Department of Theatre

The department of Theatre at Bridgewater State University is committed to educating students in a significant art form. Upon completing a program in theatre, students are prepared to engage in theatre throughout their lives, to pursue advanced study in the art form or to begin a career in theatre.

Faculty
Jim W. Quinn
Professor of Theatre
Rondileau Campus Center, Room 112
Tel:
508.531.2670
Email: jquinn@bridgew.edu
Degrees

BFA, Boston University School of Fine Arts
MFA, Yale University School of Drama

Heidi Bean
Associate Professor of English; Acting Chairperson of Theatre
Heidi Bean
Tillinghast Hall, Room 214
Tel:
508.531.2031
Email: heidi.bean@bridgew.edu

Research and Teaching Interests:
Modern and Contemporary Drama
American Literature
Performance Studies
American Studies

Recent Publications:
Books
Poetry after Cultural Studies (Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2011): 241 pages. A collection of ten critical essays, co-edited with Mike Chasar, on the future of poetry studies in the wake of cultural studies, this volume includes contributions by Edward Brunner, Maria Damon, Cary Nelson, Carrie Noland, Barrett Watten, and others. Introductory essay co-authored with Mike Chasar.

Edited Journal Issues
Poet's Theater. Postmodern Culture 20.1 (Sept. 2009). The first collection of critical essays devoted to an analysis of American poets' theater, co-edited with Laura Hinton, frames the critical strategies of poets' theater since the 1960s by focusing on the theater and performance work of Ron Silliman Carla Harryman, Fiona Templeton, and Mac Wellman. Introductory essay co-authored with Laura Hinton. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/postmodern_culture/toc/pmc.20.1.html.

Poetries. Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 8/9 (Spring/Fall, 2006): 159 pages. A collection of essays on the intersection of poetry and cultural studies, co-edited with Adalaide Morris and Mike Chasar, this double issue includes essays by Ed Brunner, Alan Ramon Clinton, Cary Nelson, Susan Somers-Willett, and Daniel Tiffany, with additional commentary by Michael Davidson, Heather DuBrow, Meta Duwa-Jones, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Walter Lew, Jerome McGann, Marjorie Perloff, Mark W. Van Wienan, and others. Introductory essay co-authored with Adalaide Morris and Mike Chasar.

Journal Articles
"Carla Harryman's Non/Narrative and the Ethics of Dispersive Theater." Postmodern Culture 20.1 (Sept. 2009): http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/postmodern_culture/v020/20.1.bean.html.

Repeating Gertrude Stein: Language, Performativity, and Hypermediated Theater," Text and Performance Quarterly 27.3 (July 2007): 168-194.

Areas of Expertise

Twentieth-Century Drama, Theater, and Performance
Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture Performance Studies

Degrees

BA, Indiana University
MA, University of Iowa
PhD, University of Iowa, English (American Literature and Drama)

Emmett Buhmann
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Rondileau Campus Center, Room 112
Tel:
508.531.1036
Email: emmett.buhmann@bridgew.edu
Degrees

BFA, University of Wyoming
MFA, University of California Irvine

Miranda Giurleo
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Rondileau Campus Center, Room 027
Tel:
508.531.2039
Email: miranda.giurleo@bridgew.edu
Degrees

MFA, Brandeis University

Colleen Rua
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Rondileau Campus Center, Room 024C
Tel:
508.531.3707
Email: colleen.rua@bridgew.edu
Degrees

BA, Suffolk University
MA, Emerson College
PhD, Tufts University

Emeriti Faculty
Arthur L. Dirks
Professor of Theatre
Rondileau Campus Center, Room 024B
Tel:
508.531.2039
Email: adirks@bridgew.edu
Degrees

BA, Fort Hays State College
MA, University of Kansas
MFA, Illinois State University
EdD, University of Massachusetts at Boston

Stephen M. Levine
Rondileau Campus Center, Room 112
Tel:
508.531.2140
Email: slevine@bridgew.edu
Staff
Eileen DeAndrade
Administrative Assistant I
Rondileau Campus Center, Room 018
Tel:
508.531.2193
Email: edeandrade@bridgew.edu
Mark Johnson
Assistant Director, Production, Audio and Lighting Services
Rondileau Campus Center Theater, Room 122
Tel:
508.531.1708
Email: mjohnson@bridgew.edu
Kellsy MacKilligan
Costume Director
Rondileau Campus Center, Room 037C
Tel:
508.531.2279
Email: kellsy.mackilligan@bridgew.edu
Administrative Assistant
Ms.
Eileen DeAndrade
Tel:
508.531.2193

The department of Theatre offers concentrations in Theatre Arts, Theatre Education, and Theatre Performance as well as minors in Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre Performance.

The theatre arts concentration emphasizes a comprehensive theatre program within the liberal arts context. Students pursue a systematic course of study in performance, production, management, history, literature and criticism, which is enhanced by opportunities to participate in either performance or production in the department’s theatre season.

The theatre education program combines the content of the theatre program with additional learning to support Standard I requirements for licensure to teach theatre in public schools in Massachusetts.

The theatre performance concentration augments the broad based approach of the theatre arts concentration with the additional comprehensive course work in acting, voice and dance, preparing the student more thoroughly for entry-level performance occupations and graduate schools or conservatories.

Department of Theatre
Rondileau Campus Center
Room 018
508.531.2193