Eileen Curley

Associate Professor of English


Dr. Eileen Curley (she/her/hers) is a theatre historian and scenic designer who teaches courses in theatre, drama, writing, and literature. Recent courses taught include an Honors Seminar on Hamilton, Stagecraft, Playwriting Workshop, Harry Potter and Its Global Contexts, American Theatre History, Writing for College, and a wide range of dramatic literature courses. She also serves as the Editor in Chief of USITT’s quarterly journal, Theatre Design & Technology, where she works with industry professionals, academics, and students to foster dialogue about all areas of technical theatre and design. A practicing scholar/artist, Dr. Curley has designed scenery, projections, and props or has served as production dramaturg for more than 50 professional and academic theatre productions in New York, Indiana, Washington, and Iowa, including six years as the Props Master for The Brown County Playhouse in Indiana. Dr. Curley’s published research centers on late-nineteenth-century amateur theatricals and the ways in which actors subverted gender role expectations to gain public power through charitable performances. For sample syllabi, links to articles, resources for students and faculty, and Dr. Curley’s design portfolio, please visit www.eileencurley.com


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