Theatre and Performance Studies

The graduate program in Theatre and Performance Studies trains scholar-artists for the academic profession, with a focus on performance history, dramatic literature, and theory. We emphasize research with primary materials as well as field research.

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Office of Graduate Admissions
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-3395
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M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies

The graduate program in Theatre and Performance Studies trains scholar-artists for the academic profession, with a focus on performance history, dramatic literature, and theory. We emphasize research with primary materials as well as field research. Students are encouraged to pursue their own scholarly interests under the guidance of faculty both in this department and in others on campus. The program is not designed to grant a terminal M.A. degree. Instead, it is expected that students will proceed beyond the M.A. degree to Ph.D. study.

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Faculty

Heather S. Nathans
Professor and Chair
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Theatre History, Dramatic Literature and Criticism, Directing
Noe Montez
Noe Montez
Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. , Indiana University
Theatre History, Dramatic Literature and Criticism, Directing
Natalya Baldyga
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Theatre History, Dramatic Literature and Theory, Directing
Barbara Wallace Grossman
Professor
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Theatre History, Dramatic Literature and Criticism, Directing, Voice and Speech
Monica White Ndounou
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Ohio State University
Theatre History, Dramatic Literature and Criticism, Acting
Laurence Senelick
Fletcher Professor of Oratory
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Dramatic Literature and Theory, Theatre and Film History

Application Deadline


Fall: January 15

Application Requirements:
 

> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement

- Try to address such questions as, “Why this particular program?” , “What sort of questions has your research turned up so far?” , “What sparks your interest in fields other than Drama and Theatre?” . The statement should be no more than 1000 words 

Official GRE scores
Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable 
Transcripts 
Three Letters of Recommendation 
Writing Sample 

- A writing sample which reflects a scholarly discussion of a topic in or related to theater (e.g., part of a Master's thesis, a term paper, a research article)

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director, Assistant Professor Noe Montez.

Department of Drama and Dance
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617.627.3524
Fax: 617.627.3803
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