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.

Faculty Administrative Positions

Ybarra, Patricia, Chair of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

Faculty Positions

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, Professor of the Practice 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