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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Faculty Administrative Positions

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Ybarra, PatriciaChair of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

Faculty Positions

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Bach-Coulibaly, Michelle RSenior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Barnhill, James OProfessor Emeritus of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Baryshnikov, ShuraAssistant Professor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Berenson, StephenProfessor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Cesario, Ronald MLecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Columbus, CurtProfessor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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dAngelo, SarahAssistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Dunbar, Nancy RSenior Lecturer Emerita in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Emigh, John SProfessor Emeritus of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Golub, SpencerProfessor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Haynes, Alexander JLecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Hett, Timothy CLecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Hilton, Leon J AAssistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Jones, Thomas OProfessor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Marshall, LowryProfessor Emerita of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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McEleney, BrianProfessor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Mertes, BrianProfessor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Moore, KymProfessor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Reo, Barbara MLecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Schneider, RebeccaProfessor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Skybetter, Sydney ALecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Strandberg, Julie ADistinguished Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Tannenbaum, Barbara IDistinguished Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Terry-Morgan, ElmoAssociate Professor of Africana Studies and Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Vogel, Paula AProfessor Emerita of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Wilmeth, Don BProfessor Emeritus of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Ybarra, PatriciaProfessor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies