2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog archived

Theater, Dance, and Film Studies

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies offers a major in theater and minors in theater, dance, and film and visual culture. In Lenfest Hall the department produces a season of theatrical events drawn from a wide range of periods and styles that engage students in all areas of the performing arts. The performance season includes fully-produced main-stage plays, musicals, and dance concerts. Each year the department invites a number of distinguished guest actors, directors, playwrights, choreographers, dancers, designers, or theater scholars to share their expertise with students.

HONORS: An Honors Program in Theater is offered for well-qualified majors; see department head for details.

Department Head: Jenefer Davies


First date is the year in which the faculty member began service as regular faculty at the University. Second date is the year of appointment to the present rank.

Owen M. Collins, M.F.A.—(2002)-2016
Professor of Theater
M.F.A., University of South Carolina

Jenefer M. Davies, M.F.A., M.A.L.S.—(2006)-2020
Professor of Dance
M.A.L.S., Hollins University
M.F.A., George Washington University

Shawn Paul Evans, M.F.A.—(2007)-2019
Professor of Theater
M.F.A., University of Virginia

Jemma Alix Levy, M.A., M.F.A.—(2014)-2020
Associate Professor of Theater
MFA equivalent, The Julliard School
M.A., University of Chicago
M.F.A., Mary Baldwin University in association with the American Shakespeare Center

Stephanie Sandberg, Ph.D. — (2016)-2016
Assistant Professor of Theater
Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara

Film and Visual Culture Core Faculty

Edward Adams, Ph.D.—(1993)-2012
Professor of English
Ph.D., Yale University

Howard N. (Hank) Dobin, Ph.D.—(2005)-2005
Professor of English
Ph.D., Stanford University

Shawn Paul Evans, M.F.A.—(2007)-2019
Professor of Theater
M.F.A., University of Virginia

Elliot King, Ph.D.—(2012)-2018
Associate Professor of Art History
Ph.D., University of Essex

Stephanie Lynn Sandberg, Ph.D.—(2016)-2016
Assistant Professor of Theater and Head of the Film and Visual Culture Minor
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara


    Bachelor of ArtsMinor


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