theatre, where the production runs from September 26 to December 17, 2011.

F. Mitchell Dana designed the lighting for the 2011 Summer Season at The MUNY in Saint Louis, Mo. The season ran from June 20 to August 14, 2011, and included Legally Blonde, Kiss Me, Kate, Singin’ in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Little Shop of Horrors andBye Bye Birdie. The MUNY is the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater.

R. Michael Miller designed Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, and Period of Adjustment by Tennessee Williams for the Berkshire Theater Festival 2011 summer season.

Eileen Blumenthal wrote the cover story for the September 2011 issue of American Theatre magazine, on Lee Breuer and Basil Twist's production of Tennessee Williams' Streetcar Named Desire at the Comedie Francaise and the Wooster Group's version of Williams's Vieux Carré.

J. Allen Suddeth has been named Fellow and lifetime honorary member of the British Academy of Dramatic Combat for his significant and enduring contribution to the field as a fight director and author.