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Internationally Renown Dramaturg to Meet with CWU Theatre Studies Students and Faculty

Dr. PAUL WALSH, Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale University, will meet with Theatre Studies Masters' candidates and selected faculty in a private lunch,  as part of a visit to CWU December 5.  Walsh will join CWU Professors Hubbard and Smith in the oral examination and thesis review for MA candidate Maggie Bell, that same day.

Please join us in welcoming Dr Walsh.

Dr. Walsh joined the Yale faculty in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism in fall 2008. Prior to  Yale, Walsh taught dramaturgy and dramatic literature at the University of Massachusetts and at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He served as senior dramaturg at the American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco) from 1996-2005. His translations of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Master Builder, and Hedda Gabler have been produced at the American Conservatory Theater, Aurora Theater, and Yale Repertory Theatre among others. In addition, Walsh has worked as dramaturg with theater companies across the country, including Theatre de la Jeune Lune, with which he collaborated on such award-winning productions as Children of Paradise: Shooting a Dream, Don Juan Giovanni, Germinal, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Walsh's version of Dickens's A Christmas Carol, co-written with A.C.T. director Carey Perloff, has played at A.C.T. since 2005. Walsh served as Artistic Director of the New Harmony Project from 2006 to 2012. Publications include articles in The Production Notebooks, Re-interpreting Brecht, Strindberg’s Dramaturgy, Theatre Symposium, Essays in Theatre, Studia Neophilologica, Canadian Theatre Review, and Contemporary Literary Criticism Yearbook. Walsh received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama at the University of Toronto.

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