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Theatre

George W. Bellah, III, MFA

GEORGE W. BELLAH 3rd (Associate Professor) earned his B.F.A. in Performance from Northern Kentucky University, and his M.F.A. in Directing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His professional background includes acting, directing, and fight directing in theatres on both the east and west coasts. He specializes in teaching and choreographing movement, stage combat, acting, directing, and Asian drama. Professor Bellah joined the CWU faculty in 1999 and has directed Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Jungalbook, Bus Stop, Working, Icarus: A New Noh in English, Urinetown, Nanawatai, Scapin, and The Memorandum. He last appeared on stage as Prospero in The Tempest.

Professor Bellah studied the performance aspects of Noh, a form of classical Japanese dance theatre, with the Noh Training Project for 5 years, culminating in the 2012 production of the Greek/Noh fusion Icarus.  Professor Bellah directed and danced the roles of The Old Man and Daedalus in the World Premiere of this unique production, created collaboratively with colleagues playwright Elise Forier and  Dallas-based composer Kevin Salfen. The production was selected to perform at the Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

Professor Bellah also leads groups of students on study abroad experiences to Japan, focusing on Japanese theatre, culture, and language.

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