Theatre History/Dramatic Literature/Dramaturgy, Graduate Officer

The Pennsylvania State University
116 Theatre Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-0591

William J. Doan holds a BA from Gannon University, an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to articles published on the plays and theatre of George Bernard Shaw, Doan co-authored Prophets, Performance and Power, published in 2005, and Twice Used Songs: Performance Criticism of the Songs of Ancient Israel in 2008, with Terry Giles. Doan has also had two original works premiere at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival (Southwest Ohio Society of Badasses, 2008 and Villainy, 2009). His solo performances have been featured at a number of national venues, including the DePauw Undergraduate Ethics Symposium and the SETC Theatre Symposium. His play Drifting, received a workshop at Dixon Place Theatre in NYC in March of 2014 and has since been performed under a sponsorship from The Doctors Kienle Center for the Study of Humanistic Medicine. His most recent co-authored book, The Story of Noami – the Book of Ruth: From Gender to Politics is scheduled for publication in summer of 2016. Doan served as President of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2011-2013.


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