Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS) is the intellectual and artistic center at Brown for faculty and students interested in the aesthetic, historical, literary, practical and theoretical explorations of performance in global perspective – theatre, dancespeech, performance art, and performative “roles” in everyday life. 

In addition to the undergraduate AB, the department offers a Doctoral Programin Theatre and Performance Studies, an MFA Program in Playwriting, and theBrown/Trinity MFA in Acting and Directing.

Each academic year also presents an overflowing calendar of performances and events, which contributes greatly to a vital educational environment for the study of performance.

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    • Bach-Coulibaly, Michelle, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Baryshnikov, Shura, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Berenson, Stephen, Professor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Cesario, Ronald, Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Columbus, Curt, Professor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Dunbar, Nancy, Senior Lecturer Emerita in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Emigh, John, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Speech and Dance and English
    • Golub, Spencer, Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Haynes, Alexander, Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Hett, Timothy, Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Hilton, Leon, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Johnson, Jasmine, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Jones, Thomas, Professor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Lemon, Ralph, Professor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Marshall, Lowry, Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • McEleney, Brian, Professor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Mertes, Brian, Clinical Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Moore, Kym, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Reo, Barbara, Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Schneider, Rebecca, Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Skybetter, Sydney, Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Strandberg, Julie, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Tannenbaum, Barbara, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Terry-Morgan, Elmo, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Vogel, Paula, Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • Ybarra, Patricia, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
    • dAngelo, Sarah, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies