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Bachelor of Arts in Theater Studies

Duke's Department of Theater Studies combines scholarly theater research with productions of plays both old and new, from all over the world and the creation and development of new performance works. We offer students unique opportunities to study and interpret the rich world of drama, with specializations in critical studies in theater and performance, dramatic writing, acting, design, dramaturgy and directing. We create enlightened artists and scholars who approach theater as both an art and a discipline for exploring and expressing the concerns and hopes of our human communities.

Notable Alumni Include: Bridget Bailey, Maggie Chambers, Dana Berger, Alec Duffy, Claire Florian, John Gromada, Russell Hainline, Madeleine Lambert, Aaron Lazar, Elissa Lerner, Melanie Moyer Williams, Kerry O'Malley, Matthew Patrick, Kevin Poole, Brian Charles Rooney, Adam Smith

Faculty Info: Neal C. Bell, Torry Bend, R. Darren Gobert, Ellen Hemphill, Esther Kim Lee, Jody McAuliffe, Richard V. Riddell, Bradley Rogers, Jeff M. Storer.

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