theatre history

Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames

Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames joined the Ashland University faculty in 2000 and is currently an associate professor of theatre, taking over the position of chair in May 2008. She teaches courses in theatre history, script analysis, and musical theatre. Teresa earned a bachelor of science degree from John Carroll University (in chemistry no less!) and an M.A. and Ph. D. in theatre from Bowling Green State University. Prior to her Ph.D. work, Teresa was Director of Theatre at Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania where she directed Barnum, Quilters, Tally’s Folly, Antigone, Love Letters, and I Hate Hamlet. She spent several summers at the Huron Playhouse where she served as Box Office Manager and Business Manager, and had the pleasure to direct The Secret Garden, The King & I, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and The Pajama Game. She has directed Dancing at Lughnasa, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Little Night Music, The Phantom Lady, Three Tall Women and Into the Woods at Ashland University and The Sound of Music and Gypsy for Ashland Summer Theatre Festival. She is a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a respondent for the American College Theatre Festival.

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